Family Friendly Fun at the 2017 Sun Belt Conference

Disclosure:: This post is sponsored by the Sun Belt Conference.  

Family Friendly Fun at the 2017 Sun Belt Conference

 History of the Sun Belt Conference

Sun Belt Conference Basketball Championship New Orleans

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.

This year the Sun Belt Conference will be held Tuesday, March 7th through Sunday, March 12th. 

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 11th}

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, to register for the Saturday, March 11th Dribble Drive

Service Hours for High School Students

The Sun Belt Conference is a non-profit organization (501c3), and is looking for high school students in need of service hours to work the Sun Belt Sports Fest on Saturday, March 11.  You will receive six hours for working the entire event.  The event, including set up and takedown, begins at 7:30 AM and ends at 1:30 PM.

Opportunity to Be Part of The Games

Each game, two ball kids (boys or schools) are needed to work each game.  Ball kids must be 10 years or older, must arrive on-site 45 minutes prior to game time, and must wear Sun Belt provided t-shirt.

Do we have your interest? Are you ready to check out all of the family friendly fun that the Sun Belt Conference has to offer? Visit them on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or their website to learn more!



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