ACC Tournament heading for New York home

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The Atlantic Coast Conference's historic end-of-season tournament could be set for a new home if sources are to be believed.

As reported by Sports Illustrated, those in charge of the conference are close to finalizing an agreement which will see the tournament take place in New York city, at the Barclays Center.

The Tournament, which is currently being played out this year at the Greensboro Coliseum, North Carolina, could move to the city as early as 2017.

North Carolina has been the most common venue for the tournament, hosting schools on 52 occasions since 1954, but many have seen a switch to NYC as almost inevitable as the league looks to increase it's presence and prominence as one of the nation's best.

The move to the home of the Brooklyn Nets is seen as a natural transition with the ACC having recently incorporated a number of northern schools such as Notre Dame and Syracuse whilst losing Maryland.

For those worried about the league forgetting it's North Carolina roots however, it appears they needn't worry. 

Sources predict future ACC tournaments will likely rotate between the Barclays Center and their more familiar home.

Some had predicted the conference tournament could end up at Madison Square Garden but with the Big East holding a water-tight contract with the venue running several years into the future, the Barclays Center appears the most obvious solution.

SI reported that Notre Dame and Syracuse in particular were keen on the move whilst a majority of organizers and coaches appreciated the increased media potential a New York tournament offers.

What do you think college basketball fans? It certainly sounds an exciting proposition.

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