CHARLOTTE - After a one-year hiatus, the Belk College Kickoff game returns to Charlotte in 2017.

South Carolina will take on NC State on Sept. 2 at Bank of America Stadium.

It's a non-conference tilt, but it's meaningful for these programs play in the Queen City.

"One, playing in Bank of America Stadium," said NC State coach Dave Doeren. "All these guys love the NFL, for them. the recruiting base. So many players on our recruiting board are from this area, if not an hour from this area. Those are all great reasons to win the game."

The Charlotte Sports Foundation announced Monday the launch of the Belk2-Pack Ticket Package. Fans who purchase the Belk 2-Pack will guarantee the same seat location for both the Belk College Kickoff Game, and the Belk Bowl in late December.