ACC extends deals with North Carolina sites after law change

The previous year brought in $30.9 million.

In total, North Carolina is scheduled to host 23 NCAA championship events through 2022.

Men's and women's tennis and women's soccer will return to Cary for tournament play.

Columbus will play host to first and second round NCAA men's basketball tournament games in 2019 at Nationwide Arena.

The men's basketball tournament, the league's signature event, was already slated for the second in a two-year stay in Brooklyn, New York, next year.

The fourth championship, Division III women's ice hockey, does not select predetermined sites. The NCAA statement said a majority of the board "reluctantly voted" to allow for consideration of bids from North Carolina during current deliberations for sites running through 2022.

In the a year ago, the NCAA moved seven championship events out of North Carolina, including the opening weekend of the 2017 NCAA tournament.

Along with the March Madness dates returning to N.C., the NCAA also approved several dates in Cary, including the D-II World Series from 2019-22, men's soccer College Cup in 2019 and 2021 and women's soccer College Cup in 2018 and 2020.




Earlier this month, Democratic Governor Roy Cooper signed a compromise deal to repeal House Bill 2, the beleaguered law that blocked cities from enacting LGBT protections and prohibited transgender people from using the bathroom of their choice.

A detail of giant NCAA logo is seen outside of the stadium on the practice day prior to the NCAA Men's Final Four at the Georgia Dome on April 5, 2013 in Atlanta, Georgia.

Esseks was quoted in a new ACLU statement on Tuesday reiterating his disappointment with the NCAA's decision. "The NCAA also believes North Carolina has more work to do and we look forward to working with them". Following similar moves by the NCAA and National Basketball Association, the ACC had pulled the game from Charlotte in September over HB2, the recently-repealed state law that limited anti-discrimination protections for LGBT people. It will return to North Carolina in 2019 (Charlotte) and 2020 (Greensboro). Albany, which also will serve as a regional host site in 2018, will be hosting for the third time, while Greensboro will be hosting its fifth regional.

The first- and second-round men's basketball games in Greensboro, North Carolina, in 2020 will mark the first time since 2012 that tournament games will have been played in that venue.

According to the ACC's official website, the 2017 ACC Championship Game in football will take place at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte.

The most noteworthy loss was Greensboro being stripped of the 2017 subregional.

Lock Haven's West Branch Cross Country Course will host the NCAA Division II Men's and Women's Cross Country Championship in both 2019 and '21.

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