Friday, under NC Executive Order 195, outside stadiums will be allowed 30 percent capacity and indoor arenas with at least 5,000 seats will be allowed 15 percent capacity beginning at 5 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 26.
This means the Tar Heels will be able to welcome a limited number of fans to Men’s Basketball, Baseball, Women’s Lacrosse and Men’s Lacrosse games this weekend — and to more sports competitions as they compete at home in the future.
The UNC staff has worked closely with the University and local health officials to formulate a plan that will continue to emphasize community standards. Visitors will be required to sit at least six feet apart, masks will be required, and everyone is expected to continue to do everything they can to keep each other safe. The priority will continue to be allowing family members of student-athletes and coaches, as well as Carolina students, into arenas. The University has worked to include opportunities for faculty, staff, Rams Club members and sponsors to attend different sporting events when possible.
Here’s how it will work:
For the final two home men’s basketball games, Saturday vs. Florida State and March 6 vs. Duke, approximately 75 percent (about 2,400) of the available tickets will be reserved for Carolina students via the student lottery system. Other ticket blocks will be available to the families of student-athletes and coaches, health care workers from UNC Hospitals and a small number of donors (The Rams Club will reach out directly to donors who will have an opportunity to attend). No tickets will be available for sale.
Beginning tomorrow, February 26, single-game tickets will be on sale for the Baseball game vs. Virginia on February 27, the Men’s Lacrosse game vs. High Point on February 27, and the Women’s Lacrosse games vs. Duke and Vanderbilt on February 26 and 28. Additional games, including Men’s and Women’s Soccer, will go on sale next week. An allotment will be reserved for students. In addition, a limited number of seats for students and the general public will be available at regular season Field Hockey games, Softball games, Volleyball matches, Gymnastics meets, and Men’s and Women’s Tennis outdoor matches this season. These seats may be claimed at the respective event, based on availability. Fans are also welcome at Men’s and Women’s Golf and Rowing events.