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ACC Inks Six-Year Extension To Keep Football Title Game In Charlotte
Published February 25, 2014
ONE-STOP SHOPPING: The Charlotte Sports Foundation is considering a seat license at Bank of America Stadium that would guarantee the license-holder tickets to the events for which it helps organize and sell tickets -- the ACC title game, the Belk Bowl and, in some years, an additional neutral-site college football game. Webb said that the license would most likely be free, but the license holder would sign a six-year contract to buy tickets to each of the games, and in return, would be guaranteed seats in the same location. Tickets to the Belk Bowl in '13 ranged from $35 to $115, while ACC Championship Game tickets start at $25 and go up to more than $60. The foundation also has the Univ. of North Carolina and the Univ. of South Carolina set to play their '15 season opener in Charlotte. Webb also is negotiating with several teams to play neutral-site openers at BofA Stadium in future years. Those schools are from the five power conferences, plus Notre Dame. Other sites competing with Charlotte for neutral-site season openers include Atlanta, Dallas, Houston, Miami and Orlando (Michael Smith, Staff Writer).