This year’s games will all take place at the U.S. Cellular Center in downtown Asheville. Ticket prices range from $20 for a single game tickets to $120 for a full tournament book. A variety of VIP packages are also available. Grab yours now before they’re gone!
Asheville fills with friends, family, and fans of the annual SoCon Basketball Tournament every year. The whole area gets in on the excitement. A variety of Asheville businesses offer special discounts throughout the SoCon tourney. Zipline adventures, trolley tours, wine tours and tastings – you won’t believe all the savings.
SoCon Basketball time also sees the return of a host of special fan events based around the games.
Downtown Dribble & KidsFest – March 3rd, 9am to 11:30am
You haven’t seen anything until you’ve seen (and heard!) 500 or more kids dribbling basketballs from Pack Square to the the U.S. Cellular Center. The annual Downtown Dribble includes cheerleaders, bands, and team mascots.
SoCon Teddy Bear Toss – March 3rd, 12pm
Make a small donation to Mission Children’s Hospital and receive a stuffed teddy bear to throw on the court during the 2018 SoCon Teddy Bear Toss. All bears will be donated to patients at Mission Children’s Hospital.
Ingles JamFest – March 4th, 1:30pm to 3:45pm
Ingles JamFest is a tailgate party/concert held outside the U.S. Cellular Center between the end of the women’s championship game and prior to
the men’s semi-finals. Live music and local food and beverage vendors.
Hometown Heroes Day – March 5th, 9pm
The final day of the 2018 Southern Conference Basketball Tournament is set aside to honor the people and organizations we all owe so much to. Military, fire, police, emergency, medical, charities, government, and civil services all see the men’s championship game free.
We’ve barely scratched the surface of all the HOOPla that the 2018 Southern Conference Basketball Tournament will bring to Asheville. If you’d like to see some of it, be sure to get your tickets and lodging fast. As in NOW!
2018 Southern Conference Basketball Tournament
March 1 – March 5, 2018
US Cellular Center Arena – 87 Haywood Street
Tickets and information can be found online at www.soconsports.com.
Southern Conference Basketball Tournament Lodging
North Lodge on Oakland, our Asheville B&B, is just minutes from the US Cellular Center Arena and, as of this writing, we still have rooms available. But we wont for long! Our 1904, restored stone home has six comfortable bedrooms to choose from and all on a quiet residential street. Book your stay today at Northlodge On Oakland!