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Aug. 31, 2011
Charlotte, N.C. – Tickets for the 2011 Dr Pepper ACC Football Championship Game go on sale this Thursday, September 1, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. Ticket prices are $25 and $40 for Upper Level, $70 and $90 for Lower Level, and $150 and $175 for Club Level. Fans may purchase tickets through the official website, www.accfootballcharlotte.com. The game is set for Saturday, December 3, 2011 with an 8:00 p.m. kickoff. It will be televised by ESPN and ESPN 3D.
Through renewals, local presale opportunities and package sales, over 15,000 tickets have already been sold locally for the game. Heavy demand is expected and fans should purchase tickets early to ensure good seats.
“We are very excited to begin ticket sales for the 2011 Dr Pepper ACC Football Championship Game,” said Will Webb executive director of Charlotte Collegiate Football. “Last year, over 72,000 tickets were sold and that is a solid foundation to build upon. We are off to a great start already with over 40,000 tickets sold through renewals, presales, and the conference allotment. We feel very optimistic that we will surpass last year’s total.”
“The key to keeping this game in Charlotte beyond 2011 is fan support. Fans are excited about the upcoming ACC season and this should translate into a very high demand for tickets. We are dedicated to making this game a great event for the conference and participating teams, the fans in attendance and the City of Charlotte.”
The Dr Pepper ACC Football Championship Game will be played in Charlotte on December 3, 2011. The game will be held at Bank of America Stadium, home of the NFL's Carolina Panthers and the Belk Bowl.
Charlotte Collegiate Football, a non-profit organization, runs the Belk Bowl and serves as the local organizing committee for the Dr Pepper ACC Football Championship Game.
The Dr Pepper ACC Football Championship Game, in its seventh year, will be played in Charlotte for the second straight year, on December 3, 2011. The winner of the championship earns the ACC bid to play in the Discover Orange Bowl, if not selected for the BCS National Championship Game.
Established in 2002, the Belk Bowl is one of the most successful college bowl game start-ups in NCAA history. The game has sold out three of its first nine years and has averaged over 60,000 fans each year.
Fans can visit the local organizing committee’s official website, www.accfootballcharlotte.com, for more information about the game and surrounding events.