ACC Championship Game officially scheduled for Dec. 19

Because the ACC isn't using its usual divisional format, this year's game at Bank of America Stadium will feature teams with the two best winning percentages in conference games

Wake Forest and North Carolina are among the teams that have had their schedules rearranged because of a COVID-19 outbreak at Miami (AP file photo)

This year’s ACC Football Championship Game has officially been set for Saturday, Dec. 19, at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte. Game time and television network designation will be announced no later than Dec. 7.

The date of the game was left up in the air after the 2020 schedule was reworked in response to the coronavirus pandemic. The Dec. 19 date was selected to provide an extra week for postponed regular season games to be played.

Because the ACC is not using its usual divisional format this season (with Notre Dame added into the mix), the championship game will match the league’s top two teams based on winning percentage in conference games.

Capacity for the event will comply with state and local regulations, which currently allows for 7% capacity at outdoor venues that hold more than 10,000 fans. Further information on seating capacity and tickets locations will be updated on as it becomes available.

To date, 48 of a possible 52 games (92.3%) involving ACC teams have been played this season. Three conference games were rescheduled and one nonconference opponent was replaced when North Carolina added Western Carolina to make up for a canceled game against Charlotte.

All 15 teams still have the opportunity to play an 11-game regular season.

Bank of America Stadium has been the site of nine of the last 10 ACC Championship Games and is under contract to remain the host through 2030.