The ACC will continue to move forward with its plans to expand the league’s office beyond its long-time home city: Greensboro, North Carolina.
This process has been ongoing for some time now; ACC Commissioner Jim Phillips has discussed the possibility. Now, the conference is moving forward from phase one to phase two, which will “include the evaluation of interested cities via Newmark’s request for information process.”
Independent consultant Newmark has been leading the objective, data driven comparison and evaluation of the current conference office building and location for the recently completed phase one, which included extensive discussions with more than 100 conference office, league and City of Greensboro stakeholders. After receiving and discussing the findings from phase one, the ACC’s Board of Directors requested that Newmark begin the next phase, expanding their work to include other potential location.
The criteria for the next phase will be based on a variety of factors, according to a release from the ACC:
- Located in the Eastern time zone
- Population size, growth trends
- Diverse and growing population
- Proximity/access to a large airport
- Benefits to the ACC brand and league partners
- Financial considerations