The Men’s Atlantic Coast Conference Basketball Tournament will be played at the Greensboro Coliseum from Tuesday, March 10 through Saturday, March 14, which means this week is a good week for drivers to avoid the Coliseum area if at all possible.

Even if you are one of the lucky ones with tickets, you can avoid driving in the Coliseum area by taking a shuttle from Entry F of the Sheraton Greensboro at Four Seasons at 3121 Gate City Blvd. to the ACC Hall of Champions at the Greensboro Coliseum Complex. Round trip shuttle service costs $5 per person and the shuttles will run continuously:

Wednesday, March 11 from 11 a.m. to midnight

Thursday, March 12 from 11 a.m. to midnight

Friday, March 13 from 5:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.

Saturday, March 14 from 7 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.

Note there is no shuttle for the first day of the tournament on Tuesday, March 10.

For those who don’t have tickets, and don’t have to worry about shuttles and traffic, there are two free events in downtown Greensboro associated with the ACC tournament.

Downtown Greensboro Inc. (DGI) aka Downtown Tournament Town Inc. with Carolina Core is hosting two events to celebrate ACC Tournament week.

The ACC Tournament Town Downtown Watch Party on Thursday, March 12 from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. where people are invited to watch the ACC Tournament games live on the marquee for the Steven Tanger Center for the Performing Arts. Food and non-alcoholic beverages will be provided and there will be a cash bar. Seating is limited, so bringing your own chair is not a bad idea.

DGI and Carolina Core are also sponsoring the Downtown Tournament Town Street Festival Saturday, March 14 from noon to 9 p.m. on South Elm Street near the railroad tracks. The street festival features live music, food trucks, a beer garden and a children’s play area.