Add Orlando, Fla., to the cities bidding to host the
Steve Hogan, the CEO of
“It’s the newest and flashiest, all those wonderful superlatives you can shower on (a building),” Hogan said. “It’s got all that great walkability with downtown now. It’s right on Church Street and
The next three ACC tournaments are set for Greensboro, N.C., home to the conference's headquarters. Bids for 2016-21 recently closed and will be evaluated at the league's fall meetings next month in Boston.
Hogan said Florida Citrus Sports is leveraging its connections in hopes of landing not only the ACC but also the SEC tournament.
"We understand it's not a regular home for the ACC or SEC," he said, "but to be part of a one-in-every-five-year rotation, you'd like to have it. They're working hard to get that."
The ACC tournament has ventured outside
Another potential first-time destination is
Among Pittsburgh, Orlando and usual suspects Greensboro, Charlotte, N.C., Atlanta and D.C., the ACC has plenty of options. The conference does not identify bidding cities, and I’ve been unable to learn whether the new
But as a warm-weather tourist Mecca with an arena that NBA commissioner
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