Pac-12 announces agreement with Levi's Stadium to continue hosting Football Championship Game
New agreement will run through 2019, with an option to extend to 2020
LOS ANGELES – The Pac-12 Football Championship Game Presented by 76® will continue to be held at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif. at least through 2019, Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott announced today during his remarks at Pac-12 Football Media Days.
The new agreement adds two years – 2018 and 2019 – to the current deal, with an option to extend through the 2020 Pac-12 Football Championship Game.
“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.”
The Pac-12 is headed into its fourth year hosting the Pac-12 Football Championship Game in the state-of-the-art Silicon Valley venue. Over the last three years, the event has grown to include a full fan fest, and the exciting action on the field has catapulted two teams into the College Football Playoff: Oregon in 2014 and Washington in 2016. The game has also seen huge national television audiences and given Pac-12 student-athletes the chance to play in an incredible stadium while gaining exposure in the national spotlight.
”The Pac-12 Conference has helped make Levi’s Stadium a showcase for great college football and we look forward to continuing that relationship through this game, the Foster Farms Bowl, and the 2019 College Football Playoff National Championship,” said 49ers President Al Guido. “Fan support for college football at Levi’s Stadium has been outstanding and the reaction to our recently launched Bay Area College Football Fan Program shows that interest is on the rise.”
The championship game moved to Levi’s Stadium in 2014, its first time at a neutral site after being hosted on Pac-12 campuses for three years, in recognition of the importance of ensuring that the conference’s best teams are prepared and undoubtedly qualified for the highest levels of postseason play, while showcasing the best of Pac-12 football on the biggest stage.
Tickets for the 2017 Pac-12 Football Championship Game go on sale tomorrow, Thursday, July 27 at 10 a.m. PT at pac-12.com/tickets. The game will be played at Levi’s Stadium on Friday, Dec. 1 at 5 p.m. PT and will feature the Pac-12 North Champion versus the Pac-12 South Champion. More information on ticketing can be found at pac-12.com/tickets. Fans should call 415-464-9377 ext. 2 to learn more about premium hospitality and group ticket options.
Fans are invited to join the new Bay Area College Football Fan Program, which provides an opportunity for fans to purchase tickets to the Pac-12 Football Championship Game as well as the Foster Farms Bowl (to be played on Wednesday, December 27th, also at Levi’s Stadium) at special pricing, with no additional fees. Other benefits of the program include a complimentary branded t-shirt, 15% off concessions at both games, partner discounts, and more. To register for the Bay Area College Football Fan Program simply purchase tickets to either game, then select College Football Membership as an add on.
For continued coverage of Pac-12 Football Media Days over the next two days, as well as coverage of the entire 2017 Pac-12 football season, tune into Pac-12 Networks or visit pac-12.com.
About the Pac-12 Conference
The Conference has a tradition as the “Conference of Champions,” leading the nation in NCAA Championships in 51 of the last 57 years, with 501 NCAA team titles overall. The Conference comprises 12 leading U.S. universities: The University of Arizona, Arizona State University, the University of California-Berkeley, the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA), the University of Colorado, the University of Oregon, Oregon State University, Stanford University, the University of Southern California, the University of Utah, the University of Washington and Washington State University. For more information on the Conference’s programs, member institutions, and Commissioner Larry Scott, go to www.pac-12.com/conference.
About Levi’s® Stadium
Named Sports Facility of the Year for 2015 by Sports Business Journal, Levi’s Stadium is home to the San Francisco 49ers and serves as the world’s most technologically advanced and sustainable sports and entertainment venue. The $1.2 billion venue consists of 1.85 million square feet and 68,500 seats, including 174 luxury suites and 9,000 club seats, and was designed by HNTB and built by Turner/Devcon for the Santa Clara Stadium Authority. It is a multi-purpose facility with flexibility that has allowed it to host a wide range of events – including domestic and international soccer, college football, ice hockey, motocross, concerts and various civic events – since opening in 2014. The venue is also expandable for major events such as WrestleMania 31 and Super Bowl 50. Levi's Stadium is owned by the Santa Clara Stadium Authority, a public joint powers authority established to provide for development and operation of Levi's Stadium to ensure that the stadium serves the goals of the City of Santa Clara. For more information, go to www.LevisStadium.com.
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