Not hours after it was announced that the ACC would pull all of its postseason championship games out of the state of North Carolina, it was reported that the football championship would be moved to Orlando. Now it seems those reports have been all but confirmed and the conference title game will move back to the state of Florida for the first time since 2009.
ESPN’s Rene Ingoglia reported that Camping World Stadium, formerly the Citrus Bowl, in Orlando had been tabbed as the new site of the 2016 ACC Football Championship Game. There are no reports on if the stadium will host that game going into the future or if this is just a one-off deal.
This is big news for the city of Orlando, which already hosts the AutoNation Cure Bowl and the Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl in that stadium later this year. Camping World Stadium also hosted the Labor Day meeting between Ole Miss and Florida State earlier this year.
The ACC has held a conference title game every year since 2005 with the first five games being held in the state of Florida. It has been played at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte every year since 2010.
An official announcement from the stadium is expected later on today.