Although the ACC would prefer to have its basketball tournament sold out, having tickets on sale to the general public for the first time in 43 years could have some benefits.
Surely there are fans who aren’t members of an ACC school’s booster club who have wanted to attend the ACC Tournament for a long time. This will be a chance to welcome some of them to the conference’s greatest championship and grow the league’s fan base, particularly in
The tournament will be held in the Georgia Dome on March 12-15, and fans’ inability or unwillingness to travel during the recession has prevented schools’ booster clubs from selling out their ticket allotments.
Some ACC traditionalists probably will seize upon this as evidence that the tournament should never leave
The traditionalists have valid arguments against expansion. This isn’t one of them.
In 2001, the tournament was sensational at the Georgia Dome, setting conference tournament records for total attendance (182,525), per session attendance (36,505) and single session attendance (40,083).
Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski said the atmosphere reminded him of a Final Four. Duke and
Taking the tournament to
When they awarded this tournament to
Sure, the tournament would have had a better chance of being a sellout if it were held in a smaller arena in