ORLANDO, Fla. -- The Atlantic Coast Conference football championship is leaving Charlotte for Orlando, the ACC confirmed today.
The 2016 football title game will be played in Orlando. The game will be held at Camping World Stadium on Saturday, Dec. 3, at 7:45 p.m. ET. The 65,000-seat stadium also is the the home of the Citrus Bowl postseason game and hosted this year's Ole Miss-Florida State opener. And it is hosting the 2017 NFL Pro Bowl game and the WWE's Wrestlemania pay-per-view extravaganza next year as well.
The ACC met with Orlando officials earlier this week to consummate the arrangement, NBC Sports reported.
The move to Charlotte comes almost two weeks to the day that the ACC announced it was yanking the title game away from the city of Charlotte and out of the state of North Carolina, in response to the controversial House Bill 2 (HB2), a law which some claim fosters discrimination against members of the LGBT communities.
Charlotte hosted the ACC football championship game every year since 2010. Prior to that, Tampa hosted the previous two and Jacksonville the first three games.