ACC moves its football championship game to Orlando

*FILE - In this Saturday, Dec. 5, 2015 file photo, Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson (4) runs the ball as North Carolina's M.J. Stewart (6) moves in for the tackle during the first half of the Atlantic Coast Conference championship NCAA college football game in Charlotte, N.C. NCAA President Mark Emmert says whether the Atlantic Coast Conference decides to follow the association's lead and pull events out of North Carolina because of a state law that some say can lead to discrimination against LGBT people is up to the league and its members. The ACC championship football game is schedule to be held in Charlotte on Dec. 3. (AP Photo/Bob Leverone, File)
*FILE - In this Saturday, Dec. 5, 2015 file photo, Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson (4) runs the ball as North Carolina's M.J. Stewart (6) moves in for the tackle during the first half of the Atlantic Coast Conference championship NCAA college football game in Charlotte, N.C. NCAA President Mark Emmert says whether the Atlantic Coast Conference decides to follow the association's lead and pull events out of North Carolina because of a state law that some say can lead to discrimination against LGBT people is up to the league and its members. The ACC championship football game is schedule to be held in Charlotte on Dec. 3. (AP Photo/Bob Leverone, File)

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) – The ACC is moving its 2016 football championship to Orlando’s Camping World Stadium.

The conference made the announcement about the Dec. 3 game Thursday.

Orlando emerged as a possible location after the ACC joined other sports leagues in pulling out of North Carolina amid backlash over controversial state House Bill 2.

The law requires transgender people to use restrooms at schools and government buildings corresponding to the sex on their birth certificates. It also excludes gender identity and sexual orientation from local and statewide antidiscrimination protections.

The ACC Championship Game had been scheduled to played in Charlotte at Bank of America Stadium.