The Pac-12 Conference has made it official! Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California will be the lone site of the Pac-12 Football Championship Game between the North Division winner and the South Division winner. This move gives the Pac-12 an official venue to host the their final game of their conference football season. Previously, the North/South winner with the best record hosted the game at their home stadium.
The Pac-12 Championship Game is leaving campus and will now be played at Levi’s Stadium. http://t.co/INK0tL61Wc
— Eye on College FBall (@EyeOnCFB) May 15, 2014
The agreement with Levi’s Stadium starts this upcoming season. It will take place on December 5 and as it has been the last three years, the game remains on a Friday night. As of now, Levi’s Stadium is only set to host for the next three years. Whether the Pac-12 keeps the game in the Bay Area or has an alternate plan, is yet to be determined.
As far as the choice to have it at Levi’s Stadium, the conference selected a state-of-the-art facility that will more than be able to accommodate the Pac-12, the North/South Division teams and their fans. It is set to open this fall and will be the permanent home of the San Francisco 49ers. For more information on the stadium, visit LevisStadium.com.
Whether you think this is good for the conference or unfair to certain teams, you have to agree, this gives the Pac-12 an opportunity to go all out on the presentation of the game. Instead of having as short as six days to confirm the location of the contest and try to accommodate both schools with air and lodging, the Conference can solely worry about the presentation before hand and only worry about one thing on game day, the game itself.