Charlotte, Greensboro Named As Future ACC Basketball Tournament Sites
March 27, 2014
GREENSBORO, N.C. - The 2019 Atlantic Coast Conference Men's Basketball Tournament will be held at Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte, and the Greensboro Coliseum will play host to the event in 2020, ACC Commissioner John Swofford announced today.
"Some of the greatest chapters of ACC Tournament's 61-year history have been written in these two cities, and we are proud to continue that tradition in Charlotte and Greensboro," Swofford said. "Both cities are terrific hosts for our schools, fans and teams, with top-notch facilities and hospitality."
With Thursday's announcement, the site of the ACC Tournament is now set for the next six years. The Greensboro Coliseum will also serve as the host venue in 2015, followed by the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C., in 2016. The ACC on Wednesday announced a two-year agreement to hold the tournament at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y., in 2017 and 2018.
"As we look ahead, this continues to be an exciting time for our conference," Swofford said. "The variety of future locations of the ACC Tournament reflects our conference's expanded footprint and will service our teams, schools, alumni and fan bases well."
The ACC Tournament has been held in seven different cities and 11 venues since the inaugural event in March of 1954.
Charlotte has hosted the ACC Tournament on 12 prior occasions at three different arenas. The tournament was last played in the Queen City in 2008, when Time Warner Cable Arena served as the host venue for the first time.