The Dr Pepper ACC Football Championship Game will be staying in Charlotte for the near future.
The Atlantic Coast Conference and the Charlotte Sports Foundation announced an agreement Monday to keep the ACC’s title game in Charlotte for another six years, until 2019.
ACC Commissioner John Swofford says Charlotte has been an outstanding host of the ACC Championship and that the “annual weekend is a true celebration of ACC Football.”
The game has been held at Charlotte’s Bank of America Stadium, the home of the Carolina Panthers, for the past four years. The games included sellout crowds in both 2010 and 2011, including an ACC Football Championship record crowd of 73, 675 in 2011.
Johnny Harris, Chairman of the Charlotte Sports Foundation, says he’s proud of the extension and says the Board is “committed to working together to ensure Bank of America Stadium is its home for a very long time.”
Last December, Charlotte was host to the Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston and his national championship-winning Florida State Seminoles as they beat the Duke Blue Devils and National Coach of the Year David Cutcliffe.