The Atlantic Coast Conference will announce Thursday its plans to extend its contract with Bank of America Stadium to keep the ACC Championship Game in Charlotte, N.C. for another 10 seasons according to College Football Insider Brett McMurphy.
Sources: ACC championship game is extending its deal to play in Charlotte for another 10 years
— Brett McMurphy (@Brett_McMurphy) April 5, 2018
The current agreement with Bank of America Stadium was set to expire at the end of the 2020 season. The new deal means the ACC title matchup will be in Charlotte through the 2030 season.
ACC commissioner John Swofford will officially announce the agreement during a press conference at 11 a.m. ET on Thursday at Bank of America Stadium.
Charlotte has been a mainstay for the championship game since 2009. EverBank Field in Jacksonville hosted the first three conference title games, which began in 2005, and then Raymond James Stadium in Tampa Bay held the game in 2008 and 2009. Since then, though, Charlotte has held every ACC Championship Game but one. In 2016, the conference moved the game to Orlando because of the controversial transgender bathroom law in North Carolina.
But it returned to Charlotte last December and drew 74,372 fans when Clemson squared off against Miami. Each ACC Championship Game held in Charlotte has brought in at least 64,778 fans.
We are thrilled to announce that the Dr Pepper ACC Football Championship Game will in played at Charlotte's Bank of America Stadium through the 2030 season! Read more: https://t.co/k6XmgqdjFs #ACCFCG #ACCFootball #QueenCity #CLT pic.twitter.com/L2HYcKnQ0C
— ACC Football (@ACCFootball) April 5, 2018