CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - The Dr. Pepper ACC Championship will remain in Charlotte through the 2030 season, officials announced on Thursday.
During a press conference Thursday afternoon, officials announced that the Atlantic Coast Conference and the Charlotte Sports Foundation reached a 10-year agreement to keep the ACC Football Championship Game in the Queen City.
ACC Commissioner John Swofford said the championship game will continue to be played at the Bank of America Stadium. Swofford released this statement on the ACC website:
Officials said the seven previous ACC Football Championship Games that were held in Charlotte averaged more than 70,000 per game.
"The great thing about Charlotte is eight of our schools are within 300 miles, ACC officials said during Thursday's press conference. "Restaurants around stadium. Flights are readily available to fly in from every one of our schools. It's a long list of positives"
Johnny Harris, who is the chairman of the board of directors of the Charlotte Sports Foundation, the ACC Championship has "truly found a home in Charlotte."
Harris released this statement: