ACC Moves Football Title Game to Orlando from Charlotte Because of Bathroom Bill

Dabo Swinney

The Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) officially moved its football title game to Orlando after pulling it from Charlotte.

ESPN’s Brett McMurphy reported on the move on social media:

The conference agreed to a contract with Charlotte’s Bank of America Stadium to hold the event there through 2019. It remains unclear how the ACC extracted itself from that agreement.

Earlier this month, the ACC Council of Presidents decided to move conference championships at off-campus venues out of North Carolina. The NCAA also announced punitive measures by pulling two rounds of its basketball tournament from Greensboro. Both groups cite House Bill 2, which restricts multiple-occupancy public bathrooms in state buildings to people of the biological sex indicated on the entrance, to justify the boycott.

“As members of the Atlantic Coast Conference, the ACC Council of Presidents reaffirmed our collective commitment to uphold the values of equality, diversity, inclusion and non-discrimination,” a statement by the ACC Council of Presidents informed. “Every one of our 15 universities is strongly committed to these values and therefore, we will continue to host ACC Championships at campus sites. We believe North Carolina House Bill 2 is inconsistent with these values, and as a result, we will relocate all neutral site championships for the 2016-17 academic year.”


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