@ACCWBB: Greensboro to Serve as Host Site for 2015 NCAA Regional
Wednesday December 11, 2013
Conference, Coliseum previously played host to the event in 1999, 2007 and 2008
GREENSBORO, N.C. – The NCAA Women’s Basketball Committee has selected the Atlantic Coast Conference and Greensboro Coliseum as hosts for the 2015 NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Championship Regional Round.
The women’s regional championships will be played on Saturday-Monday and Sunday-Tuesday combinations from March 28 through 31, 2015.
“This is a real tribute to Tournament Town, to the Greensboro tournament hosts, certainly to the Coliseum staff, and to the Atlantic Coast Conference,” said Nora Lynn Finch, the ACC Senior Associate Commissioner for Women’s Basketball. “I know that ACC teams will be competing for regional championships in 2015, so it is exciting to me that we may be able to offer a ‘home court’ to our member schools.”
The ACC and the Coliseum previously hosted an NCAA Women’s Basketball Regional Championship in 1999, 2007 and 2008. The Coliseum has also served as a major venue for the sport at the conference tournament level, having hosted every ACC Women’s Basketball Tournament since 2000.
The NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Committee will determine the game dates for each site during their summer meeting at the end of June 2014 and will determine the game times during their fall meeting in mid-November 2014.
“I know this will be good for Greensboro, good for the economy and good for the national reputation of the city to host an event of this magnitude,” Finch said. “And it’s good for the ACC. We constantly strive for this kind of excellence on behalf of our conference and our member institutions.”
The Greensboro Coliseum Complex consists of 23,500-seat Greensboro Coliseum (the largest single-seat arena in the nation), 2,400-seat War Memorial Auditorium, 300-seat Odeon Theatre, the 167,000-square foot Special Events Center that includes three exhibition halls, a 4,500-seat mini-arena and eight meeting rooms, and the 30,000- square-foot Pavilion, located adjacent to the Special Events Center.
The Complex site also features the ACC Hall of Champions, an 8,100-square-foot museum that showcases ACC history through interactive displays, unique institutional exhibits and multi-purpose program space. Highlights include a four-foot, 360-degree, state-of-the-art video globe with a unique, multi-media display of conference highlights, life-size ACC school mascot exhibits that have been a huge hit with younger visitors and an interactive exhibit that lets fans face off in a head-to-head challenge to test their knowledge of ACC sports trivia
The Greensboro Coliseum Complex is one of the most actively booked facilities in the country hosting more than 850 events on an annual basis. With its incredible versatility, the Complex has gained worldwide acclaim from promoters, producers, event planners and patrons.