While bars and restaurants around Chapel Hill will be filled to capacity to watch UNC take a shot at another national title, fans are also invited to take in the game at the home of the Tar Heels, the Dean E. Smith Center.
The championship matchup between two number one seeds – UNC and Gonzaga – will be displayed on a large projector and the four Smith Center video boards.
Entry A will open for the general public at eight o’clock Monday night. UNC students, faculty and staff can get a half-hour head start at 7:30 through Entry C.
Concessions and merchandise will be available and parking in the Manning, Bowles and Craige lots will open at six o’clock for $5.
Some parking lots on campus may be closed or restricted. Visitors are encouraged to monitor signage and follow instructions from traffic officials.
In the event of a Tar Heel victory Monday night, Franklin Street and the surrounding area will be closed to through traffic in anticipation of fans rushing the street. Authorities are encouraging revelers to take precautions and celebrate responsibly.