WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — The ACC is bringing championship events back to its home state.
The conference, which is based in Greensboro, announced today it will bring its football championship game back to Charlotte this year. The 13th annual game will be played at Bank of America Stadium Dec. 2, the conference said in a news release. It’s the first contracted league championship to return to a neutral site in North Carolina since Gov. Roy Cooper signed a law rolling back the controversial HB2. The conference had moved events from the Tar Heel State in response to the so-called “bathroom bill,” including last year’s football title game, which moved to Orlando.
The ACC says championship events in women’s basketball, baseball, men’s and women’s swimming & diving, men’s and women’s golf and men’s and women’s tennis will also return to the state during the 2017-18 academic year. The ACC Women’s Soccer Championship will follow suit in November 2018.