Three Reasons Why Lubbock is a Slam Dunk for Basketball Tournaments
Finishing with a No. 6 ranking, the Texas Tech University men's basketball team made history after landing in the Elite Eight during March Madness. Needless to say, the Red Raiders and Lubbockites, alike, have a love for basketball; in fact, the "Hub City" hosts a multitude of basketball tournaments every year because of the abundance of venues, ease of transportation, group-friendly restaurants and affordable accommodations. Check out these tips on how to score a crowd-pleasing experience for your next basketball tournament.
A Variety of Basketball Venues
Lubbock is home to nine basketball court complexes, ranging from multi-court facilities to single-court options which can seat thousands of spectators. The Apex Event Center is one of those venues complete with four hardwood courts, four multipurpose courts, concessions, a pro shop and meeting rooms. Home Texas Tech's men and women basketball teams, the United Supermarkets Arena is another option for a tournament with seating for up to 15,000 spectators.
Here in the "Hub City," coaches, players, family and friends will find plenty of group-friendly restaurants to please even the pickiest of eaters. Local favorite Teddy Jack’s Hub City Grill boasts a menu full of creative half-pound burgers, pizzas and Tex-Mex eats, while Triple J Chophouse & Brew Co. is a local staple for chicken fried steak, nachos and chicken pot pie. For old-fashioned burgers, salads and even fried cheese sticks, opt for Spanky’s, a Lubbock institution since 1982. Need more options? We showcased a few other restaurants here: Six Group-Friendly Casual Spots for Your Next Event.
For family and friends, Lubbock has plenty of fun attractions to keep busy when it's not game time. The driving range at 4ORE! Golf offers a relaxing way for players to have some friendly competition along with some great food. Meanwhile, the 49 authentically-restored structures at the National Ranching Heritage Center and the diverse exhibits at the Museum of Texas Tech University offer plenty to see, along with shows at the Science Spectrum & Omni Theater.
The Lubbock Sports Team can help make your tournament a success! Contact us for a comprehensive proposal which includes bids from hotels and sporting facilities, as well as assistance with marketing needs.