UVa-Tennessee Women's Basketball Game Moves to 4 p.m. Start
Charlottesville, VA – The women’s basketball game between No. 12 Virginia and No. 6 Tennessee has been rescheduled for a 4 p.m. start on Sunday, Nov. 22. The game was originally slated to start at 2 p.m. The time change was made to avoid a conflict with the UVa men’s soccer team’s second-round NCAA match that begins at 1 p.m. at Klöckner Stadium. As the number-two seed in the tournament, the Cavaliers received an opening-round bye and will meet the winner of a first-round match between Princeton and Bucknell.
“We apologize in advance to everyone who has already purchased tickets to the women’s basketball game for the change in the start time,” said Jon Oliver, executive associate director of athletics. “We anticipate large crowds at both events and we believe it’s important to create some separation between the start times in order to minimize traffic and parking problems. Based on the postseason process we ultimately decided that it would be difficult to move the start time for the soccer match to an evening time slot. We appreciate the Tennessee women’s basketball program working with us regarding this matter and we hope that the fans will come out and watch two great games on Sunday.”
Virginia is attempting to set an all-time attendance record at Sunday’s women’s basketball game and more than 7,700 tickets have been purchased. The current attendance record of 11,174 was set in 1986 vs. North Carolina.
In an effort to help set the new attendance mark, the same promotion that was used 22 years ago is in place for Sunday’s game against the Lady Vols – Hot Dog Day. Every fan in attendance will receive a coupon for a free Gwaltney hot dog and a 12-ounce Pepsi. These coupons may be redeemed at concessions stands throughout the arena at any time during the game.
“There won’t be a need for fans to come into the building and rush to the concession stands,” Oliver said. “We’ll have enough hot dogs and Pepsi to accommodate a packed house so fans can enjoy the game and take advantage of this offer at their convenience.”
Fans are encouraged to purchase tickets in advance for both the women’s basketball and men’s soccer games. For the NCAA men’s soccer game, reserved seat tickets are $9 and general admission tickets $7. General admission tickets are $5 for youth 18 and under as well as students of the participating schools with valid ID. Reserved seat tickets for the women’s basketball game against Tennessee are sold out. General admission tickets are $7, $5 for youth, seniors and UVa faculty and staff. UVa students with a valid ID are admitted free of charge.
Tickets can be purchased online at VirginiaSports.com, by phone at (800) 542-UVA1, at the John Paul Jones Arena box office (10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Monday through Friday) and at the Virginia Athletics Ticket Office (9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday through Friday).
Free parking is available for both games in the University Hall and John Paul Jones Arena parking lots on a first-come, first-served basis. Additional free parking is available in the McCue Center parking lot adjacent to Massie Road, the Emmet / Ivy Garage and at The Park. A shuttle will run from The Park to accommodate fans parking in this area. The shuttle is wheelchair accessible. Additional parking is available at the Central Grounds Parking Garage, however, hourly fees apply.