Friday, February 10, 2012

SoCon Tournament and Asheville Update

I meant to post this last week, but completely forgot.

The Asheville Citizen-Times recently ran an article detailng the progress of the renovations on the US Cellular Center (formerly the Asheville Civic Center). Apparently, everything is running on schedule and the $5 million dollars worth of improvements are going to be ready in time for next month's Southern Conference Tournament (March 2- March 5).

Also, it appears that ticket sales are going really well.

Powers said ticket sales are hard to measure at this point, but 5,300 of the expected 6,600 seats at U.S. Cellular Center are in circulation, which means they have been sold, are part of sponsorship or other packages or are being made available to each SoCon school.

“If I’m a local basketball fan and wanted to make sure I saw all the games, I would get a ticket now,” Powers said. “Some schools have already sold their allotment and are asking for more.”
Asheville is a great destination city that is really making an effort to own the SoCon Tournament. With the way UNCGhas been playing lately, I think it would be wise to get a huge Spartan group of fans there for every game. I'm sure if you give the UNCG ticket office a call (336-334-3250) they can hook you up or you can buy them online here. Also, has all the hotel info and some other deals for things to do around Asheville.