Early Saturday kickoff for December’s Big 12 championship game in Arlington

The Big 12 football championship game will be played Dec. 2 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington.

IRVING, Texas (AP) — There will be an early Saturday kickoff for the Big 12 Conference football championship game in December.

Big 12 officials announced Wednesday that the Dec. 2 game will be played at 11:30 a.m. Central time at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.

It is the Big 12’s first football championship game since 2010, when Oklahoma beat Nebraska 23-20 at the home stadium of the NFL’s Dallas Cowboys.

The championship game will match the two teams that finish the regular season with the highest winning percentage in conference play.

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Tickets for the game, which go on sale Sept. 29, will range from $90-$175. Each participating school will receive about 7,000 tickets and there will be another 1,000 student tickets for $50 each.