ACC Championship Game remains in Charlotte through 2019

  • Posted: Monday, February 24, 2014 11:45 a.m., Updated: Monday, February 24, 2014 3:00 p.m.
Clemson won the ACC championship in 2011 with a 38-10 victory over Virginia Tech in Charlotte. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

CLEMSON -- The Queen City will keep the king of ACC football games.

The ACC Championship will stay in Charlotte through 2019, announced by the league Monday. The last four ACC title matchups have taken place at Bank of America Stadium, meaning this contract will make Charlotte a decade-long host.

"We are pleased to announce that Charlotte will continue to be the home of the Dr. Pepper ACC Football Championship through the 2019 season," ACC commissioner John Swofford said in a statement. "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."

Each of the next six title games will fall on the first Saturday of December.

According to the ACC, the game has averaged 69,632 fans the past four years, paced by an ACC Championship-record 73,675 fans attending Clemson's 38-10 victory over Virginia Tech in the 2011 event.

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