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GREENVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) - The SEC Women's Tournament is in full swing, and downtown Greenville is a busy place to be. Here's what you need to know if you're going downtown through the weekend. 

The tournament will be held March 6-10 at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena.

Below is the tournament schedule from the arena:

  • Wednesday, March 6
    FIRST ROUND - Session 1
    • Start time: 11:00 a.m.
    • Game 1 - Florida vs. Ole Miss       
    • Game 2 - Vanderbilt vs. Alabama
    • Special Promotion: School Day Game                            
  • Thursday, March 7
    SECOND ROUND - Session 2
    • Start time: 12:00 p.m.
    • Game 3 - LSU vs. Tennessee   
    • Game 4 - Missouri vs. Game 1 winner
    • Special Promotion: Seasoned Senior Day      
    • SECOND ROUND - Session 3
    • Start time: 6:00 p.m.
    • Game 5 - Arkansas vs. Georgia
    • Game 6 - Auburn vs. Game 2 winner   
    • Special Promotion: Health Care, Military & First Responders Appreciation Night                            
  • Friday, March 8
    • THIRD ROUND - Session 4
      • Start time: 12:00 p.m.
      • Game 7 - Mississippi State vs. Game 3 winner       
      • Game 8 - Kentucky vs. Game 4 winner
      • Special Promotion: YMCA Day       
      • THIRD ROUND - Session 5
        • Start time: 6:00 p.m.
        • Game 9 - South Carolina vs. Game 5 winner       
        • Game 10 - Texas A&M vs. Game 6 winner
        • Special Promotion: Girl Scout and YMCA Night                               
  • Saturday, March 9
    • SEMIFINALS - Session 6
      • Start time: 5:00 p.m.
      • Game 11 - Game 7 winner vs. Game 8 winner       
      • Game 12- Game 9 winner vs. Game 10 winner                          
  • Sunday, March 10
    • FINALS - Session 7
      Start time: 2:00 p.m.
      Game 13 - Game 11 winner vs. Game 12 winner

City officials said to the ease amount of vehicular traffic to the Bon Secours Wellness Arena, a free shuttle service will be offered from satellite parking at 20 Tower Drive (across from the Greenville Convention Center) to the arena during the days and times listed below:

  • Wednesday, March 6 - 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Thursday, March 7 - 10:30 a.m. – 12 a.m.
  • Friday, March 8 - 10:30 a.m. – 12 a.m.

Fans who would rather park near the Bon Secours Wellness Arena can purchase event parking at the City’s Church Street Garage at 320 North Church Street for $6 Wednesday through Sunday

Parking will also be available in other city garages at the regular daily rate, with the exception of the Liberty Square Garage. There will be no daily parking available in the Liberty Square Garage (65 Beattie Place) on weekdays, the city said.

Attendees can visit parking.greenvillesc.gov for a list of parking options and pricing.

The city said fans can also use Greenlink’s downtown trolley service to get to and from the tournament. The Heart of Main trolley will extend its usual route to service the Bon Secours Wellness Arena during the following times:

  • Thursday, March 7 - 6 p.m. - 11 p.m.
  • Friday, March 8 - 6 p.m. – 11 p.m.
  • Saturday, March 9 - 4 p.m. – 11 p.m.
  • Sunday, March 10 - 1 p.m. – 8 p.m.

The trolley route map is available at ridegreenlink.com.  

Greenville police officers will be providing traffic control on streets around the Bon Secours Wellness Arena and the city asks drivers to be on the lookout for officers and pedestrians around the arena.

Basketball fans should also note the Bon Secours Wellness Arena has a clear bag policy in place for entrance into the tournament. Bags that do not satisfy these guidelines will not be allowed inside the arena:

  • Clear plastic, vinyl or PVC bags that do not exceed 12” x 6” x 12”
  • One-gallon clear plastic freezer bags (Ziploc bag or similar)
  • Small clutch bags, no larger than 4.5” x 6.5” (with or without a handle or strap)

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