Charlotte, N.C. is about as central of a location as there is for the ACC, which is one of the reasons the conference is keeping it’s championship game in the Queen City through the 2030 season.
The ACC announced on Thursday that the conference had reached an agreement with the Charlotte Sports Foundation to keep the Dr. Pepper ACC Football Championship Game in Charlotte for another 10 seasons, adding onto the three years already remaining on the deal. The agreement means the ACC Championship Game will be held at Bank of America Stadium, home of the Carolina Panthers, for at least the next 13 years.
“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 in a statement. “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.”
The ACC Championship has been held in Charlotte seven of the last eight seasons and in those seasons, the ACC has ranked second in attendance among all conferences for football championship games. The last seven championship games held in Charlotte have averaged more than 70,000 fans and last season, Bank of America Stadium was sold out for the showdown between No. 1 Clemson and No. 7 Miami last season.