The Pac-12 Football Championship Game will remain at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California through the 2019 season, Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott announced on Wednesday.
The agreement adds two years to the current contract. Additionally, the contract also includes an option to play the 2020 Pac-12 Football Championship Game in Santa Clara as well.
“I’m very pleased with the experience we’ve created for our fans, universities, and student-athletes over the last three years,” said Scott. “I look forward to working with our great partners at Levi’s Stadium and the San Francisco 49ers to continue to grow this marquee event in the Bay Area.”
Levi’s Stadium, which opened in 2014, is the home of the NFL’s San Francisco 49ers. It has a seating capacity of 68,500 (expandable to 75,000) and has hosted the last three Pac-12 Football Championship Games.
The average attendance for the three Pac-12 Football Championship Games in Levi’s Stadium is 50,404. Stanford-USC in 2015 had the highest crowd at 58,476. Washington-Colorado in 2016 and Oregon-Arizona in 2014 were significantly less at 47,118 and 45,618, respectively.
The 2017 Pac-12 Football Championship Game is set for Friday, Dec. 1. The game will be televised by ABC or ESPN.