The NBA recently pulled the 2017 NBA All-Star Game out of Charlotte because of North Carolina’s anti-LGBT law, House Bill 2 (HB2). The NCAA followed suit by relocating its championship events out of North Carolina this academic year, including first- and second-round games of the 2017 NCAA men’s basketball tournament in Greensboro.
Adding to the cancellations is now the ACC, which will move its championship events from North Carolina, including the women’s basketball conference tournament.
The HB2 law requires people to use restrooms and locker rooms at schools and government buildings corresponding to the sex on their birth certificates.
From the Charlotte Observer:
The ACC is relocating the football championship from Charlotte, along with all other neutral-site championships for the 2016-17 year that were to be played in North Carolina.
WHAT’S LEAVING NORTH CAROLINA
▪ Women’s soccer, WakeMed Soccer Park, Cary, Nov. 4 and 6
▪ Football, Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, Dec. 3
▪ Women’s swimming & diving and men’s Diving, Greensboro Aquatic Center, Feb. 15-18
▪ Women’s basketball, Greensboro Coliseum, March 1-5
▪ Women’s golf, Sedgefield Country Club, Greensboro, April 21-23
▪ Men’s golf, Old North State Club, New London, April 21-23
▪ Men’s & women’s tennis, Cary Tennis Park, Cary, April 26-30
▪ Baseball, Durham Bulls Athletic Park, Durham, May 23-28