Tuesday, March 19, 2019
halton arena

UNC Charlotte, in conjunction with the University of South Carolina, will host the first and second rounds of the NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament in Halton Arena:

  • Friday, March 22

          South Carolina vs. Belmont 1:45 p.m.

          Florida State vs. Bucknell 4 p.m.

  • Sunday, March 24

         Time to be determined after Friday’s games

The University of South Carolina, a top 16 seed in the women’s NCAA Tournament, requested UNC Charlotte to host this event on its behalf. The University agreed because of the opportunity to show off the campus to the fans of the competing schools as well as a national television audience.

It is likely the games will create some logistical challenges, especially on Friday. The University is working to mitigate the tournament’s effects on campus as much as possible.

More information about traffic, parking and tickets is available below.


Tickets are available for purchase through the NCAA or by calling the 49er Ticket Office at 704-687-4949.

Traffic and Parking

To accommodate the influx of expected visitors to campus, there will be changes in parking and traffic on both Friday, March 22, and Sunday, March 24. For more information, visit the PaTS NCAA page or this FAQ.

Light Rail

Light rail will be a good way to avoid traffic and parking congestion on game days.

All UNC Charlotte students ride the train fare-free with their 49er ID cards. Employees without a CATS all-access transit pass may purchase a round-trip fare at the kiosk at any train station or through the CATS mobile app. Niner Transit provides bus service to and from UNC Charlotte Main Station.

For more information on Niner Transit service during the basketball games, visit the PaTS NCAA page. For the latest on light rail service, visit @CATSridetransit on Twitter or the CATS website.

Details about the University of South Carolina’s women’s basketball team and the tournament are on the South Carolina's women's basketball website.