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Dec. 2, 2006

CHARLOTTESVILLE – The doors to the John Paul Jones Arena will open 90 minutes before tip-off for Virginia men’s and women’s basketball games beginning with the men’s team’s game with North Carolina State on Sunday (Dec. 3). The doors to the arena will open at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday with the game scheduled to begin at 3:30 p.m.

Previously the doors to the arena opened one hour before tip-off.

The change in policy provides fans interested in arriving earlier more time to familiarize themselves with the arena, visit the various concession stands throughout the facility and visit the Cavalier Team Shop in the main lobby before settling in their seats for pregame activities. It also provides additional time for fans to walk through the Wally Walker Virginia Basketball Hall of Fame, located in the lower concourse opposite the main lobby, when it’s completed in the near future.

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