BOONE — Appalachian State’s football program is on its way to attracting a third ACC opponent to Kidd Brewer Stadium.
Appalachian State is in negotiations with North Carolina to create a home-and-home series with the Tar Heels, according to a source from Appalachian State University. An announcement could be released by next week.
Appalachian State has not played North Carolina in football since 1940. The Tar Heels won that game 56-6 before the ACC was formed.
Appalachian State has already played Miami (Fla.) in a 2016 game that Miami won 45-10. App State will host Wake Forest on Sept. 23, 2017. It’s the first time the Mountaineers will play the Demon Deacons since 2001.
The Mountaineers will also play at Miami and at Wake Forest to complete those series.
Appalachian State has started a trend of attracting teams from the state of North Carolina to play at Kidd Brewer. The Mountaineers will also serve as the host team in a renewal of their rivalry with East Carolina in 2021 at Bank of America Stadium.
After App State plays at East Carolina in 2024, App State hosts the Pirates and Kidd Brewer Stadium in 2025. App State returns to Greenville in 2026.
App State also plays a home-and-home series with Charlotte. The Mountaineers play at Charlotte in 2018 and host the 49ers in 2019.