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Making the Most of Your Virginia Basketball Experience

The Virginia men's and women's basketball teams host a combined 32 games at John Paul Jones Arena this season! Below you will find helpful information to prepare you for each game. Click here for John Paul Jones Arena facility information.

Virginia Men's Basketball Schedule            Virginia Women's Basketball Schedule

Doors open one and a half (1.5) hours prior to tipoff for all men's basketball home games and one (1) hour prior to all women's basketball home games. Please visit the Guest Services desk inside the main lobby of JPJ with any questions that might arise on game day.

Parking and Traffic Information

Men's Basketball Parking

Reserved lots at JPJ, McCue and University Hall open one and a half (1.5) hours before tipoff and must be vacated one (1) hour after the conclusion of the game.

Don't have a reserved parking pass? There are several options to choose from, including:

  • North Grounds and The Park Parking Lots - Free on a first-come, first-served basis as available. Shuttles run between the Park and John Paul Jones Arena starting one and a half (1.5) hours prior to tipoff.
  • Emmett/Ivy Garage - Cash parking on game day. A 10-minute walk to JPJ.
  • Central Grounds Garage - Hourly fees apply. A 15-minute walk to JPJ.

Important Maps and Traffic Flow Information

Women's Basketball Parking

The JPJ West parking lot and garage are reserved for women's basketball season ticket holders. Free parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis in the McCue, University Hall and Cage lots.

Important Maps and Traffic Flow Information

Stay Connected

The best way to stay connected to Virginia Basketball on game day is through the various official social media outlets.

Wahoo Central is the official social media hub of Virginia athletics. Make sure to use #GoHoos or #Wahoowa in your Tweets and Instagrams for a chance to see them on `Hoo Vision during the game! The best game day posts will also appear on the social media hub at VirginiaSports.com.

Concessions Information

There is a variety of food and beverages to choose from at John Paul Jones Arena from partners like Domino's Pizza, Ben & Jerry's, Two Guys Tacos, Pepsi and more.  Be sure to try the Virginia Burger or a customized hot dog at the 'Hoos on a Roll station, both outside section 305.  A variety of wraps and salads are available at the Good to Go stands outside sections 103, 113, 304 and 311.

For a complete list of concessions offerings, click here.

Cavalier Team Shop Merchandise Locations at John Paul Jones Arena

Cavalier Team Shop merchandise stands at John Paul Jones Arena can be found in the concourse outside sections 103, 113, 306, and 310. Each  location features official Nike gear including jerseys, sweatshirts, t-shirts, hats and more.

Halftime Entertainment

You won't want to miss some of the nation's best halftime act performances coming to JPJ during the 2016-17 season. You're sure to be entertained!

2016-17 Schedule (Entertainment subject to change.  More will be added soon!)
Date Game(s) Halftime Entertainment
Friday, Nov. 11 Women's Basketball vs. Middle Tennessee
Sunday, Nov. 13 Women's Basketball vs. Coppin State Charlottesville Salsa Club
Tuesday, Nov. 15 Men's Basketball vs. Saint Francis Brooklyn
Sunday, Nov. 20 Men's Basketball vs. Yale K9 Crew
Sunday, Nov. 20 Women's Basketball vs. Rutgers K9 Crew
Tuesday, Nov. 22 Men's Basketball vs. Grambling State Charlottesville Cardinals
Wednesday, Nov. 30 Men's Basketball vs. Ohio State
Saturday, Dec. 3 Men's Basketball vs. West Virginia Red Panda
Tuesday, Dec. 6 Men's Basketball vs. East Carolina Youth Basketball Scrimmage
Friday, Dec. 16 Women's Basketball vs. UIC Charlottesville Cardinals
Saturday, Dec. 17 Men's Basketball vs. Robert Morris Youth Basketball Scrimmage
Wednesday, Dec. 21 Women's Basketball vs. Maryland Eastern Shore Charlottesville Ballet
Wednesday, Dec. 28 Women's Basketball vs. UMBC Charlottesville Fire Scrimmage
Thursday, Dec. 29 Women's Basketball vs. Dayton
Saturday, Dec. 31 Men's Basketball vs. Florida State New Year's Eve Promotions
Thursday, Jan. 5 Women's Basketball vs. Louisville Matt Johnson
Tuesday, Jan. 19 Men's Basketball vs. Clemson
Sunday, Jan. 8 Men's Basketball vs. Wake Forest Sandou Russian Bar
Sunday, Jan. 15 Women's Basketball vs. Boston College Cale Elementary Hip Hop/Bucket Drummers
Saturday, Jan. 21 Men's Basketball vs. Georgia Tech Virginia529 Diaper Derby (pre-game)
Thursday, Jan. 26 Women's Basketball vs. Virginia Tech Jazzercise
Wednesday, Feb. 1 Men's Basketball vs. Virginia Tech IM-Rec 3-Point Championship (men)
Thursday, Feb. 2 Women's Basketball vs. Georgia Tech IM-Rec 3-Point Championship (women)
Sunday, Feb. 5 Women's Basketball vs. Duke National Girls & Women in Sport Celebration / Magic of JP Wilson
Monday, Feb. 6 Men's Basketball vs. Louisville Magic of JP Wilson
Sunday, Feb. 12 Women's Basketball vs. Wake Forest NOVA United Senior Women's Basketball Scrimmage
Wednesday, Feb. 15 Men's Basketball vs. Duke Dan Dunn Paint Jam
Thursday, Feb. 16 Women's Basketball vs. Florida State
Monday, Feb. 20 Men's Basketball vs. Miami
Sunday, Feb. 26 Women's Basketball vs. NC State Play4Kay Celebration
Monday, Feb. 27 Men's Basketball vs. North Carolina
Saturday, March 4 Men's Basketball vs. Pitt


Promotions

Your favorite in-game contests are back, in addition to a variety of new promotions from on the court and in the stands with our hosts Kelsey Summer and Cara Salpini.

