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Beyond the Scoreboard: SoCon tournament basketball tickets on sale

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One of WNC's most popular sporting events returns to Asheville early next year for the 20th time.

Tickets are on sale for the 2019 Ingles Southern Conference Basketball Tournament, set for March 7-11 at U.S. Cellular Center.

Tickets can be purchased in a variety of ways, all listed below.

A total of 16 games (nine men, seven women) will be contested by 18 teams over five days, with the winners advancing to the NCAA tournament.

Defending champions are the Mercer women and UNC Greensboro men.

After a successful run in Asheville from 1984-1995, the tournament returned to the city in 2012. This will mark the seventh straight year the event has been held at U.S. Cellular Center since returning.

No city has hosted the tournament more than Asheville.

Ticket offerings for all games include a courtside package ($800 for two), VIP package ($250 each) and general admission ($120).

Single session general admission tickets are $20 each and tickets for youth (ages 6-12) and students of SoCon schools are $10 per session.

Group sales for 10 or more people per session are available for $15 each.

Below are all the ticket choices and how to purchase them:


Courtside Package (All Sessions - $800)
Contact Madison Davis at 828-734-2433 or email madison@ashevillesports.orgThis courtside VIP experience allows you to be part of the action. This package includes 2 Premium Courtside seats, 2 VIP passes, and a parking space in the exhibition level of the USCC for every session. There are a limited number of seats available.

VIP All-Session Package (All Sessions - $250)
Call the box office at 828-259-5736 or email Laura Weston, a reserved seat close the action and VIP Hospitality access. VIP Hospitality will open one hour prior to each session and will include pre-game meals and complimentary beer and wine.

General Admission Tournament Book - $120
Available through Ticketmaster or the U.S. Cellular Center Box Office (828-259-5736)

General Admission Single Session - $20
Available through Ticketmaster or the U.S. Cellular Center Box Office (828-259-5736)

Youth (6-12)/SoCon Student Single Session - $10 (kids 5 and under get in free)
Available at U.S. Cellular Center Box Office (828-259-5736)

Single Session Group Rate (10 or more tickets to a single session) - $15 per ticket
Contact Andrew Lawrence at 919-418-6545 or email