The newly released schedule of Atlantic Coast Conference championship sites has good news for Greensboro.
The ACC men’s basketball tournament will be held in North Carolina for five straight years starting in 2025, three times in Charlotte and twice in Greensboro.
It’s one of the biggest signs of support for Greensboro since the ACC headquarters left the city for Charlotte in 2023. The league was founded in Greensboro in 1953.
Richard Beard is president and CEO of the Greensboro Sports Foundation, the local organizing committee for major sports events. He says bringing the event back to the Gate City is a return to the league’s roots.
“We think we do it better than anyone but we understand that it's a new day and NBA arenas and bigger cities always come into play," he says. "But we're still ‘tournament town,’ and we're still gonna put forth our best effort and have great championships.”
Greensboro is scheduled to host the 2027 and 2029 tournaments. Beard says he would have liked for the 2028 tournament to have also been scheduled in the city. That will mark the league’s 75th anniversary, and Beard says it would have been a good way to embrace the ACC’s Greensboro heritage.
Greensboro has hosted the ACC Men’s Basketball Tournament 29 times, more than any other city.