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American Athletic Conference Unveils New Logo; League Offices To Stay In Providence
Published May 31, 2013
HOME IS WHERE THE HEART IS: In Providence, Kevin McNamara notes the league's office building on Park Row West has been sold for $13.2M, but the sale "does not effect plans to keep the league headquartered" in the city. Aresco: "We have no immediate plans to move. The building's sale has no impact on us. We have a lease in Providence. At this point we have a good and stable staff and will just continue to do our work" (PROVIDENCE JOURNAL, 5/31). ESPN.com's Andy Katz writes Aresco "pulled off a shrewd but intelligent move" when he made sure the AAC offices stayed in Providence. The majority of the staffers are "family people and didn't want to leave" the area. If the league office were to move, the staff "might be more apt to look elsewhere or be plucked away by the new Big East." But that "hasn't happened," and the AAC has the "same people running its operation." The league is "taking care of its business" (ESPN.com, 5/31).