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    Wednesday, November 22, 2006

    ACC Championship Ticket Sales Low

    Local ticket sales for the Dec. 2 Atlantic Coast Conference championship football game at Alltel Stadium are lagging so much that Gator Bowl Association president Rick Catlett said it's possible the league might not renew an option to bring the game back to Jacksonville for 2008 and 2009.

    "We need local sales to pick up to ensure the game stays in Jacksonville," Catlett said Tuesday. "The current level of sales may not ensure that."

    Catlett termed the estimated local sales of 36,000 tickets as "surprising" in comparison to last year's game between Florida State and Virginia Tech, when 72,249 fans watched the Seminoles win the first ACC title game.

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