Tickets available for 2016 ACC Championship Game


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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (theACC.com) – Tickets for the 2016 Dr Pepper Atlantic Coast Conference Football Championship Game will be available beginning Wednesday.

Public ticket sales begin on Wednesday at 10 a.m. and will be available through the ACC’s official website (.http://www.theacc.com/fcgoffers) and through Ticketmaster at http://theacc.co/fcg16tix. Tickets will also be available at the Bank of America Stadium Ticket Office during normal business hours. A presale for those customers who purchased tickets to the 2015 game began today, Monday, July 18.

Ticket prices begin at $30 for upper level seating and begin at $60 for lower level seating. Club seating is currently exclusively available through Queen City Club ticket packages offered by the Atlantic Coast Conference. For more information on the Queen City Club, visit .http://www.theacc.com/fcgoffers.

The Atlantic Coast Conference is also once again offering compelling group and youth program ticket opportunities including the Bojangles’ Four Pack, ACC FUNdamentals youth football clinic and a youth cheer and dance clinic with a chance to perform on the field during the pregame festivities. In addition, registration for the ACC Fan 5K and Kids Mascot Run will begin on Wednesday as well. The race will once again take place on the morning of the game.

The 12th annual Dr Pepper ACC Football Championship Game is set for a primetime kickoff and will be televised nationally beginning at 7:45 (on ESPN) or 8 p.m. (on ABC). Bank of America Stadium, home of the NFL’s Carolina Panthers and the Belk Bowl, will serve as the host venue for the seventh consecutive year and is set to play host to the game through 2019.

The six previous Dr Pepper ACC Championship Games held in Charlotte have been extremely successful from a fan experience and attendance standpoint, with an average of over 69,000 fans per year. That includes sellout crowds in 2010, 2011, and 2015 – with last year’s meeting between Clemson and North Carolina setting a Bank of America Stadium and Dr Pepper ACC Football Championship Game record with 74,514 in attendance. Over the last six years, the ACC ranks second among all conferences in total attendance at its football championship games.

The winner of the 2016 Dr Pepper ACC Championship Game, if not selected for the four-team College Football Playoff, will earn a spot in the Capital One Orange Bowl opposite the highest-ranked available team from among the SEC, Big Ten or Notre Dame. The ACC’s current four-game winning streak in the Orange Bowl is longest by any conference in 57 years.

The ACC’s 14 football members enter this fall looking to build upon the momentum of a 2015 season in which conference champion Clemson reached the College Football Playoff finals and nine ACC teams earned bowl berths. The ACC has placed 31 teams in postseason play over the past three years.

Three ACC teams were ranked among the top 10 of the final 2015 College Football Playoff Standings with Clemson at No. 1, Florida State at No. 9 and North Carolina at No. 10.

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