ACC football championship to be played in Orlando's Camping World Stadium; hosting WWE's Wrestlemania & NFL's Pro Bowl, too

By HENRY FREDERICK
Headline Surfer

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.

 

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Henry Frederick is publisher of Headline Surfer®, the award-winning 24/7 internet news outlet covering the Daytona Beach-Sanford-Orlando metro area via HeadlineSurfer.com since 2008. A longtime cops & courts reporter focused on breaking news & investigative reporting, Frederick is among the Sunshine State's most prolific daily news reporters, having amassed close to a hundred award-winning byline stories nearly evenly split in print and digital platforms. Frederick earned his Master of Arts in New Media Journalism with academic honors from Full Sail University in Winter Park in February 2019. He was a metro reporter with the Daytona Beach News-Journal for nearly a decade and then served as a city editor for the Taunton Daily Gazette in Taunton, Mass, while maintaining a residence in Central Florida. Prior to moving to Florida, Frederick was a metro reporter for the Rockland Journal-News in West Nyack, NY, for seven years. Headline Surfer was named the Sunshine State's top internet news site by the Florida Press Club in 2018.