2020 ACC Championship Game: Matchup, tickets, time, and TV

By Kevin Kelley -

The 2020 ACC Championship Game is set with the No. 3 Clemson Tigers taking on the No. 2 Notre Dame Fighting Irish. The game will be played on Saturday, Dec. 19 at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, N.C.

Due to the novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, the ACC scrapped their divisions this season and added Notre Dame as a member. The Fighting Irish will return to Independent status in 2021.

Tickets for the 2020 ACC Championship Game are available. Due to seating capacity restrictions, tickets are limited and the lowest price is around $950 plus fees.

Notre Dame claimed their spot in the ACC Championship Game by going undefeated during the regular-season. The Fighting Irish, who are 9-0 in ACC action and 10-0 overall, will be playing in the first conference championship game in their history.

Clemson clinched their spot in the championship game after finishing 8-1 in conference play, one game ahead of the Miami Hurricanes. The Tigers (9-1, 8-1 ACC) will be making their sixth straight championship game appearance and eighth overall.

Notre Dame and Clemson met earlier this season at Notre Dame Stadium in South Bend, Ind. The Fighting Irish defeated the Tigers in that contest, 47-40 in double-overtime, although Clemson was without the services of quarterback Trevor Lawrence due to COVID-19.

A win for either team in the ACC Championship Game would send them to the College Football Playoff. Clemson has played in the playoff in five consecutive seasons, while Notre Dame was selected in 2018. A Clemson loss would drop them out of the playoff race, while a Tiger win could send get both teams in.

Brett McMurphy of Stadium currently projects the Clemson Tigers to face the Ohio State Buckeyes in the College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Rose Bowl Game. He projects that the Notre Dame Fighting Irish will face the Alabama Crimson Tide in the College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Allstate Sugar Bowl.

ACC Championship Game 

  • Matchup: (3) Clemson vs. (2) Notre Dame
  • Date: Saturday, Dec. 19, 2020
  • Time: 4:00pm ET
  • TV: ABC
  • Crew: Chris Fowler, Kirk Herbstreit, Maria Taylor

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