Basketball fans unite! This spring, there’s no better place for a basketball fan to be than Nashville, Tennessee. That’s right—this year’s SEC Basketball Tournament will be held in Music City, U.S.A.! Fans of the sport will pack the iconic Bridgestone Arena for what is widely touted as the season’s most anticipated tournament. Below, we’ve compiled everything you need to know about Nashville’s big game. Don’t forget to claim your complimentary Nashville Travel Guide for more tips about upcoming events, bars, restaurants, and more!
Your Guide to the SEC Basketball Tournament in Nashville
This Year’s Tournament
Between March 13 and 17, the 2019 SEC men’s basketball tournament will take the Bridgestone Arena by storm. If seeing some of the country’s best teams compete for victory sounds like a dream come true, you’ll want to be here for this tournament! Who will be this year’s champion? Witnessing every slam dunk in person is far superior to watching it on a screen at your local sports bar, so grab some friends and plan your trip to Nashville!
Nashville for Sports Fans: How to Make the Most of Your Trip
The SEC tournament is just the beginning of what Nashville offers sports lovers. Music City is also home to top-tier hockey and football teams. There’s even a roller derby team here! No matter what sport you follow, you’ll discover countless ways to enjoy your time in Nashville. Here are some of the attractions to keep on your radar if you’re seeking a sports-filled getaway!
Catch a Tennessee Titans Game
Ask anyone: Nashville is a football town! It’s probably pretty easy to tell—you’ll see orange Ts plastered on nearly every surface here—that the Tennessee Titans have a dedicated base of fans in Music City. If you happen to be in town during football season (August through January), be sure to attend a Tennessee Titans home game at Nissan Stadium!
Take Your Spirit to the Ice and Cheer on the Predators!
Second to Nashville’s football fandom is its hockey obsession! The Nashville Predators are a big part of Music City culture. If you truly want to live like a local sports fan when in town, make a point to attend one of these iconic games. For an extra dose of fun, be sure to come when the team hosts a theme night. For example, the Preds’ Pride Night takes place every February and includes discounted game tickets, a pre-game reception, and a t-shirt giveaway. These games are not only tons of fun, but also one of Nashville’s most gay-friendly things to do.
How to Score the Best Nashville Lodging
After cheering on your favorite team in the SEC basketball tournament, come back to the comfort and luxury of a Playlist Properties vacation rental! You and your entire crew will love sharing a spacious, bright, and ultra-chic condo in the heart of Nashville. Simply view our properties, choose the spot that speaks to you (our downtown Nashville condos are super close to the Bridgestone Arena), and book your stay! When you arrive, you’ll be able to enjoy premium amenities like kitchen essentials, luxe spa toiletries, and plush linens. Don’t settle for a cold and impersonal hotel room. Instead, experience Nashville through the eyes of a local from your own private vacation rental!