ACC Championship officially moved to Orlando


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GREENSBORO, N.C. (theACC.com) – The 2016 Dr Pepper Atlantic Coast Conference Football Championship will be held at Orlando’s Camping World Stadium.

The 12th annual title game between the ACC’s Atlantic and Coastal Division Champions remains scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 3 and will kick off in primetime at 7:45 p.m. (if carried by ESPN) or 8 p.m. (if carried by ABC).

On October 5, patrons who previously purchased tickets to this year’s game in Charlotte and all Florida Citrus Sports members will have a three-day pre-sale opportunity. Tickets will be available to the general public via Ticketmaster on October 10 at 10 a.m. As in the past, the Atlantic Champion and Coastal Champion will each have an allotment that will be sold by the respective institution once they have clinched their division championship.

This will mark the sixth time the Dr Pepper ACC Football Championship Game has been played in the state of Florida. Jacksonville hosted the first three years (2005-07) and Tampa welcomed the event in 2008 and 2009.

Camping World Stadium, which underwent a $208 million renovation that was completed in April 2015, boasts the following new features and enhanced amenities:

Nearly 40,000 lower bowl seats with six additional inches of legroom and individual chair backs
Two wide 360-degree main concourses
Unique club spaces with both enclosed & open-air seating for 5,000 patrons
20,000-square-foot plaza deck
Vibrant open-air façade
Press box and suites on the west side
Two bunker suites in the north end zone
Multiple video displays
Enhanced team facilities including locker rooms, training rooms and attached media interview room
Additional restrooms, concessions and vertical transportation
Upgraded disabled seating with improved sightlines


The ACC is well acquainted with Camping World Stadium, which serves as the host venue for both the Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl and the Russell Athletic Bowl. The stadium has also hosted a number of regular-season games involving ACC teams over the past few decades, including Florida State’s season-opening win over Ole Miss in this year’s Camping World Kickoff.

Each of the past three ACC football champions has gone on to either win the national championship or compete in the College Football Playoff. The ACC placed a total of 31 teams in bowl games the previous three seasons combined.

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FB Update: ACC Championship officially moved to Orlando
TigerNet News
Awesome ! ! !***
Rocky the Tiger®
I agree, thought that WAS the best place***
Prime T. Tiger
Thanks Pat McCrory.***
soccerkrzy®
You are wrong.***
Johnstone Resident
Soccer is many things but rarely is he wrong.***
tigerdrummer®
Re: You are wrong.***
6tiger9®
You misspelled "Jennifer Roberts" but I knew what you meant***
GWPTiger®
LOL. Did Pat McCrory kick the ACC out of Charlotte?
Swarley
Interesting move... Had 4 for Charlotte, will get 0 for Or
cuvatiger®
Re: Interesting move... Had 4 for Charlotte, will get 0 for Or
jmj2
same here...Feck Orlando***
CM Shack
We had 12 and will not attend Orlando. Bad move***
Orange®
Unwise move... should be at site of higher ranked team.***
T Nasty Orange
That's what the PAC does right?***
soccerkrzy®
This whole thing is very unfortunate.
elwyn07®
It's an unprecedented and discriminatory law passed.
soccerkrzy®
the decision was made easier by the basketball tournament
henry®
Eddie Vedder spent "over 30 min" lecturing about politics?
Dr. StrangeCoot
it would be awesome to see an empty stadium
TWG
Yeah that's necessary.***
soccerkrzy®
Not if our TIGERS are playing!***
designtiger®
Ugh...Orlando sucks. D.C. would've been better.
JeffersonStTiger
I'm wrong. Location wise, Orlando is not a bad spot.
JeffersonStTiger
Are we allowed to watch this on TV
Johnstone Resident
Re: FB Update: ACC Championship officially moved to Orlando
raginranger®
I don't see how that's hypocrisy, but okay.
soccerkrzy®
Re: FB Update: ACC Championship officially moved to Orlando
tigrr94
Boycott the acc...save $$$ and watch it on the big screen...
wyletigr
Hold up! Have they taken the men's and women's signs off
surroundedtiger
Great news for Miami and FSU fans. Sucks for the rest of us
Tigers Rule®
Re: FB Update: ACC Championship officially moved to Orlando
famcat
Re: FB Update: ACC Championship officially moved to Orlando
badb®
I reckon Orlando wasn't busy that day***
Hi Cotton Tiger®
Re: I reckon Orlando wasn't busy that day***
Tigers Rule®
GREAT...now we can all pee in the ladies room in Fla***
tigerrag®
LOL...nicely done!***
iTiger
Re: FB Update: ACC Championship officially moved to Orlando
TennesseeLadyTiger
excellent - I live in St. Pete
clemzn1981
Re: FB Update: ACC Championship officially moved to Orlando
WeToDeep®
Someone ought to sue Swoffie
71PR
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