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.
About the ACC
The Atlantic Coast Conference, now in its 64th year of competition and 15 members strong, has long enjoyed the reputation as one of the strongest and most competitive intercollegiate conferences in the nation. ACC members Boston College, Clemson, Duke, Florida State, Georgia Tech, Louisville, Miami, North Carolina, NC State, Notre Dame, Pitt, Syracuse, Virginia, Virginia Tech and Wake Forest continue to build upon the cornerstones on which the league was founded in 1953 with a consistent balance of academics, athletics and integrity. The ACC currently sponsors 27 NCAA sports – 14 for women and 13 for men – with member institutions located in 10 states. For more information, visit theACC.com and follow @theACC on Twitter and on Facebook (facebook.com/theACC).
About Florida Citrus Sports
Florida Citrus Sports (FCSports) is a not-for-profit membership organization dedicated to increasing community spirit and pride, promoting tourism, stimulating economic development and ultimately benefiting charities, educational institutions and the quality of life in Central Florida through its signature events: The Camping World Kickoff, the Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl, the Russell Athletic Bowl, the Orlando Citrus Parade and the Florida Blue Florida Classic. For more information, visit http://www.FCSports.com.