Triangle Area is “Ready for Some Football”


While the three major colleges in the Triangle area are usually most associated amongst fans with the sport of basketball, when the fall air hits, football season is certainly in the air, with supporters of UNC-Chapel Hill, N.C. State, and Duke University, wearing their school colors and cheering loud and proud for their respective teams.

With all three teams competing in the Atlantic Coast Conference, the rivalry between each of these squads is always at a fever pitch once the season’s schedules are released. This year, The N.C. State Wolfpack faithful will have a two week period to get all their aggressions out on the other two local teams, as they will welcome the UNC Tar Heels to Carter-Finley Stadium in Raleigh on November 2 and the travel to Wallace Wade Stadium in Durham to battle the Blue Devils of Duke the following Saturday, November 9.  Other games on the home schedule for the Raleigh-based Wolfpack include Richmond on September 7, Clemson on September 19, Central Michigan on September 28, Syracuse University on October 12, the East Carolina Pirates on November 23, and Maryland on November 30.

In addition to their big trip to Raleigh with the Wolfpack, The University of North Carolina Tar Heels will  face off with rival Duke in a home game at Chapel Hill’s Keenan Stadium in both team’s final regular season game on Saturday, November 30. Others that will be visiting Keenan Stadium this season are Middle Tennessee on September 7, East Carolina on September 28, the Miami Hurricanes on October 17, Boston College on October 26, Virginia on November 9, and Old Dominion comes to town November 23.

Coming off one of their best seasons in decades, hopes are high in Durham, as Wallace Wade Stadium is sure to be buzzing when the Duke Blue Devils welcome Georgia Tech to town on September 14 and the ACC newcomers, Pittsburgh the following Saturday, September 21. Troy will visit on the 28th of September, and Navy comes in on October 12. The Devils wrap up their home schedule when Miami comes to Durham on November 16.

Regardless of who you root for of the three Triangle area teams, the fall air in each of these stadium is sure to be electrified each Saturday through the end of November. With the experience of taking in a live game being one of the most thrilling and exciting experiences an area sports fan can enjoy, your families choice to move into a great new home at South Lakes not only gives you the great family neighborhood and community in Fuquay-Varina, but also brings you just minutes from all the excitement on the field this fall as well.