The 2018 SEC College Basketball tournament will be played at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis, MO. Buy SEC basketball tickets or let us customize your travel package including hotel, flight, transportation and game tickets.
2018 SEC Basketball Tournament Travel Package
SEC Men’s Basketball Tournament
The site of the SEC Men’s Tournament has rotated through the years and has been played at the Georgia Dome, Louisiana Superdome, Rupp Arena, and most recently Bridgestone Arena. The event pits all 14 SEC teams against each other in a tournament with the highest seeded teams facing the lower ranked seeds. The most recent winner of the tournament of the SEC Tournament was the University of Kentucky who defeated Arkansas 82-65 in 2017.
The team that has the most SEC Tournament victories is the University of Kentucky who have won the tournament 30 times. Other recent tournament winners were the University of Florida in 2014 and the University of Mississippi in 2013.
Scottrade Center will host the SEC Basketball Tournament in 2018, meaning travelers will get to stay in downtown St. Louis during their tournament visit. When visiting Scottrade Center you are stepping into the home of the NHL’s St. Louis Blues and previous host arena for the Women’s Final Four and first two rounds of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament.
Scottrade Center holds over 19,150 attendants for basketball games and has many unique features. The arena has hosted numerous other events such as concerts and WWE wrestling matches. A notable feature of the arena is 1,075 ft LED ribbon display that runs along the arena, and a prominent center display that is compromised of over a dozen separate high definition displays that compose the larger video board.
What to do in St. Louis?
St. Louis, Missouri has many fun options for travelers that are staying in the area for the SEC Tournament. The Gateway City offers numerous venues to enjoy live music and local dining within walking distance to notable attractions.
St. Louis's residents take great pride in their professional sports franchises and have developed a culture built around their sports teams. The most beloved team in the city is the St. Louis Cardinals of the MLB. The Cardinals call Busch Stadium home, located right in the heart of downtown St. Louis. Busch Stadium, and the immediate surrounding area of the stadium, is known as the ballpark village. The ballpark village is home to numerous attractions including the Cardinals Hall of Fame and Museum, Cardinals Nation Restaurant, and a local brew houses.
When exploring the city, many choose to partake in St. Louis cuisine. Notable dishes in St. Louis include St. Louis-style pizza and St. Louis BBQ. The most famous dish in the city is St. Louis Ribs, considered one of the best BBQ dishes around the country. Local ribs are known for their rectangular shape and are directly grilled in a heavy marinade.
For travelers looking for something more unique, a visit to the Gateway Arch might be for you. The Gateway Arch is the stainless steel entryway into the western United States. The famous structure can be visited daily and features a tram system that takes you to the observation deck of the structure.