During the final 49 weeks until Kickoff 2013, we will take a moment each week to look at various aspects of the football program.


Spring Ahead

Mar. 3, 2013

By Tom Whitestone

We are getting closer and closer to Aug. 31, but before we get there we have to go through the spring season -- or more accurately, we want to go through the spring season.

Spring football starts, for the first time for the Charlotte 49ers, Mar. 18.  The 49ers will host a Green-White Spring Game at the conclusion of the spring practice season on April 20 at 1:00 p.m.

Between now and then, and awful lot of practice and planning still needs to take place.

From a truly administrative standpoint, this month includes the deadline for donations to the 49ers Athletic Foundation towards football seating priority.  For FSL holders, giving level and priority points determine where your seats will be and where your parking spot will be.

The 49ers are excited, for instance, that there are enough surface lots for all the FSL holders. Giving level, however, will determine which lot.  This month, that giving level will be set. 

By the end of the month and into April, the Athletic Foundation will invite FSL holders to campus to pick out their seats -- according to their Athletic Foundation rank.

The 49ers did the same thing when they opened Halton Arena in 1996. 

In the next month the whole process will be underway for football.

Of course, down at the Rose Football Center, coaches are concerned less with seating plans and more with practice plans.  On Mar. 18, spring practice begins in earnest.

The 49ers have been hitting the weight room with regularity.  They've gotten some time on the field -- but starting Mar. 18, it is on.  The team's first run at spring practice in preparation for a coming football season.

Football fans across the country start getting pumped for the coming season during spring practice, which culminates with the annual Spring Game.

Charlotte 49ers fans can now join in the fun.

Spring practice is just around the corner -- which means Kickoff, 2013 cannot be far behind.