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Businesses Win As Charlotte Scores ACC Championship Game

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Charlotte-area fans of Atlantic Coast Conference football can rest easy today as the city will remain host of its championship through the end of the decade. ACC commissioner John Swofford announced today that the conference will keep its championship game at Bank of America Stadium for the next six years.

The contract keeps the game in Charlotte through 2019. The last four championship games have all been played in Charlotte.

“We are pleased to announce that Charlotte will continue to be the home of the Dr Pepper ACC Football Championship through the 2019 season,” said Swofford. “The Charlotte Sports Foundation, Bank of America Stadium, the Carolina Panthers and entire City of Charlotte have been outstanding partners and continue to facilitate the growth and success of the game and our many ancillary events. This annual weekend is a true celebration of ACC Football.”

The deal between the conference and the city is a big score for business owners like Ed Book. Book is the owner of Champions' Restaurant in the Uptown Marriott.

"ACC Tournament Time is always a great weekend," Book said. "We've got lots of fans and they have a great time. They all have a great time."

Charlotte Sports Foundation Chairman Johnny Harris said the city is happy to keep the game in Charlotte.

Our Board is dedicated to the long-term health of this game in Charlotte, and it remains committed to working together to ensure Bank of America Stadium is its home for a very long time. This is a continuation of a great partnership between Charlotte and the Atlantic Coast Conference."

Book says the championship game comes right on time for local businesses

"Business wise as people start to catch the holiday so it's a great pick-up for a weekend like that where we normally wouldn't have a lot of business."


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