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ACC HQ search continues with Charlotte visit on agenda

CHARLOTTE — The Atlantic Coast Conference’s site-selection team is expected to make a second visit to Charlotte next week and a decision on its headquarters could come within a month, according to sources with knowledge of the search process.

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Charlotte is believed to be the front runner to land the ACC. The conference has been based in Greensboro since its start in 1953.

The 15-member ACC includes four N.C. schools: Duke University, N.C. State, UNC Chapel Hill, and Wake Forest University.

In October, the ACC disclosed the conference, after a review by national real estate consultant Newmark Group Inc., had decided to consider cities beyond Greensboro for its headquarters office. A vote by the 15-member board that runs the ACC, made up of each school’s president, will determine where the league goes.

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A source with knowledge of the process said the ACC was in Charlotte after the holidays as part of its ongoing review of possible locations.

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