Courtesy of the Atlantic Coast Conference
GREENSBORO, N.C. â€“ The Atlantic Coast Conferenceâ€™s Dr Pepper Football Championship Game will once again be played in prime time on national television this year, with a 7:45 p.m. (ET) kickoff on ESPN, ACC Commissioner John Swofford announced Wednesday.
The 2010 Championship Game will be played on December 4 in Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, N.C. This yearâ€™s game will mark the first time the ACC Football Championship has been held in Charlotte, after spending its first three years (2005-07) in Jacksonville, Fla., and the past two years (2008-09) in Tampaâ€™s Raymond James Stadium.
â€œWe are pleased that the ACC Football Championship Game will be once again be nationally televised by our partners at ESPN,â€ said Swofford. â€œPrime-time exposure is always a plus and this will be an excellent showcase for our divisional champions to compete for an ACC title and a berth in either the FedEx Orange Bowl or the BCS National Championship Game.â€
The prime time kickoff is the third for the ACC title contest, in only its sixth year of existence, and the appearance on ESPN will be its second consecutive on the national sports network.
Tickets for the 2010 Dr Pepper ACC Football Championship Game are now available for sale through the local organizing committeeâ€™s official website, www.accfootballcharlotte.com.