Buy lights and move Campell to a 6PM kickoff!!!

Just throwing that out there…

Our first game will be monumental regardless. It’s simply that an atmosphere of a stadium under the lights is hard to beat. I’d like to see the occasion marked by pulling out all the stops.

Will not be disappointed if it doesn’t happen. Just want the absolute optimum environment for Charlotte football.

I doubt they could go through the process of buying and installing lights by August 31st, but I don’t doubt for a second they couldn’t afford some rental lights for the occasion.

The first game should kick off around 3 at the earliest to allow for optimal time for festivities.

Use the lights to play at 3 a.m. That way we’re guaranteed to be on ESPN. :))

Too late for that kind of change I would imagine. Not a bad idea but there is also a lot of value in the traditional Saturday afternoon slot. Our big games under the lights will come in time.

Agreed. I’ve heard that the team will have the lights installed at the end of the first season. So it would seem we will have to go one season without lights. But if we can keep a crowd coming to each noon game, it should still work out well for us.

I do not like the 12:00 start time for every home game. Pushing it back 1-2 hrs would be nice.

12pm start times are just a ploy by the AD to get everyone on campus early for tailgate.

#stealthad

I do agree with this. 12:00 is just too early.

Year 2 is my guess… it adds a new level of excitement to the off season.

Yeah lights for season 1 is not needed. I do agree with many of the posts though - If we could push back start time(s) to 1 or so it would be ideal.

Every College Football program anywhere plays noon games. We can’t play a 3 p.m. game, because it may go into overtime, and you know how college football overtime can go. If we play at 1 or 2, we have no shot at getting on television, because that would throw off the tv schedule for the whole day. We are trying to get our program on television. We probably won’t have many games on TV as it stands, but if we move our kickoff times back, nobody will bat an eye at us.

Lets see what’s missing from Noon kickoff.

Arrive on campus and serve myself beer while cooking breakfast.
Eat breakfast and consume more beer.
Change over from breakfast to lunch prep and have more beer.
Consume beer while cooking lunch.
Consume beer while eating lunch.
Consume beer while cleaning up.
Head to stadium while drinking beer.
After game, cook post game meal while having more beer.
Enjoy post game meal with any remaining beer.

Go home.

I’ve had 3 square meals, plenty of beer and a Niners victory.

Nope. Can’t have anymore 12 noon kickoffs.

[quote=“Crusader, post:12, topic:27861”]Arrive on campus and serve myself beer while cooking breakfast.
Eat breakfast and consume more beer.
Change over from breakfast to lunch prep and have more beer.
Consume beer while cooking lunch.
Consume beer while eating lunch.
Consume beer while cleaning up.
Head to stadium while drinking beer.
After game, cook post game meal while having more beer.
Enjoy post game meal with any remaining beer.

Go home.

I’ve had 3 square meals, plenty of beer and a Niners victory.[/quote]

Looks like we have the same itinerary.

The biggest issue with a noon kick off is out of towners. I mean I am only 30 mins away but noon kickoff will mean I am getting up at 6:30 or so. If you are from Winston or Raleigh or Asheville it is making it tough. I didn’t say impossible, just difficult. The nice thing about the noon kickoff is that I will be home before dinner.

We’ll be leaving the house when you’re waking up. That’s essentially what it means.

We’ll be leaving the house when you’re waking up. That’s essentially what it means.[/quote]
For folks farther away it would make sense to just drive down the day/night before the game.

We’ll be leaving the house when you’re waking up. That’s essentially what it means.[/quote]
For folks farther away it would make sense to just drive down the day/night before the game.[/quote]

Well that’s why we’re building the hotel and convention center on campus. ;D

We’ll be leaving the house when you’re waking up. That’s essentially what it means.[/quote]
For folks farther away it would make sense to just drive down the day/night before the game.[/quote]
…and stay at our future hotel / conference center! :smiley:

EDIT: dammit, too slow, haha

We’ll be leaving the house when you’re waking up. That’s essentially what it means.[/quote]
For folks farther away it would make sense to just drive down the day/night before the game.[/quote]

I’ll be flying in the night before. Looks like US Airways has a consistent 8:00 flight on Friday nights.

CPip says he’s staying on campus, just get a tent, & stay with him out-of-towners.