GREENSBORO, NC (WFXR/theACC.com) – The Atlantic Coast Conference Board of Directors announced Tuesday that the league office will move its headquarters from Greensboro, NC to Charlotte, NC in 2023.
“The Board of Directors is excited to have the conference headquarters join the Charlotte community and excited about the long-term opportunities that will open,” said ACC Board Chairman and Duke University President Vincent E. Price. “The board also recognizes and expresses our gratitude for the truly outstanding relationship with Greensboro over the past 70 years, and we appreciate the support of the state of North Carolina to keep the league office in the state. We are grateful to the city of Charlotte and look forward to a prosperous partnership.”
“Today is a transformational day for ACC and for our 15 world-class institutions. We sincerely appreciate the state of North Carolina for its commitment to keeping the conference headquarters in the state, and Charlotte leadership for their commitment and continued partnership,” said ACC Commissioner Jim Phillips, Ph.D. “After a comprehensive, inclusive, and thoughtful process, the Board determined that Charlotte—an amazing and vibrant community—not only meets, but exceeds ACC’s needs. Our new home will bring both known and unknown benefits to our student-athletes, member schools and conference office staff. The decision to move from Greensboro was a difficult one, and the entire city and its first-class representatives will always hold an incredibly special place in the ACC’s history and legacy.”
ACC’s new headquarters will be located in downtown Charlotte as part of Legacy Union’s Bank of America Tower. The development includes Honeywell’s global headquarters and major corporate offices for Bank of America, Deloitte, JLL, Robinson Bradshaw and Parker Poe.
The league will use the 2022-23 school year as a transition period to complete the relocation process. The ACC and Charlotte have a long-standing partnership, with the Queen City hosting a significant number of ACC events and championships. In April 2018, the ACC and the Charlotte Sports Foundation announced a 10-year agreement to host the ACC Football Championship Game in Charlotte through the 2030 season. In the previous 11 ACC football championships held at Bank of America Stadium, the game has sold out five times (2010, 2011, 2015, 2017, 2020) and averaged about 70,000 fans. The ACC Men’s Basketball Tournament has been played in Charlotte 13 times, including 2019 at the Spectrum Center. The 2021 and 2022 ACC Baseball Championships were played at Truist Field, and the league has participated in Duke’s Mayo Bowl since its inception in 2002.