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Sep
14
2016

Proposed Locations for 2016-2017 #ACC Neutral Site Championships

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If you have heard, lots of things are happening in Atlantic Coast Conference country.  John Swofford and member institutions announced that the conference will relocate all neutral site championships for the 2016-17 academic year.

That was not surprising as the ACC is basically following the NCAA’s lead.  As such, we have a few recommendations for John Swofford on where to relocate these 2016-17 neutral site championships (I try to be fair and spread the wealth on hosting opportunities). Here we go:

ACC Sport

Date

Old Location of Neutral Site Championship

Proposed New Location

Rationale

Women’s Soccer

November 4 and 6, 2016

Cary, NC

Louisville, KY

By far, Louisville has the best soccer facility in the ACC and would be ready to host this event at the drop of a hat.  Louisville has a top-notch Athletic Director in Tom Jurich and the event would be as smooth as one could dream.

Football

December 3, 2016

Charlotte, NC

Landover, MD (Redskins Stadium)

The greater Washington, DC area has been a great friend to the ACC – and just recently, the Verizon Center hosted the ACC basketball tournament.  Danny Snyder and the Redskins would jump at the opportunity to host the ACC football title game.

Men’s and Women’s Swimming and Diving

February 15-18, 2017

Greensboro, NC

Charlottesville, VA

The University of Virginia has a prior history of hosting the ACC Swimming and Diving Championship – and could easily do so again.

Women’s Basketball

March 1-5, 2017

Greensboro, NC

Louisville, KY

Louisville’s Yum Center is one of the best collegiate gymnasiums in the ACC.  Louisville also has plenty of hotels and it’s really easy to fly into the city.

Women’s Golf

April 21-23, 2017

Greensboro, NC

Clemson, SC

I think I’ve found the perfect golf course in Clemson.

Men’s Golf

April 21-23, 2017

New London, NC

Blacksburg, VA (Radford, VA)

The Pete Dye River Course in Southwest Virginia – right along the New River – would be a picturesque beautiful location for the Men’s Golf title.

Men’s and Women’s Tennis

April 26-30, 2017

Cary, NC

Atlanta, GA

The Peachtree Tennis Center would be a homerun to host ACC men’s and women’s tennis.

Baseball

May 23-28, 2017

Durham, NC

Norfolk, VA

Thank you to @CougarTrainee for the recommendation on the Norfolk Tides Triple A baseball stadium.  The 757 has the perfect number of hotels, restaurants, etc. and can easily handle an ACC baseball crowd.

And there you have it 😉

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1 comment

  1. Hokie Mark says:

    I’m with you on most of these, but I’d like to make a couple of counter proposals:
    Baseball – why not Myrtle Beach, SC? It would make for a fun trip!
    Football – I like FedEx Field, but I’m intrigued by Met-Life Stadium

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