June 23, 2000
GREENSBORO, N.C. — Future sites for the Atlantic Coast Conference Men’s Basketball Tournament were announced today by ACC Commissioner John Swofford. The sites for the Tournament were voted on by the league’s nine faculty representatives.
The MCI Center in Washington, D.C., was selected as the site for the 2005 Tournament. The Greensboro (N.C.) Coliseum will host both the 2006 and 2010 Tournaments while the Ice Palace in Tampa, Fla., will be the site for the 2007 Tournament. Charlotte, North Carolina, will be the host site for the 2008 Tournament and the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Ga,, will be the site for the 2009 Tournament.
“We had outstanding proposals for our Men’s Basketball Tournament from each of the cities selected,” said Swofford. “We’re excited that these five cities will be hosting the ACC Tournament as each of these sites have an enthusiastic commitment from their community. This 10-year rotation covers the geographic footprint of the Conference extremely well.”
Future dates and sites for the ACC Tournament are as follows:
Since being moved from NC State’s Reynolds Coliseum, where it was held for 13 consecutive years (1954-66), the ACC Tournament has been held at the original Charlotte Coliseum, the Capital Centre in Landover, Md., the Omni in Atlanta, Ga., the current Charlotte (N.C.) Coliseum and the Greensboro (N.C.) Coliseum.
The inaugural ACC Tournament in 1954 attracted 39,200 fans for the seven games at Reynolds Coliseum. In each of the past two years a record 119,475 fans have attended the tournament. The last year that there was a “public” sale of ACC Tournament tickets was in 1966. Over the past two decades all of the tournaments have been sold out in advance as the tickets are equally distributed among the nine member institutions.
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