Budget proposal offers $15M for ACC to keep HQ in N.C.

Charlotte and Orlando had emerged as the ACC’s top choices for relocation from its Greensboro HQACC

A North Carolina state budget proposal released yesterday includes $15M for the ACC to “keep its headquarters" in the state for "at least the next 15 years,” according to Kyle Ingram of the Raleigh NEWS & OBSERVER. To qualify for the money, the ACC “must hold within the next 10 years at least four men’s basketball championships, four women’s basketball championships and four men’s baseball championships in the state in addition to any already scheduled in North Carolina.” Yesterday’s budget proposal is the “first look into what the state would be willing to give the organization to stay in North Carolina.” The legislation “does not specify or recommend which city” the ACC decides to locate its HQ, so long as it “remains in the state.” Charlotte and Orlando had “emerged as the ACC’s top choices for relocation” from its Greensboro HQ. The ACC is “not referred to by name in the proposal,” but rather “named as a ‘qualifying collegiate sports employer,’ that has ‘four charter members that are institutions of higher education in the State’” (Raleigh NEWS & OBSERVER, 6/29).

SCHEDULING CHANGE: In Raleigh, C.L. Brown writes the ACC revealed its new football scheduling model for the ‘23-26 season yesterday featuring “three primary opponents a school faces every year and rotating five additional teams every two years.” The 3-5-5 approach will “eliminate the conference’s split into Atlantic and Coastal divisions” and thus “end the long gaps that came from playing cross division foes” (Raleigh NEWS & OBSERVER, 6/29).

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