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COLLEGE FOOTBALL: ACC Football Championship Game Sold Out

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The 2015 Dr Pepper Atlantic Coast Conference Football Championship Game is sold out.

This year’s game is scheduled for the evening of Saturday, Dec. 5 at Charlotte’s Bank of America Stadium. The top-ranked and undefeated Clemson Tigers are the Atlantic Division Champion and will face the Coastal Division Champion and 11th-ranked North Carolina Tar Heels.

Kickoff is set for 7:45 p.m. or 8 p.m. on Dec. 5, and ABC or ESPN will televise the game nationally. The 2014 Dr Pepper ACC Football Championship Game achieved a 6.2 TV rating on ABC, making it the most-viewed ACC title game in history with 10,145,671 viewers.

“We look forward to having a full house in Charlotte for this year’s ACC Football Championship game, and we appreciate our partnership with the entire city,” said ACC Commissioner John Swofford. “Our event continues to gain excellent momentum in Bank of America Stadium and it’s a win-win that Charlotte and the ACC Football Championship are becoming synonymous.”

This will mark the third time that the Dr Pepper ACC Football Championship has sold out at Charlotte’s Bank of America Stadium since the venue began hosting the event five years ago. The 2010 Virginia Tech-Florida State game drew a capacity crowd, as did the 2011 Clemson-Virginia Tech meeting. 

Overall, the five ACC title games held in Charlotte prior to this year have attracted a total of 343,334 fans for an average attendance of 68,667. Since 2010, the ACC ranks second among all conferences in total attendance and average attendance at its football championship game. 

This year’s game will follow a banner ACC regular season in which three conference teams hold spots in the College Football Playoff rankings (Clemson No. 1, Florida State No. 14 and North Carolina No. 17 – as of Tuesday, November 17) and eight league teams thus far have earned bowl game eligibility.

The ACC tied an NCAA record for the most bowl teams over a two-year span in 2013 and 2014, with 22 conference teams enjoying postseason trips.

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