CHARLOTTE, N.C. — UNC Charlotte announced Wednesday that its football game against Old Dominion University has been moved up to Thursday at 4 p.m. due to Hurricane Florence.

UNCC said with Old Dominion already in Charlotte ahead of the game, it was easier to move the game to Thursday so Old Dominion can return to Virginia before Florence has an impact on Charlotte this weekend.

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"We appreciate everyone's patience as we worked closely with Old Dominion Athletics Director Wood Selig and the conference office to make this decision,” said 49ers Director of Athletics Mike Hill. “Our primary goal in playing this game is to ensure the safety of student-athletes, coaches, staff and fans, and do so without creating an undue burden on our community and its emergency services. I also want to acknowledge the incredible cooperation of Coach Bobby Wilder, Coach Brad Lambert, emergency management officials and our campus partners in this difficult process.

Fans who are unable to attend Thursday's game may request a refund or receive a credit on their Charlotte 49ers ticket account. To request a refund, you must email or call 704-687-4949 by Friday, September 21. General admission tickets can be purchased for $20.

Thursday's game will be broadcast on ESPN3 streaming and on 730-AM in Charlotte.

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