Charlotte, North Carolina (November 13, 2020) – The Charlotte Sports Foundation (CSF) announced that this year’s Duke’s Mayo Classic set for Saturday, December 12th will be played at Wake Forest University’s Truist Field in Winston-Salem, N.C. The matchup between the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Wake Forest Demon Deacons was postponed from its original date of September 26th due to COVID-19 testing results and procedures implemented by the University of Notre Dame.
Fan attendance will be restricted in accordance with guidelines from the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services concerning COVID-19.
“The decision has been made to play the 2020 Duke’s Mayo Classic at Wake Forest University,” said Danny Morrison, executive director of the Charlotte Sports Foundation. “Given the limited fan allowance and the complexities of hosting back-to-back college and professional games at Bank of America Stadium, the best option is to play the Duke’s Mayo Classic at Truist Field.”
“Director of Athletics John Currie and his staff at Wake Forest have done a tremendous job hosting games this year. We are blessed with outstanding partners and are very appreciate of the flexibility shown by Wake Forest, Notre Dame, Truist Field, Bank of America Stadium, Duke’s Mayonnaise and ESPN. We look forward to an exciting game between two great teams in Notre Dame and Wake Forest.”
About the Charlotte Sports Foundation
The mission of the Charlotte Sports Foundation (CSF), a 501(c)(3), is to provide leadership for sports-based initiatives that result in a positive impact on the economy and quality of life in the Charlotte region. CSF was created in the spring of 2013 as a combined entity of Charlotte’s two primary sports development groups, Charlotte Collegiate Football and the Charlotte Regional Sports Commission. Its origins can be traced to the vision of Charlotte civic leaders after the very successful hosting of the 1994 NCAA Men’s Final Four.
The Foundation also provides support for recruitment and operation of other local sporting events, and spearheads Charlotte’s continued growth as a preferred host for premier national and regional sporting events. CSF’s future regular season football games include East Carolina University vs. Appalachian State University and the University of Georgia vs. Clemson University (2021), and the University of North Carolina vs. the University of South Carolina (2023).
The Board of Directors that guides the Charlotte Sports Foundation boasts a dynamic roster of top Charlotte civic and business leaders. Please visit www.charlottesports.org for more information.