The Raleigh and Triangle area are known for their college sports, and there is excitement in the air as local fans and the sports fanatics under the roof of your new house at South Lakes in Fuquay Varina are just a quick drive up the road from three of the top teams’ home stadiums as opening week of the 2016 ACC Football championship begins on September 1.
Regardless of where your loyalty lays heading into the 2016 ACC Football season, it should be a very exciting year that is set to “kickoff” this upcoming weekend. Ranked in the preseason top 25 and picked to win the Coastal Division in the upcoming 2016 ACC Football season, the University of North Carolina (UNC) Tar Heels figure to have the home crowd in Chapel Hill rocking throughout their schedule.
The Tar Heels will open the season this Saturday, September 3 on the road against the University of Georgia and travel for a second away game to start the season on September 10. The home schedule for UNC begins when they host James Madison on Saturday, September 17 and then September 24, they welcome Pittsburgh to Kenan Memorial Stadium. The only October home game for the Heels is October 8 against Virginia Tech, but the month of November sees three home contests, with Georgia Tech (Nov. 5), The Citadel (Nov. 19), and a big rivalry game to end the regular season on Friday, November 25, when the NC State Wolfpack travel from Raleigh to do battle with UNC. The other November matchup on the 2016 ACC Football schedule for UNC will see them face off on November 10 with their arch rival, Duke Blue Devils at Wallace Wade Stadium in Durham.
The Blue Devils will actually open their season opposite the Tar Heels, as Duke will begin play at home for two weeks, starting with NC Central coming in to Wallace Wade Stadium this Saturday, September 3 before their 2016 ACC Football conference opener sees them matchup with Wake Forest on September 10. The month of October for the Duke Blue Devils will start with back-to-back home matchups in Durham versus Virginia and Army. Before the final home game of the 2016 ACC Football schedule against the enemy Tar Heels (Nov.10), Duke will host one other game at Wallace Wade against Virginia Tech on November 5.
In the Atlantic Division heading into the 2016 ACC Football season, the NC State Wolfpack will no doubt be looking to contend for their loyal fan base in Raleigh at Carter Finley Stadium. Other than a week off on September 24, the Wolfpack will play each of their first four weeks of the new season in the state of North Carolina. Starting Thursday night, September 1 at home in Raleigh they face William and Mary, before heading to Greenville on September 10 to battle East Carolina. Old Dominion will visit Carter Finley on September 17, before the start the 2016 ACC Football conference schedule at home against Wake Forest on October 1. Finishing off the home schedule for NC State during the 2016 ACC Football season will be Boston College (Oct. 29), Florida State (Nov. 5), and Miami (Nov. 19).
The fall is an exciting time to be a sports fan in the Triangle area, with plenty of games to attend to root for whoever is your favorite locally during the 2016 ACC Football season. For more information on each of these teams and all others in the conference, visit theacc.com.
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