Updated: April 2019
A Truly Multi-Purpose Arena
Formerly known as the Asheville City Center Complex, its name was changed in 2012 to U.S. Cellular Center. This multi-purpose arena hosts concerts, meetings, trade shows, professional conferences and conventions, athletic competitions and artistic performances.
The U.S. Cellular Center
Originally built in 1974, the building was extensively renovated in 2010. Today, the U.S. Cellular Center consists of the main arena with a seating capacity of around 7,200 and a smaller 2,400-seat Thomas Wolfe Auditorium, which is used for mid-size music and entertainment events.
The Thomas Wolfe Auditorium
The Thomas Wolfe Auditorium is also home of the Asheville Symphony Orchestra. Although the orchestra was founded in 1960, it was only in 1977, when the orchestra became entirely professional. Daniel Meyer has been the music director and conductor of the Asheville Symphony Orchestra since 2004. He succeeded Robert Hart Baker, who had been its conductor since 1981.
Depending on the performances.
Box office: Monday to Friday: 10am to 5pm.
Ticket prices vary by event.
In parking garage. Event fee usually around $7 per vehicle.
Public bus stop: Haywood St at US Cellular Center.
Stop Gray Line Historic Trolley: Grove Arcade.
The U.S. Cellular Center offers limited wheelchair accessible and companion, and semi-ambulatory seating. Please contact the USCC Box Office at 828-259-5736 with questions. Please view accessible seating locations on the USCC seating charts. IMPORTANT NOTE: There is no elevator access for the balcony level of the Thomas Wolfe Auditorium. Patrons needing Wheelchair or Semi-Ambulatory seating, or those who are unable to take stairs, should purchase tickets for the lower level of the Auditorium.
Snacks and small dishes can be purchased before the event or during intermission.