The Charlotte Sports Foundation formally confirmed the news on Wednesday, as the game had previously been announced for Sept. 5.
Kickoff time and television details have not yet been finalized for the game, which will be held at Bank of America Stadium.
“We are very excited to kick off the 2015 college football season right here in Charlotte,” said Foundation executive director Will Webb. “Playing the game on Thursday night to open the season on national television is a great honor.”
UNC and South Carolina opened the 2013 season with a Thursday night game in Columbia that was won by the Gamecocks, 27-10.
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