ACC announces new sites for championships pulled over HB2

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GREENSBORO, N.C. (WNCN) — The Atlantic Coast Conference announced venues Tuesday for eight championships moved out of North Carolina in response to House Bill 2.

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The locations announced Tuesday are:

  • women’s soccer, MUSC Health Stadium, Charleston, S.C., Nov. 4 and 6
  • women’s swimming and diving/men’s diving, Georgia Tech Aquatics Center, Atlanta, Ga. Feb. 13 to 16
  • men’s swimming, Georgia Tech Aquatics Center, Atlanta, Ga., Feb. 27 to March 2.
  • women’s golf, The Reserve Golf Club, Pawley’s Island, S.C., April 13 to 15
  • men’s golf, Musgrove Mill Golf Club, Clinton, S.C., April 21 to 23
  • men’s and women’s tennis, Rome Tennis Center and Berry College, Rome, Ga., April 26 to 30
  • baseball, Louisville Slugger Field, Louisville, Ky., May 23 to 28

The league had already announced that the Dr. Pepper ACC Football Championship Game will be played Dec. 3 in Orlando.

All of the sites except for the Georgia Tech Aquatics Center will be hosting an ACC championship for the first time.

When the decision to pull the locations was announced in September, the ACC said it felt the need to take a stand for its principles.

“Today’s decision is one of principle, and while this decision is the right one, we recognize there will be individuals and communities that are supportive of our values as well as our championship sites that will be negatively affected,” Commissioner John Swofford said. “Hopefully, there will be opportunities beyond 2016-17 for North Carolina neutral sites to be awarded championships.”

“Today’s decision is one of principle, and while this decision is the right one, we recognize there will be individuals and communities that are supportive of our values as well as our championship sites that will be negatively affected,” Swofford said. “Hopefully, there will be opportunities beyond 2016-17 for North Carolina neutral sites to be awarded championships.”

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