Asheville wanting to develop ‘bubble’ at arena to host college basketball, other sports amid pandemic – FOX Carolina

3September 2020

ASHEVILLE, NC (FOX Carolina)– The Asheville Regional Sports Commission said Thursday they remain in talks with a number of college sports conferences about methods to securely host sporting events at Harrah’s Cherokee Center Asheville.

A representative stated a principle based upon the NBA’s “bubble” is being gone over, with Asheville wanting to

possibly created a safe atmosphere to host men’s or females’s basketball.

Below is the official declaration from Demp Bradford with the Asheville Buncombe Regional Sports Commission:

Asheville has a rich custom of hosting exciting college basketball. Asheville has been the host of 21 Southern Conference Basketball Tournaments because 1983 and we anticipate a long relationship with them. Since the pandemic begun, the Asheville Buncombe Regional Sports Commission and the Harrah’s Cherokee Center Asheville have actually been looking at all of the methods to safely host all of our sporting events from college basketball to gymnastics to fumbling. In addition, we have been working with UNC Asheville to take a look at chances to create a bubble in Asheville utilizing the Harrah’s Cherokee Center Asheville and Kimmel Arena. Asheville will always look to recruit quality sporting occasions to our community and in this time in a safe manner for all participants and our neighborhood.

FOX Carolina Sports Director Aaron Cheslock has actually reached out to the significant sports conferences for discuss any strategies that are taking shape.

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