UPDATE (September 14, 2016): The ACC Council of Presidents announced that all neutral site championships for the 2016-17 academic year will be relocated out of the state of North Carolina. (Read the Complete Statement Here)
New venues for the relocated neutral site championships and a plan for Football Championship Game ticket holders will be announced by the conference office at a future date.
Campus and pro venues set to host attractive slate over next academic year
GREENSBORO, N.C. (theACC.com) – The Atlantic Coast Conference unveiled its championship sites for the 2016-17 academic year on Friday.
As previously announced, the Dr Pepper ACC Football Championship Game will be played for a seventh straight year at Charlotte’s Bank of America Stadium on Dec. 3. The Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y., will welcome the New York Life ACC Tournament March 7-11, marking the event’s first time in New York. The Greensboro Coliseum will play host to the ACC Women’s Basketball Tournament (March 1-5) for the 18th straight year.
Meanwhile, the ACC Baseball Championship is set to return to Durham Bulls Athletic Park in Durham, North Carolina, for the third straight year and the sixth time in nine years on May 23-28, 2017.
The first ACC championships of the 2016-17 season will be held on Oct. 28, as NC State plays host to the Men’s and Women’s Cross Country events, which will be run at WakeMed Soccer Park. Wake Forest will be the site of the 2016 ACC Field Hockey Championship Nov. 3, 4 and 6.
The ACC Women’s Soccer Championship will return to WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary, North Carolina, on Nov. 4 and 6. In a change from last year, the top eight teams will qualify for the championship, with the quarterfinals played on the campus of the higher seeded team on Oct. 30.
The 2016 ACC Men’s Soccer Championship will play its championship match on Nov. 13 at MUSC Health Stadium in Charleston, South Carolina. The first three rounds of the event will be held at campus sites, with the higher seeded teams serving as hosts for each game. The first round is set for Nov. 2, followed by the quarterfinals on Nov. 6. Semifinal games will be played Nov. 9.
The Greensboro Aquatic Center (GAC) will play host to the first ACC championship of the 2017 calendar year on Feb. 15-18, when it welcomes ACC Women’s Swimming and Diving, as well as Men’s Diving. The venue will also serve as home to the ACC Men’s Swimming Championship Feb. 22-25. This marks the second-straight year the events are being held at the GAC, which will serve as the host site through 2022.
The ACC Men’s and Women’s Indoor Track and Field Championships will be held at Notre Dame on Feb. 23-25, while Duke will host the ACC Fencing Championships on Feb. 25-26. NC State will play host to the ACC Wrestling Championship on March 4.
The ACC Women’s Golf Championship returns to Greensboro’s Sedgefield Country Club and the ACC Men’s Golf Championship to the Old North State Club in New London, North Carolina, with both events taking place April 21-23. It will mark the 10th straight year for the Women’s Golf Championship at Sedgefield, and the 16th straight year for the ACC Men’s Championship at Old North State. Both courses are slated to continue to host their respective events through 2020.
The Cary Tennis Park will welcome the ACC Men’s and Women’s Championships for a ninth straight year April 26-30.
The ACC Women’s Lacrosse Championship is scheduled for Sports Backers Stadium in Richmond, Virginia, on April 27, 28 and 30. The ACC Men’s Lacrosse Championship site will be announced following the league’s annual fall meetings at the beginning of October.
The ACC Softball Championship is scheduled May 11-13 at North Carolina. Georgia Tech will host the ACC Outdoor Track and Field Championships May 12-14.
The ACC Rowing Championship will return to South Carolina and Clemson’s Lake Hartwell on May 14, with the event returning to a one-day format. The ACC Baseball Championship will be in the final week of May bringing down the curtain on the 2016-17 sports season.