ACC, now with the second ‘C’ standing for/representing, Charlotte….
The history of the ACC in Greensboro is about to be buried, with a 15 million dollar transfer fee making the transition simple, and they will be taking the conference headquarters on down to Charlotte…
The ACC offices were once housed out at Sedgefield, and the offices were also located at the old King Cotton Hotel back when Jim Weaver was our commissioner, and when Bob James was leading the conference, offices were in an office condo, there just off of Battleground Avenue at Cornwallis Drive, and then the ACC moved out to an office by the lake, out there on Stanley Road, and the Stanley Road spot was ACC-land just before they pulled up stakes, and headed out to Grandover….
(Jim Weaver might have been the best conference commissioner in the history of the Atlantic Coast Conference…He died an early death, but when he was leading the conference out of the old King Cotton Hotel(later the physical location of the Greensboro News and Record), Jim Weaver was revered from throughout the nation, for his college athletics leadership skills.)
And now, the ACC is looking to be out of here, and headed on down to CHARLOTTE…..
(Some might say, “Who Cares”, but I always thought it was kind of fun, when we could say the permanent ACC offices were in the good old Gate City/Greensboro)….
North Carolina would give the Atlantic Coast Conference $15 million if it keeps its headquarters in North Carolina, likely in a move to Charlotte, for at least the next 15 years and stages a number of postseason events in the state over the next decade under a Republican budget proposal released Tuesday night.
The legislation is a compromise between House and Senate lawmakers. It must still pass each chamber and be signed by Gov. Roy Cooper. The bill is agnostic as to where in the state the headquarters must be located to qualify. Rep. Jason Saine, a Lincoln County Republican and chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, confirmed Tuesday that the section of the bill applies to a new Charlotte headquarters.
The ACC was established in 1953 with North Carolina, North Carolina State, Duke and Wake Forest among its seven charter members. The league has been headquartered in Greensboro since its founding.