The ACC tournament will play in the country’s capital and the media capital of the world in the coming years.
The league’s season-capping event will be held at Capital One Arena in Washington, D.C. and Barclays Center in New York in 2021 and 2022, respectively, the conference announced Thursday.
Those two spots will host after this year and next will be both be contested in North Carolina, first in Charlotte this season and then Greensboro in 2020.
“The next four years of the ACC Tournament will be played in locations that are tremendously meaningful to the ACC, our players, coaches, alumni and fans,” ACC commissioner John Swofford said in a statement. “All four cities offer first class venues and hospitality for our league, and we appreciate the continued partnership with each of these outstanding communities.”
The ACC has been to D.C. two previous times with the most recent coming in 2016 when North Carolina topped Virginia. Barclays hosted the event the last two seasons, with over 18,000 fans attending both the semifinals and finals of the tournament last year, a record for the Brooklyn venue.
While 11 ACC tournaments have been played in the state of North Carolina since 2000, the conference’s tournament will have played outside the Tar Heel state in five of seven years come 2022.