ACC, Barclays Center finalize deal to host 2017, 2018 basketball tournaments

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Two weeks after discussions began, a deal has been finalized establishing Barclays Center as the site of the Atlantic Coast Conference men’s basketball tournament in 2017 and 2018, according to a USA Today report.Barclays Center, located in Brooklyn, N.Y., is expected to hold a press conference Wednesday to officially announce the deal.Four of the last five ACC tournaments have been held at Greensboro (N.C) Coliseum. It will again be the host venue in 2015, but the tournament will move to Washington, D.C.’s Verizon Center for 2016. With the addition of new members Syracuse, Pittsburgh and Notre Dame, the ACC had its eyes set on New York as a new location. Madison Square Garden already has a long-term deal with the Big East.The 2-year-old Barclays Center recently hosted the Atlantic 10 tournament, which will have to look elsewhere — possibly Washington or Pittsburgh, the report said — for the tournament’s venue in 2017 and 2018 before returning to Barclays Center in 2019–21. Comments AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Published on March 25, 2014 at 12:01 pm Contact Phil: [email protected] | @PhilDAbblast_img read more

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