ASHEVILLE, N.C. – For the second straight year, UNC Asheville will be hosting the Charlotte Bobcats Training Camp from Oct. 1-Oct.8 at Kimmel Arena inside the Wilma M. Sherrill Center.


This year the Bobcats will play an exhibition game at the U.S. Cellular Center on Tuesday, Oct. 8 against the Atlanta Hawks at 7:30 p.m. The game will be televised regionally by Fox SportsSouth.


UNC Asheville students can get tickets to the game for just $12. To get the discounted tickets, students can come by the Kimmel Arena Box Office from 1:30-4:30 p.m. starting on Oct. 1.


UNC Asheville personnel, students and Bulldog season-ticket holders will get a discount to see these two exciting NBA teams play.


Faculty/staff, students, Bulldog Athletic Association members and OLLI members will be able to purchase tickets throughout the arena at a reduced rate including lower level sideline for $50 (savings of $15), lower level corner and end zone tickets for $25 (savings of $20) and upper level tickets for $10 (savings of $10). Cost of these tickets does not include processing fees. Here is the link to purchasing tickets.


Seven UNC Asheville students are going to get a chance of a lifetime to work with the Bobcats PR staff and FoxSportSouth during the exhibition game on Oct. 8.


All practices for the Bobcats will be closed to the public. However, just the fact that the Bobcats are here is providing a lot of excitement not just on campus but in Asheville and Buncombe Country. There will be a sizeable economic impact from the team as the team and its staff plus some of its boosters will be staying in the Asheville area.


UNC Asheville Director of Athletics Janet R. Cone is delighted to have the Bobcats on campus and in town.


“We are delighted to once again welcome the Charlotte Bobcats to the campus of UNC Asheville for their training camp in the Wilma M. Sherrill Center,” said UNC Asheville Director of Athletics Janet Cone. “We had a great experience hosting them last year and look forward to working with their new coach Steve Clifford and his staff in October.


“Our University has, once again, partnered with the city, county, sports commission, chamber of commerce, corporate partners, and the many passionate basketball fans in our region, to help position Western North Carolina as the premier showcase for all levels of basketball,” Cone added. “In addition, we look forward to welcoming the team, coaches, support staff and fans to our campus and the Greater Asheville area for a week of great sport and enjoyment; the Charlotte Bobcats and starting next season, Charlotte Hornets, will become yet another reason for people of all ages to consider Asheville a destination of choice for years to come.”


The Bobcats will be here again next year but under a new name as the franchise will become the Charlotte Hornets for the 2014-15 season.