Known for its scenic beauty, arts, outdoor adventure, celebrated culinary and craft beer scene, Asheville has loads of family friendly activities, over 9,200 hotel rooms and event facilities suitable for sporting events of all stripes. Whether a lacrosse or soccer tournament, equestrian event or basketball, we’ve got the facilities and resources to make your event a smashing success.
Harrah's Cherokee Center
The Harrah's Cherokee Center is located in the heart of downtown Asheville. Venues include a 6,300-seat arena, 25,000 sq. ft. of exhibit space and a 2,400-seat auditorium, among other meeting spaces.
The John B. Lewis Soccer Complex is located on 155 acres and includes four turf soccer fields, two baseball fields, restrooms, support facilities and an extensive greenway system.
Buncombe County Sports Park
The Buncombe County Sports Park has seven soccer fields, a sand beach volleyball court, bocce ball courts, a disc golf course, concession areas, restrooms and great mountain views.
Aston Park Tennis Center
A few short blocks from downtown Asheville, this verdant park venue, the Aston Park Tennis Center, offers 12 lighted clay courts, considered some of the finest in the U.S.
Highest Peaks in the East & Third Oldest River
Surrounded by one million acres of forest and the highest peaks in the east, Asheville is heaven on earth for outdoor aficionados. With hundreds of miles of trail in national forests, Asheville is a mecca for mountain bikers, trail runners and hikers. Scenic mountain roadways also attract both professional and amateur road cyclists and events. The French Broad River, the world's third oldest river, offers canoeing, kayaking and paddle boarding within city limits.
“Asheville has proven to be a wonderful site for our championship basketball tournament. The civic ownership of the tournament, coupled with great restaurants, shopping and attractions makes Asheville a slam dunk for us.
John P. Iamarino
Commissioner Southern Conference
Sporting Event Planning Assistance
Our team of local experts can assist with site selection, planning details and connecting your event’s needs to the community. We know how to make your job look easy. Try us. You won’t be disappointed.