North Carolina People, Places, and Things-September 15
I am the dad to five adult children. As they were growing up I attempted to remind them they were special and to implore them to learn something new. My goal was to do that daily.
In 2016 my goal is to learn something new daily on the people, places, and things that make North Carolina special. Everyday this year I am doing a post on what I have learned new.
On Monday September 12, 2016 the NCAA announced that the relocation of seven previously awarded championship events — including NCAA men’s basketball tournament games in Greensboro — from the state of North Carolina during the 2016-17 academic year as a result of the state’s controversial House Bill 2.
No city in the state was impacted more by this than Cary, NC. Officials say the town will lose more than $2 million and an estimated 5,300 hotel room nights after the NCAA decided to relocate four championships from Cary because of House Bill 2.
In 2008, the NCAA selected Cary to serve as one of the inaugural members in its “NCAA Championship City” pilot program that featured multiple host opportunities of NCAA Division I, II and III men’s and women’s championships through the end of 2012.
Prior to the NCAA Championship City program, several NCAA Championships were held in Cary.
- 2003 Division I Women’s College Cup
- 2004 Division I Women’s College Cup
- 2005 Division I Men’s College Cup
- 2006 Division I Women’s College Cup
- 2007 Division I Men’s College Cup
- 2008 Division I Women’s College Cup
On December 11, 2013, the NCAA announced host sites for 82 of its 89 Championships through 2017-2018. Cary was selected as the host site for the following NCAA Championships:
- 2014 Men’s College Cup – December
- 2015 Women’s College Cup – December 2015
- 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 & 2018 Division II Baseball Championship – May
- 2017 Division III Men’s and Women’s Tennis Championships – May
In January the NCAA announced that Cary WakeMed Soccer park would host the Division I College Cup for Women’s Soccer in December 2016 that is now going to be moved.
The Division II Baseball and Division III M&W Tennis Championships will not be coming to Cary in 2017 either.