The NCAA also announced Division I NCAA tournament sites through 2021-22 on Tuesday. Of those, 10 will be from Division I, five from Division II and eight from Division III. The tournament will also return Hartford for the first time in 1998. The men's West Regional will be played in San Francisco, which has not been a tournament site since 1960, while Fort Worth, Texas, which hasn't been a tournament site since 1970, will host 2022 first- and second-round games.
The women's golf championship will be in Greensboro through 2021. A women's NCAA regional will be held in 2021 at the Scarlet Course.
The announcement comes a day after the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) announced North Carolina had been selected to host 26 NCAA events between 2019 and 2022. The NCAA also announced the women's tournament will return to Greensboro in 2019.
Men's & Women's Tennis: The ACC Tennis Championships will return to Cary Tennis Park on April 25-29, 2018.
Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper signed a compromise bill March 30 after it was approved by the Republican-controlled legislature.
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"We value all of our partners in North Carolina and appreciate their support and cooperation", Swofford said in a statement. It will return to North Carolina in 2019 (Charlotte) and 2020 (Greensboro).
"Normally we would have started making decisions about site locations actually months ago", NCAA president Mark Emmert told reporters during the Final Four in Phoenix.
The men's basketball tournament, the league's signature event, was already slated for the second in a two-year stay in Brooklyn, New York next year. This year's All-Star Game, originally scheduled to be held in Charlotte, was moved to New Orleans. Those games were relocated to Greenville, South Carolina, which had been banned from hosting events for years before that was lifted following the removal of a Confederate flag from state capitol grounds in 2015.
NCAA officials said House Bill 142, a compromise bill to HB2, met "the minimal NCAA requirements".
HB2 ordered that people at a government-run facility must use bathrooms that correspond to the gender on their birth certificate.
After legislators scurried to repeal and replace House Bill 2, the NCAA said the "reluctantly voted" to allow consideration of championship bids in the Tar Heel state. However the moratorium against local nondiscrimination ordinances only lasts through 2020.