Could the ACC actually leave Greensboro? The conference’s basketball tournament, while it has been held in other places, is seemingly synonymous with the triad city. The conference was actually founded in Greensboro back in 1953. Four of the conference’s fourteen teams are from North Carolina and the state is essentially the halfway point from the farthest schools. Charlotte has become the home to the football championship game as well. But like any business, the ACC is weighing its options.
Officials from the city of Greensboro and Guilford County are planning to meet this week with an outside consulting group to discuss the conference’s headquarters. Fox 8 reported that the city’s mayor, Nancy Vaugh, said “governance, how the league is run, its fiduciary responsibilities, and relationships with sponsors and real estate.” She told the news organization “The ACC has been very transparent about what they were looking at.”
Don’t worry Greensboro is still going to be included in the ACC tournament’s normal rotation for right now. Meetings with the consultants are happening today and Friday. A point of emphasis will be placed on the league’s rich history in the triad and how the city would like to continue to the growth that’s occurred over the past few decades.
Currently, there are no other cities being considered for headquarters if the ACC were to decide to leave Greensboro. There is also no timeline for when the assessment would be complete.