In this ever-changing world of COVID-19 restrictions – one mask, two masks, red masks, blue masks – it turns out the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) Men’s Basketball Tournament won’t be played without fans, after all.
Tickets for the ACC Men’s Basketball Tournament went on sale Thursday, March 4 at 10 a.m.
A limited number of all-session ticket books will be on the upper level. The books include tickets for all 14 games of the five-day tournament, which begins on Tuesday, March 9 and runs through Saturday, March 13.
The ACC men’s regular season is scheduled to end Saturday, March 6 and the tournament bracket will be announced Saturday evening after the final games are completed.
This will be the 28th time the ACC Men’s Basketball Tournament has been played at the Greensboro Coliseum.
The 2020 ACC Men’s Basketball Tournament was being played at the Greensboro Coliseum when, on Thursday, March 12, ACC Commissioner John Swofford went out on the court and announced that all games had been cancelled and Florida State was being declared the winner.
Earlier that day Swofford had done an interview on how the games would be played without fans, which is a good indication of how quickly everything was changing last March.
The 2021 ACC Men’s Basketball Tournament was originally scheduled to be played at the Capital One Arena in Washington, DC. However last November it was announced that, because of concerns about the COVID-19 pandemic, the tournament was being moved to the Greensboro Coliseum.
The Women’s ACC Basketball Tournament is currently being played at the Greensboro Coliseum, and moving the Men’s Basketball Tournament here puts both tournaments back to back at the same location.
Both tournaments are following all of the COVID-19 regulations. Face coverings are mandatory for every person age 5 and older and must be worn at all times except while actively eating or drinking.
All of the Men’s ACC Basketball Tournament games will be broadcast live on ESPN, ESPN2 or ACC Network.