Sept. 26, 2017
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - The University of Virginia will host a pair of preseason events on Sunday, Oct. 22 at John Paul Jones Arena.
The UVA men's basketball team will hold its third annual Pepsi Blue-White intrasquad scrimmage at 3 p.m., followed by the annual Meet the Teams Day. Admission and parking are free for both events.
Pepsi Blue-White Scrimmage
Seating will be general admission and free parking is available in the JPJ surface lot and garage, University Hall lots and McCue Center lots. Gates will open 60 minutes prior to the start of the scrimmage. Upon entry to John Paul Jones Arena, fans can pick up posters and schedule cards, as well as register for raffle prizes, including single-game men's and women's basketball tickets.
Meet The Teams Day
The annual Meet the Teams Day with the men's and women's basketball teams will be held on the main court as well as in the practice gyms following the Pepsi Blue-White Scrimmage. Fans will have an opportunity to meet student-athletes and receive autographs for an hour following the scrimmage.
New Security Procedures and Clear Bag Policy
New for the 2017-18 season, enhanced security procedures will be implemented for all home men's and women's basketball games at John Paul Jones Arena, including the Pepsi Blue-White Scrimmage and Meet the Teams event. All bags entering the arena must be clear plastic, vinyl or PVC and cannot exceed 12" x 6" x 12". Clear one-gallon plastic freezer bags (Ziploc bag or similar) are also permitted. Additionally, all fans entering the arena will be screened upon entry, typically with walk-through and hand-held metal detectors. Click here to read the full bag policy and description of game day procedures.
Men's Basketball Ticket Information
Virginia men's basketball season tickets are sold out for the 2017-18 season. A limited number of single-game tickets could be available for games in which tickets held for athletics department needs are not used or if UVA students don't claim all of the tickets held for students. Additional single-game tickets will be available in upper level student sections (301-302) for home games when UVA classes are not in session.
Click here for the single-game on-sale dates. For more information regarding season tickets, fans should contact the Virginia Athletics Ticket Office at 1-800-542-UVA1 (8821). Fans can also purchase tickets online at VirginiaSports.com or in-person at the Virginia Athletics Ticket Office in Bryant Hall at Scott Stadium.
The Cavaliers host UNC Greensboro in their season opener on Friday, Nov. 10 at 7 p.m.
Women's Basketball Ticket Information
Season and single-game tickets for 2017-18 Virginia women's basketball home games are on sale. Reserved season tickets are $100, while reserved season tickets for youth, seniors, and UVA faculty and staff are $75. General admission season tickets are $85, $65 for youth, seniors, and UVA faculty and staff.
Single-game tickets are $15 for courtside seats and $10 for reserved seats. General admission single-game tickets are $8 and $6 for youth, seniors, and UVA faculty and staff.
The Cavaliers host Central Connecticut State in their home opener on Sunday, Nov. 12.
How to Purchase Tickets
Tickets to Virginia athletics events can be purchased online at VirginiaSports.com. In-person or telephone purchases can be made by calling 1-800-542-UVA1 (8821) or locally at 434-924-UVA1 (8821) or in-person at the Virginia Athletics Ticket Office in Bryant Hall at Scott Stadium.
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A 1985 graduate of UVA, White worked at the Richmond Times-Dispatch until July 2009. He was honored six times as the state's Sportswriter of the Year.
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