CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – No. 1 Clemson and No. 11 North Carolina will play for the ACC Championship in front of a sold-out crowd at Charlotte’s Bank of America Stadium on Dec. 5, the ACC announced on Monday afternoon.
The 2015 Dr. Pepper ACC Championship Game is set to kick off at 7:45pm or 8:00pm on ABC or ESPN.
This is third time in six years the ACC Championship Game has sold out at Bank of America Stadium (cap. 73,778).
Clemson clinched the Atlantic Division with a 23-13 victory over No. 16 Florida State on Nov. 7, a full two weeks before UNC clinched the Coastal Division with a win over Virginia Tech. Tiger fans are thought to have scooped up a majority of the tickets that have been available to the public since the summer.
Each divisional winner is allotted 5,500 tickets, and another 2,300 is reserved by the ACC office. The remaining tickets were available to the public. The league members voted to decrease the ticket allotment requirement for each school from 10,000 to 5,500 in October 2013.
Clemson announced that it had secured an additional 6,000 tickets on Nov. 8. UNC requested additional tickets following its win over Duke on Nov. 7, according to senior associate athletic director Rick Steinbacher.
The ACC has since provided UNC with 2,500 additional tickets, bumping the total allotment to 8,000. Steinbacher declined to share the total amount of UNC’s request, only saying it was more than the 2,500 tickets the ACC provided.
UNC has sent out emails to all Rams Club members and season ticket holders detailing the ticket request process. The max number of tickets requested per person is eight, and the deadline for ticket requests is Tuesday at 5 p.m.
The requests will take a day or two to process and fulfill, according to Steinbacher. If there are any tickets left after the requests are filled, UNC will put the remaining tickets on sale on Saturday.
“We are very, very confident that we will use all of those once our request process ends,” Steinbacher said.