The 2017 Big 12 Football Championship Game will kickoff at 12:30pm ET/11:30am CT, the conference officially announced on Wednesday.
The game is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 2 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. AT&T Stadium will also host the game each season through 2021.
Initially, Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby indicated that the conference would split into two five-team divisions and retain a full round-robin schedule. Instead of division winners, the championship game will match the top two finishers in the overall conference standings.
“There is great anticipation with the return of the Big 12 Football Championship and we look forward to hosting the event in AT&T Stadium for the next five years,” Bowlsby stated last year. “The building is a state of the art facility and offers many amenities that will be enjoyed by our institutions and fans.”
FOX will televise this seasons game and in odd-numbered seasons through 2023. ABC/ESPN will televise the 2018 contest and ensuing games in even-numbered seasons through 2024.
The last Big 12 Football Championship Game was played in 2010. Host sites for the game included Arlington, TX (2), Kansas City, MO (5), San Antonio, TX (3), Houston, TX (2), Dallas, TX (1), and St. Louis, MO (2).