Temple Game Moved to Charlotte

Temple has announced that its game against Clemson will be played in Charlotte, NC at Bank of America Stadium, home of the NFL's Carolina Panthers, on Thursday evening, October 12.

The exact kickoff time will be announced at a later date. The announcement was made Tuesday in conjunction with the release of the entire Mid-American Conference schedule.

"Both administrations have been in contact concerning the site of this game, and I have discussed it with Temple Head Coach Al Golden," said Clemson Head Coach Tommy Bowden. "Both of us are in favor of the move.

"From our standpoint, It gives our fans, especially those in the Charlotte area, a chance to see us play in an outstanding NFL facility. This is another testimony to our great fan support," said Bowden.

This will give Clemson two Thursday night games on its 12-game regular season schedule, the first time that has happened since 2002. The other Thursday night game is at Virginia Tech on October 26. The Virginia Tech game will be televised by ESPN, but there are not plans for a live broadcast of the Temple vs. Clemson game at this point.

Clemson will play at Wake Forest the previous Saturday, giving the Tigers just four days to prepare for Temple. That will also be the case when Clemson meets Virginia Tech on Thursday, October 26 as the Tigers will have played Georgia Tech the previous Saturday. But, In both instances, the opposition will have played a game the previous Saturday, as well, giving both teams the same preparation time.

Ticket prices for the Temple vs. Clemson game will be announced at a later date.

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