ACC Title Game on the Move

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) _ The Atlantic Coast Conference championship game is moving after drawing smaller crowds in Jacksonville than the league had hoped.

A panel of league athletic directors and faculty athletics representatives have voted unanimously to move the title game to Tampa in 2008 and 2009 and to Charlotte, North Carolina, in 2010 and 2011.

Most importantly, the league hopes both cities will bring more fans. Since the league expanded to 12 schools in 2005 and became eligible to hold a title game, the game has been played in front of dwindling crowds.

The game drew about 73,000 in 2005, then 63,000 in 2006 and 53,000 earlier this month when Virginia Tech beat Boston College 30-16.


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