First row of turf added to UNC-Charlotte football field

Charlotte, NC (WBTV) -The Charlotte 49ers won't take the football field until next year for their inaugural season under head coach Brad Lambert, but the stadium is almost up and ready for business now.

You know it's getting close when they start putting down the turf and that's exactly what they started doing Thursday afternoon.

We caught up with them as they laid down the first row of grass. They expect to have it all down sometime Friday.

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