ECAC Celebrates Grand Opening

ECAC Celebrates Grand Opening

In the spring of 2014, the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Board of Directors made a strategic decision to relocate its headquarters. For the first time in more than 40 years, the ECAC was looking for a new home.

After looking at several possible properties, Danbury, Connecticut in Southern New England, and the Matrix Corporate Center emerged as the ideal location.

The new location strategically positions the ECAC headquarters and its staff in a centralized location. Equipped with a strong technology infrastructure, easy access to major highways, airports, and hotels, and ample space for conference meetings, as well as a venue for awards dinners and other special events, the new offices will help better serve ECAC member institutions.

On Thursday, August 21st, the ECAC held its grand opening at the Matrix Corporate Center to signify a new beginning in its storied history. More than 160 member administrators, commissioners, coaches, officials, corporate partners, and friends attended the celebration and ribbon cutting ceremony.

“We’d like to thank everyone for joining us on this special occasion,” said ECAC Commissioner Dr. Kevin T. McGinniss. “So many came from near and far, which is a testament to not only the rich tradition of the ECAC, but also such a promising future for the organization. We are thrilled to be at the Matrix Corporate Center and we look forward to another exciting year in 2014-15.”

About the ECAC

In the 76 years since its inception, the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) has emerged as the nation's largest Conference. The ECAC has grown considerably from its charter membership of 58, currently boasting over 300 member schools in Divisions I, II and III, ranging in location from Maine to South Carolina, and westerly to Missouri.  In the 2014-15 academic year, the ECAC will host nearly 100 championships in 37 men's and women's sports as the sponsors of over 5,800 varsity teams and 111,000 male and female athletes. For more information, visit