ACC Championship to be played in Charlotte Dec. 19 at less than 7 percent capacity

ACC Championship to be played in Charlotte Dec. 19 at less than 7 percent capacity
(Source: Carolina Panthers)

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) - The ACC Championship will be played on Dec. 19 at Bank of America Stadium, the conference announced Thursday.

The championship game, which will be played between the winner of the Atlantic and Coastal Divisions, will follow North Carolina safety regulations due to COVID-19.

That means the game will be played with less than seven percent capacity.

The game will be televised on either ABC or ESPN, but the time of the game has not been decided.

The 2020 ACC Football season began Sept. 10 with each of the 15 schools playing an 11-game schedule over a 13-week period.

Bank of America Stadium, home of the Carolina Panthers, has been the site of nine of the last 10 ACC Football Championship Games. In 2018, the ACC and the Charlotte Sports Foundation reached an agreement to keep the game in Charlotte through 2030.

The winner of the conference championship game has gone on to play in the National Championship Game or compete in the College Football Playoff in each of the previous six seasons.

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