ACC Hall of Champions Debuts

by March 02, 2011

The Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) Hall of Champions debuted at the Greensboro Coliseum Complex in Greensboro, N.C. today. Below you’ll see comments from ACC Commissioner John Swofford and local representatives, along with a list of features that’ll be included at the hall:

“The opening of the ACC Hall of Champions is an exciting moment for the Atlantic Coast Conference,” said Swofford. “It’s extremely fitting that this tribute to our league is not only in Greensboro, where our conference was founded, but also a part of the Coliseum Complex where so much of our basketball history and tradition has taken place.”

The $2.3 million Hall of Champions measures 8,100-square-feet, with additional phases set to open in the future. The Hall of Champions will feature many exciting exhibits highlighting the history of the Atlantic Coast Conference, including:

Interactive Broadcast Exhibit that allows patrons to call the sports shots.  Visitors can review classic plays from the ACC’s 58-year sports history, receive pre-recorded commentary tips from broadcast icons like Jay Bilas, and have an opportunity to commentate plays themselves from behind a replicated professional sports broadcasting desk.

Interactive Trivia Exhibit challenges visitors to go head-to-head to prove their ACC sports trivia knowledge. Questions cover all twelve colleges in the ACC and results are announced on a state-of-the-art scoreboard.

World of the ACC” Multi-Media Exhibit is located in the Hall’s main entrance and features a four-foot, 360-degree, state-of-the-art video globe that will amaze and delight guests with a unique, multi-media display of conference highlights. The globe is nestled in a collegiate rotunda constructed of ACC school-themed columns, one column for each of the 12 schools in the conference, and flanked by exhibits dedicated to men’s and women’s basketball, football and current national champion teams.

Life-sized Mascots from all twelve colleges in the ACC are stationed throughout the Hall, where visitors can pose and be photographed with them.

Independent Kiosks for each of the 12 ACC schools showcases content and memorabilia provided directly from each school.

Visual Timeline of the 58-year history of the ACC, including athletic highlights, as well as social achievements such as integration and the introduction of women’s sports.

Overhead Banners highlighting national championships in all 25 ACC sports.