Last week, ACC officials approved a movement for the conference’s football championship game to remain in the city of Charlotte following the end of this season, when the current agreement expires.
Since 2005–when the ACC split into two divisions, thus bringing on the necessity of a title game, the annual contest crowning the conference’s football king has been held in Jacksonville, Tampa and Charlotte. However, through recent years, ACC officials seemed to have been pleased with holding the game in Charlotte, right in the heart of ACC country.
In speaking to CBS Sports, Georgia Tech Athletic Director Mike Bobinski alluded to the notion that keeping the game in Charlotte is what’s best for holding on to some stability for a long time to come, as well as if other cities were possibly in the running:
“That wasn’t a spoken item (at the meeting) but probably understood that one location does give it a chance to establish roots,” Bobinski said. “The city does a great job hosting and it’s a great setup.”
This also makes a lot of sense because of the fact that ESPN offices are located in Charlotte, and commissioner John Swofford has been rumored to be trying to land his conference its own TV network, much like the SEC just announced.