From the fields to the courts, from indoors to outdoors, Asheville is the premier mountain destination for your next sporting event. Centrally located in the Southeast, with less than a 7-hour drive for 50% of the US population, plus quick access to an airport with dozens of direct flights, Asheville also offers plentiful lodging, dining options, family-friendly attractions and outdoor recreation, making for a seamless event filled with discovery and adventure.
TOP-NOTCH SPORTS FACILITIES · A HAPPENING DOWNTOWN · LOADS OF FAMILY FRIENDLY ACTIVITIES · A BOUNTY OF INDEPENDENT RESTAURANTS AND LOCAL BREWERS · CONVENIENT LOCATION · AMAZING SCENERY · MORE THAN 9,200 HOTEL ROOMS
Whether a lacrosse or soccer tournament, equestrian event or basketball, we’ve got the facilities and resources to make your event a smashing success.
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“Asheville rolls out the red carpet for student-athletes, coaches and fans. The basketball environment, restaurants, nightlife, shopping and attractions are exceptional and make the championships one of the best conference tournaments in the country."
- Michael Cross, Commissioner, Southern Conference