Asheville's Southern Conference Basketball Tournament & Downtown Dribble for the Kids (Free Basketballs & T-Shirts, too!)


It's another wonderful weekend to be in Asheville. It's all about basketball this weekend as the Southern Conference Basketball Tournament returns to Asheville this Friday, March 7 through Monday, March 10. Take the opportunity to watch your favorite SoCon team on the court and immerse yourself in the beauty of our city, as Asheville plays host to the big event. We look forward to an amazing experience for the athletes, faculty, students, parents, alumni, fansand you.
 Southern Conference Basketball Tournament 2014 in Asheville
Southern Conference Basketball Tournament Schedule, Tickets & Venues
Men's and women's games are played at the ExploreAsheville.com Arena and the Kimmel Arena on the UNCA campus. The general admission price for all sessions is $90, single session tickets are $18 ($22 Sunday-Monday), student tickets with valid ID are $14 ($17 Sunday-Monday), and group tickets are $11 ($13 Sunday-Monday). SoCon VIP ticket options are also available.
 
Asheville's Downtown Dribble (for Kids Ages 5-12)
In association with the Southern Conference Basketball Tournament, the Asheville Downtown Dribble takes place this Saturday, March 8 at Pack Square in downtown. This dribble parade gives kids ages 5-12 the chance to show their skills as they dribble from the Vance Monument to the U.S. Cellular Center.
 
The Downtown Dribble is free, but participants must register at Pack Square beginning at 9:45a.m. The parade begins at 10:45a.m. Downtown Dribble participants can also attend Saturday's noon session at either the U.S. Cellular Center or Kimmel Arena free of charge. The kids also get to take home a free basketball and free t-shirt!
 
Discounted Biltmore Estate Admission & More with the SoCon Event
During the SoCon Tournament weekend, take advantage of discounted admission tickets to the grand and historic Biltmore Estate, as well as all-day access to the gardens, Antler Hill Village, and the winery. There's free parking, too. For more details, click here.
 
Where to Stay in Asheville
Pack Square Park in downtown Asheville
It's going to be a busy weekend, so staying close to all of the Southern Conference Basketball action is a must. Stay right in downtown Asheville and be close and  convenient to all that the city and this weekend's events have to offer.
 
Book your accommodations now, as they're filling up quickly. Vacation rentals are the only way to travel. They offer the vacation amenities you desire combined with the comforts of home that you expect during your stay in Asheville.
 
Are you planning on going to any of the SoCon tournament games this weekend? If so, let us know. We always love hearing from our readers. And kids, practice up on those dribbling skills so you're ready for this weekend's parade. See you there!


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