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App State to Open 2025 Season at Charlotte’s Bank of America Stadium

Last Updated on November 16, 2023 10:42 am

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Charlotte Sports Foundation (CSF) announced Thursday that App State and Charlotte will open the 2025 season in the 2025 Duke’s Mayo Classic on Thursday, Aug. 28 in Bank of America Stadium.

“We are thrilled to add this passionate regional rivalry to our upcoming slate of Duke’s Mayo Classic games,” said CSF executive director Danny Morrison. “We believe the atmosphere in the Queen City will be electric and both the Mountaineers and 49ers will be well represented.”

This matchup will be the fourth meeting of the two programs with App State holding a 3-0 series lead.

“We are thrilled to kick off the 2025 college football season in Bank of America Stadium against the Charlotte 49ers,” said App State Director of Athletics Doug Gillin. “We have an incredible base of alumni and fans in the Charlotte area as evidenced by the crowd in our last Duke’s Mayo Classic appearance. These kinds of matchups are great for the state of North Carolina and great for college football. Thank you to Danny Morrison and the Charlotte Sports Foundation for this opportunity.”

“What an exciting matchup to kick off the 2025 season! We have tremendous respect for App State and look forward to battling them at Bank of America Stadium in front of a huge crowd of Niners and Mountaineers fans. Thanks to Danny Morrison and the Charlotte Sports Foundation for putting this great game together,” said Mike Hill, Charlotte’s director of athletics.

The kickoff time and ticket information will be announced at a later date.

About Charlotte Sports Foundation

The mission of the Charlotte Sports Foundation (CSF), a 501(c)(3), is to provide leadership for sports-based initiatives that result in a positive impact on the economy and quality of life in the Charlotte region. CSF was created in the spring of 2013 as a combined entity of Charlotte’s two primary sports development groups, Charlotte Collegiate Football and the Charlotte Regional Sports Commission. Its origins can be traced to the vision of Charlotte civic leaders after the very successful hosting of the 1994 NCAA Men’s Final Four.

The Foundation also provides support for recruitment and operation of other local sporting events, and spearheads Charlotte’s continued growth as a preferred host for premier national and regional sporting events. The events include college basketball’s Jumpman Invitational presented by Novant Health, the Ally Tipoff, college football’s Duke’s Mayo Bowl, ACC Football Championship Game and Duke’s Mayo Classic, and the Meck Mile presented by Albemarle, which launches on Memorial Day weekend 2024.

The Board of Directors that guides the Charlotte Sports Foundation boasts a dynamic roster of top Charlotte civic and business leaders. Please visit for more information.

About Duke’s Mayonnaise

Duke’s Mayonnaise was created in 1917 in Greenville, S.C., by Eugenia Duke. Since then, Duke's has been adding southern flavors to make good things better. In addition to the flagship mayonnaise, which is still made according to the founder's original recipe, Duke's offers light, olive oil, and flavored mayonnaises, tartar sauce, sandwich relish and regionally inspired Duke's Southern Sauces, dressings, and mustards. Duke's is the Official Condiment of the Tailgate and title sponsor of the Duke's Mayo Classic & Duke's Mayo Bowl. Web: Instagram: @dukes_mayonnaise.

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