Asheville’s SoCon returns, bringing college hoops excitement, Downtown Dribble and more

The Southern Conference Basketball Championships comes to Asheville’s U.S. Cellular Center March 1-5. All weekend, men’s and women’s college teams from the Southeast will battle it out for the championship title. The SoCon, as it is called, is an exciting event for local fans as well as out-of-towners who visit Asheville [...]

Time lapse video: Asheville Fed Cup court build

The 2018 Fed Cup brings international professional tennis competition to the ExploreAsheville.com Arena in Asheville’s U.S. Cellular Center on Feb. 10-11 for the USA vs. Netherlands World Group First Round. Here’s a look at what went into building the court earlier this week.     Fed Cup information Insider guide to traffic/parking for Asheville’s first Fed [...]

Insider guide to traffic/parking for Asheville’s first Fed Cup

  The 2018 Fed Cup brings international professional tennis competition comes to the ExploreAsheville.com Arena in Asheville’s U.S. Cellular Center on Feb. 10-11 for the USA vs. Netherlands World Group First Round.   Former world No. 1 and 23-time Grand Slam champion Serena Williams, fellow former world No. 1 and seven-time Grand Slam champion Venus [...]

Asheville Fed Cup update: Public viewing opportunities and kid tennis clinics

  Asheville’s first-ever Fed Cup is almost here! Fed Cup will be played at the U.S. Cellular Center in Asheville, Feb. 10-11, on an indoor hard court. This is the first time that Asheville is hosting Fed Cup. Play begins on both Feb. 10 and Feb. 11 at 12:30 p.m. Team USA is set! It includes Venus and [...]

Wednesday Asheville snow updates: Icy streets, parking garages free and more

Hazardous weather persists in the Asheville area. Many streets are still snow and ice covered and may re-freeze tonight.  Motorists advised to use extreme caution when traveling. Winter weather advisory conditions for tonight call for for black ice and severe wind chills.  Frostbite on exposed skin can occur within 30 minutes.   With 3 inches  of snow and [...]

Asheville City offices to close for MLK Jr. Day, ART buses will run on holiday schedule

  Asheville City government offices will be closed Jan. 15 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Here is a look at City services affected and a special event downtown that day.   Trash and recycling Though City offices will be closed, Sanitation Services will run on schedule. Residential trash and recycling will be collected as normal on Jan. [...]

Asheville chosen as site for U.S. Tennis Association 2018 first round Fed Cup

In a Nov. 14 press conference at the U.S. Cellular Center, the U.S. Tennis Association just announced that Asheville has been chosen as site for U.S. Tennis Association 2018 first round Fed Cup Feb. 10-11. Tickets for U.S. Tennis Association 2018 first round Fed Cup in Asheville go on sale to the general public this Friday, Nov. 17.   The [...]

Asheville’s U.S. Cellular Center offers new and improved menu

ASHEVILLE — The U.S. Cellular Center is announcing a new and expanded menu for concessions selections at upcoming events to be held at the facility.   Fresh philosophy The U.S. Cellular Center is saying goodbye to pre-wrapped items that emerge from a warming drawer wrapped in a wad of foil.  Starting September 16 at our first event and [...]

U.S. Cellular Center issues open call for volunteer concession groups

Asheville’s U.S. Cellular Center is currently accepting applications from qualified volunteer groups to assist in the concessions operations when needed at the U.S. Cellular Center.   Recruitment process Applications must be submitted via email to Brian Candler, Food & Beverage Manager at bcandler@ashevillenc.gov or dropped off at the U.S. Cellular Center box office between the hours of [...]

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U.S. Cellular Center/Thomas Wolfe Auditorium hosts 10 days of sold-out events

Beginning last week with a sold out Nick Cave concert in historic Thomas Wolfe Auditorium, Asheville’s U.S. Cellular Center took center stage this past weekend with high school graduations in the ExploreAsheville Arena. Attendance was estimated to be 18,000 people for five Buncombe County High Schools over three days that started June 9. In addition, the [...]

City of Asheville offices closed for Memorial Day, ART buses to run on holiday schedule

Asheville City government offices will be closed Monday, May 29, in observance of the Memorial Day holiday. Though City offices will be closed, Sanitation Services will run on schedule. Trash and recycling will be collected as normal on May 29.   ART bus service The City of Asheville ART service routes and facilities will operate on a reduced holiday [...]

Asheville’s SoCon fun includes Downtown Dribble and JamFest

The thrum of basketballs drumming down Asheville’s streets and inside the U.S. Cellular Center will serve as the City’s theme song this week. From March 2-6, the U.S. Cellular Center’s ExploreAsheville.com Arena will serve as the hive for SoCon hoops championship games between men’s and women’s college basketball teams in the Southern [...]

City of Asheville to hold hiring fair; dozens of jobs available

  The City of Asheville will hold a hiring fair for an estimated 60 positions from 2 to 7 p.m. Jan. 11. Come to the U.S. Cellular Center, 87 Haywood St., to learn about these positions and how to apply. The openings are primarily for jobs at the U.S. Cellular Center and Public Works Department. Openings include: U.S. [...]

Asheville’s U.S. Cellular Center to hold hiring fair

Asheville’s U.S. Cellular Center (USCC) is hiring part-time, temporary/seasonal staff in multiple positions and will hold a hiring fair Aug. 30. The USCC is owned and operated by the City of Asheville, and provides a fast-paced, engaging environment perfect for experienced workers, as well as those just beginning in the field. Flexible hours, several entry level [...]

City of Asheville offices to close Friday, March 25

City of Asheville government offices will be closed Friday, March 25, as part of spring break. City of Asheville Parks and Recreation Department recreation centers will be closed except for the Montford Recreation Center, which will be open for Fun Day Out. The following recreation facilities will be open: City parks, the Riverside Cemetery, Asheville Golf [...]

Get ready: Here comes the SoCon Downtown Dribble

Dozens of children will dribble basketballs through downtown Asheville streets Saturday in an event called the Southern Conference Downtown Dribble. And yes, there will be street closures, so check out the map below and plan ahead. According to the SoCon website: “The Southern Conference, Asheville Buncombe Regional Sports Commission and the YMCA of Western North Carolina will be [...]

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