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Old 10-27-2021, 11:47 AM
 
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I wish them the best of luck at their new headquarters in Rock Hill, SC.
Yeah, I think you're onto something here... though it might be more like Gastonia since I know NC is important to the league.

But yeah, they're gone.
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Old 10-27-2021, 12:03 PM
 
Location: Greensboro, NC USA
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I wish them the best of luck at their new headquarters in Rock Hill, SC.
Clearly they like suburban locations and near golf courses. Rock Hill probably has some.
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Old 10-27-2021, 03:03 PM
 
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Yeah, I think you're onto something here... though it might be more like Gastonia since I know NC is important to the league.

But yeah, they're gone.
So they'll still be "stuffy and boring" but with more direct flights.
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Old 10-27-2021, 03:20 PM
 
Location: Greensboro, NC USA
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I the ACC commissioner is a big city guy. He's from Chicago and It probably has to do with a personal taste of living and working in a big city. Greensboro doesn't have enough action for him. So let's move a whole conference so he can be happy where he lives.
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Old 10-27-2021, 04:02 PM
 
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I the ACC commissioner is a big city guy. He's from Chicago and It probably has to do with a personal taste of living and working in a big city. Greensboro doesn't have enough action for him. So let's move a whole conference so he can be happy where he lives.
Nonsense. This has literally been in the works for years. I said several years ago that it would happen upon Swofford's retirement. And nobody had a clue who the commissioner would be.

This isn't one guy on an ego trip. It's the ACC making the best business decision for itself and one it should have made years ago.
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Old 10-27-2021, 06:06 PM
 
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Nonsense. This has literally been in the works for years. I said several years ago that it would happen upon Swofford's retirement. And nobody had a clue who the commissioner would be.

This isn't one guy on an ego trip. It's the ACC making the best business decision for itself and one it should have made years ago.

Not agreeing with this. You could argue Charlotte always had the stated advantages over Greensboro since the tournament's inception. That didn't stop it from growing and thriving. Uprooting almost 70 years just to go an hour down the road is a slap in the face.
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Old 10-28-2021, 07:38 AM
 
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The very likely pending move of the ACC Headquarters from Greensboro to Charlotte isn’t personal, it’s about money.

It’s about moving geographically closer to major corporate partners in a major corporate hub.

Namely, the very likely pending move is about moving geographically closer to the corporate leadership of the 3 megabanks (Bank of America, Truist and Wells Fargo) that have corporate and regional headquarters in Charlotte.

Like has been noted repeatedly, the ACC seriously mulled a move of its headquarters to Charlotte back in the 1990’s but was prevented from doing so by then-ACC Commissioner Swafford (a UNC grad/alum) because of a sense of tradition.

But like others have stated, with Swafford out of the picture, and with the conference now dominated by former Big East schools, it was basically a foregone conclusion that the ACC would be moving its headquarters to be closer to the mega-money corporate players in Charlotte.

It was not a matter of if, but how fast the ACC would move its headquarters to Charlotte after Swafford retired.

I know that it hurts to lose something that the community takes so much pride in. But in the current major college sports environment, having lucrative corporate partnerships is vitally important, and even more so with the deeply unfavorable television deal that past ACC leadership very much ill-advisedly locked the league into until 2036!???
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Old 10-28-2021, 10:19 AM
 
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Moving the headquarters to Charlotte is a lateral move at best. Maybe they'll be able to check off a few more boxes, but the ACC won't suddenly become a juggernaut because it moved an hour south. With its Tier 3 football, it'll still be a conference where its credibility hinges on the success of Big 4 basketball...not a town.
Here's the beauty for Greensboro though, maybe its leadership will wake up.
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Old 10-28-2021, 10:24 AM
 
Location: Greensboro, NC USA
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Moving the headquarters to Charlotte is a lateral move at best. Maybe they'll be able to check off a few more boxes, but the ACC won't suddenly become a juggernaut because it moved an hour south. With its Tier 3 football, it'll still be a conference where its credibility hinges on the success of Big 4 basketball...not a town.
Here's the beauty for Greensboro though, maybe its leadership will wake up.
It all boils down to Greensboro and Winston-Salem attracting high paying white collar jobs. Only then PTI will become an important airhub which will lead to other great things for the region. But you must admit the commissioner is saying behind closed doors that he wish he could get the hell out of Dodge. He's a Chicago guy and he's use to the big city. It would be like someone who has lived in Greensboro all their life and suddenly they are living in Tyro, NC.
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Old 10-28-2021, 10:44 AM
 
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The very likely pending move of the ACC Headquarters from Greensboro to Charlotte isn’t personal, it’s about money.

It’s about moving geographically closer to major corporate partners in a major corporate hub.

Namely, the very likely pending move is about moving geographically closer to the corporate leadership of the 3 megabanks (Bank of America, Truist and Wells Fargo) that have corporate and regional headquarters in Charlotte.

Like has been noted repeatedly, the ACC seriously mulled a move of its headquarters to Charlotte back in the 1990’s but was prevented from doing so by then-ACC Commissioner Swafford (a UNC grad/alum) because of a sense of tradition.

But like others have stated, with Swafford out of the picture, and with the conference now dominated by former Big East schools, it was basically a foregone conclusion that the ACC would be moving its headquarters to be closer to the mega-money corporate players in Charlotte.

It was not a matter of if, but how fast the ACC would move its headquarters to Charlotte after Swafford retired.

I know that it hurts to lose something that the community takes so much pride in. But in the current major college sports environment, having lucrative corporate partnerships is vitally important, and even more so with the deeply unfavorable television deal that past ACC leadership very much ill-advisedly locked the league into until 2036!???
Thanks for adding a balanced, logical, and informed post. My sentiments exactly.
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