The Atlantic Coast Conference Board of Directors has announced that the conference office will relocate its headquarters to Charlotte, North Carolina, in 2023.
The conference had numerous criteria which Charlotte met, including location within the Eastern Time zone, population size with positive growth trends, growth and diversity of population and access to a large hub airport with accessibility to and from all ACC member schools.
“The Board of Directors is pleased that the conference headquarters will be joining the Charlotte community and is quite excited about the long-term opportunities that will afford,” said ACC Board of Directors Chair and Duke University President Vincent E. Price. “The Board also recognizes and expresses our thanks for what has been a truly wonderful relationship with Greensboro over the last 70 years, and we appreciate the support shown by the state of North Carolina to have the league office remain in the state. We are grateful to the city of Charlotte and look forward to a flourishing partnership.”
The ACC’s new headquarters will be located in Uptown Charlotte as part of Legacy Union’s Bank of America Tower.
“Today is a transformational day for the ACC and for our 15 world class institutions,” said ACC Commissioner Jim Phillips. “We truly appreciate the state of North Carolina for its dedication to keeping the conference headquarters in the state, and the Charlotte leadership for their commitment and ongoing partnership. After a comprehensive, inclusive and deliberate process, the Board decided that Charlotte — an amazing and vibrant community — not only meets, but exceeds the needs of the ACC.”
The league will use the 2022–2023 academic year as a transition period to complete the relocation process.
The ACC and Charlotte have collaborated to host many conference events in the past. In April 2018, the ACC and the Charlotte Sports Foundation announced a 10-year agreement that keeps the ACC Football Championship Game in Charlotte through the 2030 season. The ACC Men’s Basketball Tournament has been played in Charlotte on 13 occasions, including 2019 at the Spectrum Center. The 2021 and 2022 ACC Baseball Championship were played at Truist Field, and the league has participated in the Duke’s Mayo Bowl since its inception in 2002.