2017 Sun Belt Conference Men’s and Women’s Basketball Tournament Tuesday,
March 7 through Sunday, March 12
The Sun Belt Conference has been a fixture in the New Orleans sports scene since moving its headquarters to NOLA in 1991. Though it traces its roots back to 1976, the Sun Belt has always been a top-tier college sports conference highlighting the athletic programs of public universities across the southeast. The conference’s annual Men’s and Women’s Basketball Championships are annually played at Lakefront Arena every March and always promises to be a competitive and exciting affair as “March Madness” begins here in New Orleans!
The Sun Belt Conference is comprised of 12 members – Appalachian State, Little Rock, Arkansas State, Coastal Carolina, Georgia Southern, Georgia State, UL Lafayette, UL Monroe, South Alabama, UT Arlington, Texas State and Troy.
For more information on the Sun Belt Conference, visit www.sunbeltsports.org Ticket Pricing Session tickets are $15. Each session consists of two games, with the exception of the Championship Games on Sunday, March 12. Kid Tickets are $5 per session and include a hot dog and drink. Tickets can be purchased online at Ticketmaster or through the Lakefront Arena box office.
Sun Belt Sports Fest - Saturday, March 11 The Sun Belt Conference will be hosting a Sports Fest on the grounds of Lakefront Arena from 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM. The Sports Fest will include our annual Dribble Drive event at 11:00 AM, where children ages 3-12 receive a free t-shirt, free basketball, and two free tickets to the men’s semi-final games on Saturday, March 11. Children will dribble their basketballs from the grounds of Lakefront Arena to inside the Arena where games will take place. Pre-registration is recommended. Visit www.sunbeltsports.org/2017DribbleDrive, to register for the Dribble Drive