ACC football title game staying in Charlotte

Feb. 24, 2014 @ 06:40 PM

The Atlantic Coast Conference’s championship football game will remain at Charlotte’s Bank of America Stadium for six more years, through 2019, the league announced Monday.

The ACC’s title game has been played in Charlotte the past four years, including last season’s game between Florida State and Duke, won by the Seminoles 45-7 in front of a crowd of 67,694.

The league’s previous five championship games were held in Jacksonville, Fla., and Tampa, Fla. The league moved the title game to Charlotte in 2010, hoping for better attendance in a city that is closer to the center of the ACC’s geographical footprint.

Average attendance at the ACC title games in Charlotte has been approximately 70,000, including two sellouts, ACC commissioner John Swofford said.

“Charlotte is in the heart of the ACC footprint,” Swofford said.