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More than 50,000 tickets sold for 2012 Dr Pepper ACC Football Championship

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CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) -

Game officials announced Tuesday more than 50,000 tickets have been sold already for the 2012 Dr Pepper ACC Football Championship.

The game sold out the last two years in Charlotte and officials say ticket sales for the 2012 game are well ahead of the previous years.

"This announcement speaks to the terrific support we continue to receive from the City of Charlotte," said ACC Commissioner John Swofford. "We fully anticipate another exciting ACC Football Championship Game along with first-class surrounding events."

"We are extremely excited about the public demand for tickets for the 2012 Dr Pepper ACC Football Championship Game," said Will Webb, executive director of Charlotte Collegiate Football. "We have been advising fans to get tickets early each year. After two straight sellouts and ticket sales pacing ahead of previous years, it appears that fans are responding. The Dr Pepper ACC Football Championship Game has established itself as one of the hottest tickets in town. Fans have found out that when they put off purchasing tickets early, the game may already be sold out when they do try to purchase."

Tickets are $25 and $40 for Upper Level, $70 and $90 for Lower Level, and $150 and $175 for Club Level. Fans can purchase tickets here, here or at the ticket office at Bank of America Stadium.

The Dr Pepper ACC Football Championship Game is scheduled in Charlotte December 1st with a primetime kickoff. The game is held at Bank of America Stadium, home of the NFL's Carolina Panthers and the Belk Bowl.   

Charlotte Collegiate Football, a non-profit organization, runs the Belk Bowl and serves as the local organizing committee for the Dr Pepper ACC Football Championship Game.

The winner of the championship earns the ACC bid to play in the Discover Orange Bowl, if not selected for the BCS National Championship Game.

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