CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The Atlantic Coast Conference announced Thursday that the league’s football championship game will continue to call Charlotte home through the 2030 season.
The ACC and the Charlotte Sports Foundation agreed to a 10-year deal that keeps the game at Bank of America Stadium in uptown. Bank of America Stadium has played host to seven of the last eight ACC championship games.
“Charlotte has been a tremendous home for the Dr. Pepper ACC Football Championship Game and we’re pleased to announce the Queen City as our championship destination through 2030,” said ACC Commissioner John Swofford. “With the outstanding efforts by the Charlotte Sports Foundation, Carolina Panthers and city of Charlotte, our game has grown into one of the premier sporting events in the country. We look forward every year to this annual celebration of ACC football.”
According to the ACC, the championship game has sold out four times at Bank of America Stadium, including last year's matchup between Clemson and Miami. The game's attendance record was set in 2015, when 74,514 fans saw Clemson take on North Carolina. Over the last eight seasons, the ACC Championship Game ranks second among all conferences in attendance.
“We are very excited that the Dr Pepper ACC Football Championship Game will call Charlotte home through the end of the next decade,” stated Johnny Harris, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Charlotte Sports Foundation. “The ACC, Charlotte and the Charlotte Sports Foundation have proven to have a wonderful partnership. The Charlotte Sports Foundation’s mission is to attract major sporting events that enhance the quality of life in Charlotte. Hosting the prestigious Dr Pepper ACC Football Championship Game each year is a cornerstone of our foundation. We are thrilled the community has proven to embrace the game and events surrounding it. The ACC has truly found a home in Charlotte.”