As we welcome a new year in such a beautiful city, we also look forward to a full calendar of exciting sporting events.  The Asheville Buncombe Regional Sports Commission is delighted to work with a wide range of partners, sponsors, event promoters, wellness directors, & local agencies to recruit, manage, & produce world-class events for the residents & visitors of Asheville.  Take a look at some of our diverse events for this year, be sure to put them on your calendar, & join us for the fun!

March is a big month for us, as we welcome back the 2016 SoCon Basketball Championships to the US Cellular Center March 3-7, presented by General Shale.  The conference games have proven to be adrenaline-filled so far this season, so we anticipate some high-energy championship games right here, in Asheville, in just 5 weeks. Don't miss out on the excitement! To purchase tickets & for more information about lodging, events, & volunteering, click HERE.  

The ABRSC has partnered with the YMCA of WNC to expand the annual Kids Fest & Downtown Dribble for our local youth on Saturday, March 5 with diverse & fun activities for kids of all ages, with 600 basketballs on a first-come, first-serve basis. The festival begins at 9am, with an 11am dribble to the US Cellular Center for the noon game.

Additionally, the SoCon championship game on Monday, March 7 (9pm) will be preceded by a BBQ, Beer, & Basketball event on the concourse of the US Cellular Center, showcasing some of the area's best breweries & BBQ restaurants.  The event will take place from 5:30-7:45pm, with a limit of 500 tickets available.  Tickets for that event will be available at the US Cellular Center box office.  More information will be released as we get closer to SoCon weekend!

The 2016 Arby's SoCon Wrestling Championships will take place at the Kimmel Arena, on the campus of UNC-Asheville, Saturday, March 5.  To purchase tickets, & for more information click HERE.

For more information on how you can get involved as a volunteer for the 2016 SoCon Basketball & Wrestling Championships, please check our online sign-up HERE.

To become a community sponsor of SoCon, please contact Ben VanCamp at ben@ashevillesports.org