Greensboro gears up for ACC Tournament

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GREENSBORO, N.C.--The Greensboro Coliseum and surrounding businesses have been getting ready for the ACC Tournament for months.

The two-week tournament is expected to have a nearly $30 million economic impact on the city.

"Combined for the both tournaments, two weeks, over $27 million in economic impact.  It's certainly an important element since we're the largest engine in our community driving economic impact," explains Matt Brown, Director of the Greensboro Coliseum.

Restaurants and hotels around the city are also welcoming ACC teams and fans with open arms.

The Hampton Inn and Suites down the road from the Coliseum has been booked for months, mostly with out-of-town fans. The hotel has only been open for four months, but they're already feeling the pressure to perform.

"Being brand new--our sister properties that have been here for years just love the fact that the ACC tournament is back here this year. They are welcoming the higher numbers," said Karen Grissom, General Manager of the Hampton Inn and Suites.

Greensboro will host the Men's ACC Tournament for the next three years.

Tip-off for the women's first game is Thursday at 11 a.m.

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