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Verizon Center to host ACC tournament in 2016

By Jeff Borzello | College Basketball Writer

The 2016 ACC tournament will be held at the Verizon Center in Washington D.C., league commissioner John Swofford announced on Wednesday.

The Verizon Center hasn't hosted the ACC tournament since 2005, with Greensboro and Atlanta being the primary cities the past five years. The Greensboro Coliseum is the scheduled host for this season and 2015.

“We are excited to bring the ACC tournament back to the nation's capital in 2016,” Swofford said in a statement. “Verizon Center is a tremendous showcase for our event, and the Washington D.C. area is an appealing tourist destination for our member institutions, as well as the alumni and fans of our teams. We received a lot of positive feedback after our 2005 tournament in Washington, and we look forward to duplicating that success in 2016.”

The Verizon Center is the home to the Washington Wizards, Washington Capitals, Washington Mytics and the Georgetown Hoyas.

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