The ACC’s geographic footprint is the most viable market in the country when you consider:
- Largest total population: The ACC footprint has more than 107 million residents with the next closest at 92 million. This is important when you consider television viewers, ticket buyers, future students, recruits, etc.
- Future growth: In the last 10 years, five states within the ACC footprint have seen double-digit growth for 15-34 age demographic and by 2030 (according to the U.S. census) more than half the population will reside within the ACC footprint.
- The ACC has more top 30 markets than all other conferences. The ACC has 13 of the top 30 markets and the next highest has 10 in the top 30.
- In terms of national exposure, 285 million people view ACC football and basketball on ABC/ESPN platforms.
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