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Charlotte to host ACC football championship through 2019

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The ACC announced Monday that it has reached an agreement to keep the league's football championship game in Charlotte  through the end of this decade.

The agreement covers the next six championship games, beginning with this year's 10th Annual Dr Pepper ACC Football Championship, and concludes after the 2019 season. The announcement was made at an 11 a.m. press conference at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, the site of the last four ACC title games.

The additional six years provides that, at the conclusion of the current contract in 2019, the ACC Football Championship Game will have been played in Charlotte for 10 consecutive years.

"We are pleased to announce that Charlotte will continue to be the home of the Dr Pepper ACC Football Championship through the 2019 season," said Swofford. "The Charlotte Sports Foundation, Bank of America Stadium, the Carolina Panthers and entire City of Charlotte have been outstanding partners and continue to facilitate the growth and success of the game and our many ancillary events. This annual weekend is a true celebration of ACC football."

The four games which have been held in Charlotte have averaged 69,632 fans. That includes sellout crowds in both 2010 and 2011 and an ACC Football Championship record crowd of 73,675 in 2011.

The dates of the six games in the agreement are:

  • Dec. 6, 2014
  • Dec. 5, 2015
  • Dec. 3, 2016
  • Dec. 2, 2017
  • Dec. 1, 2018
  • Dec. 7, 2019
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