ACC Commissioner John Swofford announced that the conference will continue to hold it’s championship football games at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte. N.C. through 2030.
The game has been played at various locations since 2005 with the first three in Jacksonville, FL. The game was then held in Tampa for two seasons before a move to Charlotte. The game has been held there with considerable success apart from 2016 when Orlando hosted.
This announcement marks a 10-year extension and the commitment makes sense. Charlotte is where the ACC Network is partially based and it’s central to all members. Attendance figures have been strong lately, though it helps having nearby Clemson, North Carolina, and Duke in several of the recent games.
Personally, I’ve been to one neutral site regular season game and a Belk Bowl both played at the same location. I can vouch for the fact that Charlotte is a great spot for a game. The area continues to improve and the stadium is solid and has a cool backdrop with the surrounding architecture.
Some folks might complain about how Carolina-centric the ACC can continue to be, but it makes sense. The membership will also be focused around the Tar Heel state and it isn’t always a bad thing.