By virtue of a coin toss, USC will be the home team, so the TV rights will be held by the Gamecocks’ TV partners. Kickoff time and TV plans were not revealed Thursday. Nor was the financial deal.
USC was already scheduled to play at East Carolina on that date in 2015 but the Pirates, who have several future games under contract with USC, agreed to move the game to another season.
The Gamecocks and Tar Heels will open the 2013 season in Columbia on Thursday night, August 29th.
The game is being organized by the Charlotte Sports Foundation. “We are extremely excited to bring these national football powers and regional rivals together in Charlotte for college football,” said Will Webb, Executive Director of the Charlotte Sports Foundation. “Both North Carolina and South Carolina have a strong alumni presence in the region. This will be a tremendous game featuring a marquee matchup of ACC and SEC teams. We look forward to hosting the Tar Heel and Gamecock teams and fans in Charlotte.”
Each school will receive 12,500 tickets.