CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Charlotte Sports Foundation (CSF) announced today that Tennessee and NC State will play in the 2024 Duke’s Mayo Classic. The annual college football regular season game will be played during the second week of the 2024 campaign on Sept. 7 in Bank of America Stadium located in Charlotte, N.C.
This game will be the fourth between the two institutions with the Volunteers winning the previous two meetings, including a 35-21 victory in Atlanta in 2012. NC State recently played in the 2017 kickoff game against South Carolina, and Tennessee faced West Virginia in Charlotte to start the 2018 season.
“We are thrilled to host a dynamic regional match up that is within driving distance for these two passionate fan bases,” said Danny Morrison, CSF’s executive director. “Tennessee and NC State have incredible ties to Charlotte and bringing them together to play in Bank of America Stadium is going to be an awesome experience. Games like these don’t happen without an amazing title sponsor like Duke’s Mayo and the support of the universities and our partners.”
Tennessee was originally scheduled to face Oklahoma in a non-conference game on Sept. 7, 2024. However, the Southeastern Conference directed the postponement of that contest as the Sooners transition to the SEC.
“We appreciate the Charlotte Sports Foundation and NC State on executing a game of this caliber on short notice,” said Tennessee Vice Chancellor/Director of Athletics Danny White. “This is another terrific opportunity for our football program and Vol Nation to showcase our brand in one of college football’s perennial marquee contests.”
Payment to Tennessee for its participation in the Duke’s Mayo Classic will go directly into funding upgrades for the state-of-the-art expansion of the Anderson Training Center, which has served as the exclusive home of Volunteer football since 2013.
Tennessee opens its season at home a week prior when it welcomes Chattanooga to Neyland Stadium on Aug. 31.
“We are excited to participate in the 2024 Duke’s Mayo Classic,” said NC State Director of Athletics Boo Corrigan. “This is an incredible opportunity for our football program to face a great SEC opponent in our home state. The Charlotte Sports Foundation does a fantastic job, and I’m looking forward to an electric atmosphere at Bank of America Stadium.”
“We are thrilled to join the Charlotte Sports Foundation in bringing Tennessee and NC State to Charlotte for the Duke’s Mayo Classic,” said Joe Tuza, president of Duke’s Mayo. “Much like Duke’s Mayo, both of these universities are iconic southern brands that know how to tailgate!”
The kickoff time and ticket information will be announced at a later date.
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, college football’s Duke’s Mayo Bowl, Subway ACC Football Championship Game and Duke’s Mayo Classic.
The Board of Directors that guides the Charlotte Sports Foundation boasts a dynamic roster of top Charlotte civic and business leaders. Please visit www.CharlotteSports.org for more information.