The Belk College Kickoff Classic is an annual college football game played at Bank of America Stadium, in Charlotte, North Carolina, the home of the Carolina Panthers. The Belk Kickoff game is usually one of the first games of the season along with several other kickoff games. Two of the top football programs in the country come together in Charlotte to compete against one another. The first ever Belk College Kickoff was held in 2015 and saw the South Carolina Gamecocks take on the North Carolina Tar Heels.
The Belk Kickoff Classic offers fans the chance to experience some of college football’s best matchups at a neutral site. Outside of bowl season, this is a great opportunity to see your favorite team play in front of a split crowd. The Belk Kickoff took a hiatus in 2016 but the exciting matchups are set from 2017-2019 & 2023. Score with TicketCity - the place to go for Belk Kickoff tickets.
Belk Kickoff at Bank of America Stadium Address: 800 S Mint St, Charlotte, North Carolina, 28202
Bank of America Stadium is the home of the Belk Kickoff, as well as the Carolina Panthers. It has also hosted the ACC Championship game since 2010. The capacity is 73,778, and was previously named Ericsson Stadium from its opening in 1996 to 2004.
The closest you can get to the field without being in the game, these Lower Level seats give you a great view of the game. Sections only go up to Row 20, so any seat puts you very close to the field. Sections 131, 132, 111, and 112 are right at midfield.
This is the Middle Level and is behind both end zones and in the corners. These are also 20 rows deep, and are the same level as the Club Sections but don’t come with the extras.
This is the Club Level and is right above the 100 level of Bank of America Stadium. There are a half-dozen lounges/bar areas to choose from for club seat holders that aren’t accessible for other fans. Your seats in the club level are also a few inches bigger than those in the rest of the stadium.
This is the Upper Level of the stadium and is the most cost-efficient way to get into the Belk Bowl. The end zone sections go up to row 22-25, while those between the sidelines can go up to row 45 to accommodate every fan that wants to the see the Belk Bowl.
2017 - South Carolina Gamecocks vs. NC State Wolfpack
2018 - Tennessee Volunteers vs. West Virginia Mountaineers
2019 - South Carolina Gamecocks vs. North Carolina Tar Heels
2023 - South Carolina Gamecocks vs. North Carolina Tar Heels
September 3rd, 2015 - South Carolina Gamecocks 17, North Carolina Tar Heels 13
The first annual Belk Kickoff between North Carolina and South Carolina was a close and low scoring game between the two games and was won by the Gamecocks in the 4th quarter with a touchdown putting the score at 17-13. The Tar Heels quarterback Marquise Williams was defeated by the Gamecocks defense with three interceptions and four sacks. Shon Carson scored the game-winning touchdown that put South Carolina in the lead with a 48-yard run.
2017 Belk Kickoff Event Guide
When do 2017 Belk Kickoff Tickets go on sale?
Typically, Belk Kickoff tickets go on sale the June prior to the game and are sold all the way up through the day before kickoff.
What are the best attractions to see when in Charlotte for the Belk Kickoff?
Discovery Place is a fun and educational place to take the family, giving kids hands-on fun as well as a giant IMAX theatre. If you’re into car racing, check out the Hendrick Motorsports Complex. Into the great outdoors? Check out the U.S. National Whitewater Center to get your rock climbing and whitewater rafting on while in town.
Where are the best places to eat when in Charlotte for the Belk Kickoff?
Del Frisco’s is a top-notch steakhouse in south Charlotte, and if you want to stay in the downtown area, try The King’s Kitchen. Looking for a vegan alternative? Luna’s Living Kitchen if the place you want to be. It’s Charlotte’s highest-rated restaurant on TripAdvisor.