CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- According to Charlotte-Mecklenburg County police, a 22-year-old man with Florida ties was listed in critical condition at an area hospital Saturday night after falling nearly four stories outside Bank of America Stadium before the ACC Championship between Florida State and Georgia Tech.

Police classified the incident as a "public accident." It reportedly took place just before the start of the title game. The man was transported to Carolinas Medical Center.

The Charlotte Observer reported the man got too close to the edge of a ramp outside the stadium as he was walking up it to his seats. At 8:02 p.m., just as the teams were lining up for the opening kickoff, he fell, the Observer reported.

Sometime near the end of pregame festivities, onlookers took to social media to report that a fan had fallen from a high level of Bank of America Stadium. Around halftime, the ACC issued a statement from Charlotte-Mecklenburg police major Eddie Levins.

According to Levins, police believe a 22-year-old man fell from what was believed to be the fourth level of the stadium. Police have not yet released his name, although the Observer has named him. The newspaper reported he was a resident of New Port Richey.

FSU officials have been notified of the incident, but as of 1:30 a.m., were not sure if the man was a student.

The Observer reported that it was not immediately clear what caused the fall. Charlotte-Mecklenberg captain William Boger told the newspaper that it was possible the man was intoxicated at the time of the fall.

"He fell from high enough up where he is pretty messed up," Boger said told the Observer.

The paper said the fall was the first at Bank of America Stadium, which opened in 1995. It is the home of the NFL's Carolina Panthers.

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