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ACC to move headquarters from Greensboro to Charlotte

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The Atlantic Coast Conference is moving its headquarters away from Greensboro after 70 years. It will relocate to Charlotte.

After the roughly year-long search, it came down to three finalists: Greensboro, Orlando, Florida, and Charlotte. In its unanimous decision, the ACC’s Board of Directors selected the Queen City. Some of the strengths cited include the area’s continued growth in population and diversity, and — in a conference that includes 15 different schools in 10 different states — proximity to Charlotte International Airport, one of the nation’s busiest.

Wake Forest University Director of Athletics John Currie calls Charlotte a preeminent city that’s on the rise and says building the ACC’s brand there makes sense.

“We’re very proud and appreciative of the long history with Greensboro which really continues in our hearts and in our minds, and thrilled that we’re continuing to have the conference in the state of North Carolina,” he said, “As I like to say, North Carolina has become a kind of a city — the city of North Carolina. Here in Winston-Salem we think we live in the coolest neighborhood in the city, but we’re really glad that we’re just a little way down the road from headquarters.”

The ACC’s new headquarters will be part of Legacy Union’s Bank of America Tower in Uptown Charlotte. The league plans to complete the relocation process during the 2022-23 academic year.