ACC Announces Return Of Championship Games To North Carolina

GREENSBORO, N.C. —  The ACC is set to return previously contracted neutral site league championships to North Carolina, starting with the Dr. Pepper ACC Football Championship in Charlotte.

“We are pleased that ACC neutral site championships will return to the state of North Carolina beginning with the 2017-18 academic year,” said ACC Commissioner John Swofford. “We value all of our partners in North Carolina and appreciate their support and cooperation. We are thrilled to renew our relationships with so many terrific people, outstanding cities and first-class venues.”

Other sports set to have championships in North Carolina include: women’s basketball, baseball, men’s and women’s swimming  and diving, men’s and women’s golf, and men’s and women’s tennis.  The reinstatement takes effect during the 2017-18 academic year.  The ACC Women’s Soccer Championship will take place in November 2018.
The ACC Men’s Basketball Tournament schedule is unchanged for the next three years.  The tournament will be held at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.  The Spectrum Center in Charlotte plays host in 2019 followed by the Greensboro Coliseum in 2020.