Notre Dame vs. Wake Forest is Cancelled as ACC Announces Schedule Changes


Charlotte, North Carolina (November 13, 2020) – The Charlotte Sports Foundation (CSF) confirmed that this year’s Duke’s Mayo Classic between the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Wake Forest Demon Deacons has been cancelled. The game was set for Saturday, December 12th at Wake Forest’s Truist Field in Winston-Salem, N.C. It was originally postponed from its scheduled date of September 26th due to COVID-19 testing results and procedures implemented by the University of Notre Dame.


The ACC announced the football schedule changes late yesterday afternoon following a recommendation from the conference Athletic Director football subcommittee. The league’s Athletic Directors voted to preserve the integrity of the ACC Football Championship Game by evaluating each of the three teams in contention (Clemson, Miami and Notre Dame) based on a nine-game conference schedule. As a result, Clemson and Notre Dame will conclude the regular season this weekend.


“While we are extremely disappointed to not play the 2020 Duke’s Mayo Classic, we completely understand the decision given the unprecedented situation,” said Danny Morrison, executive director of the Charlotte Sports Foundation. “The challenges faced by the ACC and the schools this season have forced unforeseen cancellations. Unfortunately, the 2020 Duke’s Mayo Classic is one of those affected.”


“Duke’s Mayonnaise, Director of Athletics John Currie and his staff at Wake Forest, Notre Dame, Truist Field, Bank of America Stadium and ESPN have all been exceptionally accommodating partners as we have been forced to adapt to several curveballs due to the continuing pandemic. We now look forward to Charlotte hosting the ACC Football Championship and the Duke’s Mayo Bowl to close out a challenging college football season and year.”


About the Charlotte Sports Foundation

The mission of the Charlotte Sports Foundation (CSF), a 501(c)(3), is to provide leadership for sports-based initiatives that result in a positive impact on the economy and quality of life in the Charlotte region. CSF was created in the spring of 2013 as a combined entity of Charlotte’s two primary sports development groups, Charlotte Collegiate Football and the Charlotte Regional Sports Commission. Its origins can be traced to the vision of Charlotte civic leaders after the very successful hosting of the 1994 NCAA Men’s Final Four.


The Foundation also provides support for recruitment and operation of other local sporting events, and spearheads Charlotte’s continued growth as a preferred host for premier national and regional sporting events. CSF’s future regular season football games include East Carolina University vs. Appalachian State University and the University of Georgia vs. Clemson University (2021), and the University of North Carolina vs. the University of South Carolina (2023).


The Board of Directors that guides the Charlotte Sports Foundation boasts a dynamic roster of top Charlotte civic and business leaders. Please visit for more information.