"It's a great place for a tournament," he said. "Where would you want to go to to a tournament for five days? Let's see: Greensboro, North Carolina, or New York City? Jeez. Let me think about that one and get back to you." --Jim Boeheim in 2011, one day after Syracuse joined the ACC.
For fans not associated with NC State, UNC and Duke, the ACC has earned a moniker as the Tobacco Road Conference because of the pereption that it purposely caters to the programs based in the state which houses its Greensboro headquarters. The site of the annual ACC Tournament in Greensboro only aids the perception. However, that may not be the case in a few more years. The ACC will remain headquartered in Greensboro, but the new look ACC/Big East hybrid will begin trekking to New York City for its conference tournament gathering.
In 2016, the tournament will first matriculate north to Washington, D.C, however, because Maryland is departing for the Big Ten, the nation's capital doesn't make as much geogrphical sense anymore. Madison Square Garden, which Boeheim probably considers a second home court is locked in with the new Big East until 2026, therefore the only option for the ACC until then will be Barclays Center in Brooklyn. 2017 is the year that the Atlantic 10's five year agreement with Barclays expires, but the ACC will have the New York City presence it's expanded base has sought. The ACC Tournament won't completely abandon Greensboro, however, after the two-year agreement through 2018 is struck, it is expected to alternate between Greensboro and Brooklyn.