Want to sit courtside?  Check @WahooCentral the week of the game for your chance to win the Hilldrup Move Up, courtesy of Hilldrup Moving & Storage!  Winners also get a $100 American Express card! Hilldrup: Destination - excellence.
Keep your eyes on Hoo Vision for the Domino's Sabre Scramble!  Domino's has been a proud supporter of Virginia Athletics for over 20 years.  Free kindness with every order!

If the Hoos win, you win!  After ever Virginia men's basketball home win, visit Charlottesville and Albemarle County locally-owned Domino's for a Buy One, Get One Free special! 

VIC Card Wave - get out those Harris Teeter VIC Cards!  The most enthusiastic (or creative) fan will win gift cards to Harris Teeter.

Express Lane Challenge - show off your skills in the lane! Two contestants will compete against each other, with the fan hitting the most shots from the paint taking home gift cards from Harris Teeter.

Grocery Game - UVA students, be sure to arrive early for men's basketball games for your chance to win a Harris Teeter gift card in everyone's favorite pricing challenge - the Harris Teeter Grocery Game!



It's raining t-shirts! Each game, Virginia spirit squad members will be tossing t-shirts your way and also shooting them into the crowd. Remember to look above as t-shirts will also be parachuted down from the rafters. 




Is trivia your thing?  Be on the lookout for the Stauer Quick Fire and Guess Hoo contests, which will test your knowledge of Virginia Basketball history as well as pop culture.  Contestants on the floor will compete not only against each other but also play for their entire row.


The Smile & Smooch Cam is back! Show off those pearly whites and be featured on `Hoo Vision.  Delta Dental is the nation's oldest and largest dental benefits provider.
Jefferson Coin Shop Shoot for the Coin!  One fan will have the opportunity to shoot for $10,000 at halftime of the Jefferson Coin Shop selected games!  Keep your eye out for the Jefferson Coin Shop Shoot for the Coin Challenge at the following men's basketball games:

Nov. 20 vs. Yale, Nov. 30 vs. Ohio State, Dec. 17 vs. Robert Morris, Feb. 1 vs. Virginia Tech, Feb. 6 vs. Louisville and March 4 vs. Pitt
The Cane's Challenge is back!  If the men's or women's basketball teams score 65 points or more at a designated Cane's Challenge game, you win!  Take your game ticket to the Charlottesville Raising Cane's by the close of business the next day and get a free Box Combo with the purchase of another Box Combo!

Cane's Challenge Games - Women's Basketball: Dec. 16 vs. UIC, Jan. 5 vs. Louisville, Jan. 15 vs. Boston College, Jan. 26 vs. Virginia Tech, Feb. 2 vs. Georgia Tech, Feb. 5 vs. Duke, Feb. 12 vs. Wake Forest

Cane's Challenge Games - Men's Basketball: Dec. 3 vs. West Virginia, Jan. 21 vs. Georgia Tech, Feb. 1 vs. Virginia Tech, Feb. 20 vs. Miami, Feb. 27 vs. North Carolina, March 4 vs. Pitt
At all men's basketball ACC games, 10 WINNER stickers will be on the Ben & Jerry's ad in the game day program.  If you find one in your program, take it to the Ben & Jerry's stand outside Section 310 to get a free Double Scoop of ice cream!

When there's a UVA dunk at a men's home basketball game, be one of the first five hundred (500) fans to show your ticket at either Charlottesville-area Qdoba location and receive free chips and queso with the purchase of a signature entree!  Offer valid eight (8) days after any UVA home men's basketball game in which there is a UVA dunk.


Be sure to redeem your season or suite ticket from any Virginia basketball game for a buy one, get one free breakfast sandwich at McDonald's!

For fans 8th grade and below, register to become an All-Star member of the Cavman's Crew Kids Club program for your chance to be the McDonald's Ball Kid for select men's and women's basketball games!

Lace Locker presents the Lace Locker LockIt promotion at select Virginia women's basketball games.  Be on the lookout for the Lace Locker's mascot and promotion at the following Virginia women's basketball games:

Nov. 20 vs. Rutgers, Jan. 5 vs. Louisville, Jan. 26 vs. Virginia Tech, Feb. 5 vs. Duke

Ticket Information

Virginia home men's basketball home games are sold out for the 2016-17 season through season tickets. A limited number of single-game tickets may be available for each home game. For more information, click here.

StubHub is the official secondary ticketing partner of Virginia Athletics.

Women's Basketball Family Packages are $11 per ticket and include a $8 concessions voucher (minimum of four packages purchased).  Family Packages are on sale for the following women's basketball games:

  • Coppin State - Sunday, Nov. 13
  • Rutgers - Sunday, Nov. 20
  • Boston College - Sunday, Jan. 15
  • Duke - Sunday, Feb. 5
  • Wake Forest - Sunday, Feb. 12
  • NC State - Sunday, Feb. 26

Thank you for your support of Virginia Men's and Women's Basketball!

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