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ACC keeps Charlotte as championship destination through 2019

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The ACC is committed to making Charlotte, North Carolina its destination at the end fo the college football season. On Monday the ACC formally announced the ACC Championship Game will remain in Charlotte through 2019.

The ACC and the city of Charlotte’s previous deal to host the championship game expired at the end of the 2013 season, when Florida State topped Duke for their second straight ACC title. Charlotte has hosted the ACC championship since 2010 and the conference gave commissioner John Swofford the authority to negotiate for a new contract with Charlotte. Since moving the game from Tampa to Charlotte the ACC has recorded paid attendance figures over 64,000 for all four games.

The 2014 ACC Championship Game will be held on Saturday, December 6. It looks like there will be a new championship trophy as well…

 

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4 Responses to “ACC keeps Charlotte as championship destination through 2019”
  1. 8to80texansblog says: Feb 24, 2014 11:25 AM

    Why not move it around like the Big 12 used to do.

    There are plenty of NFL stadiums in ACC Country

    DC
    Charlotte
    Maryland
    Jacksonville
    Miami
    New Jersey
    Philadelphia

    It also annoys me that the SEC doesn’t rotate the championship game. Plenty of NFL stadiums in SEC country too

    NOLA
    Atlanta
    Jacksonville
    Houston
    St. Louis
    Nashville
    Charlotte

    Just seems unfair that one school would have a perpetual advantage in the game….

  2. turfdaddy says: Feb 24, 2014 1:12 PM

    This past year the ACC game was in Charlotte. I’m pretty sure the home team of UNC Charlotte didn’t have an advantage. It should stay in Charlotte.

  3. santeechief says: Feb 24, 2014 1:13 PM

    Not to sound stupid, but exactly which school has this “perpetual advantage”? Having the game in North Carolina didn’t help Duke beat FSU this year, and before that game, no team from North Carolina had even been IN the game. So who exactly has an advantage?

  4. santeechief says: Feb 24, 2014 1:14 PM

    Sorry, I should say that no team from NC had been in the game since it moved to Charlotte. Wake Forest won the game in 2006, but that was in Jacksonville.

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