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Dean E Smith Center

300 Skipper Bowles Drive, Chapel Hill, NC 27515

Upcoming Events

There are no upcoming events in this time frame.

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(919) 962-2296 or 1-800-722-4335Box office located next to the Center in front of the Koury Natatorium Opens 1 1/2 hours prior to event Also open Mon-Fri 8am-5pm

Accepted Payments

Cash only

Open Hours

Located in front of the Koury Natatorium next to the Dean Smith Center. Opens 1 1/2 hours prior to the event time

Will Call Info

Pickup at box office located at the Koury Natatorium next to the Dean Smith Center beginning 1 1/2 hours prior to event time. Please bring picture I.D.,the actual credit card used in purchasing the tickets,and confirmation number.

Accessible Seating

Wheelchair Patrons: Seated next to one companion Please refer hearing/visually impaired and physically challenged patrons to the box office


During events,traffic around the Center may be restricted. During wekday events,Skipper Bowles Drive will be closed to through traffic starting at 6pm. Onsite parking may be limited,especially during events (during basketball games,all lots around the Center are reserved). Parking Fees: $5 per car,$10 per limo/small RVs,$20 for buses/large RVs,$25 for charters (there is an additional fee for charters and buses;call the Center for arrangements). Handicapped parking is available on a first come,first served basis in the lot across the street from the Center. Cart transportation is available from the lot to the Center before events,and after events once the lots are vacated. For *select* events,Tar Heel Express shuttles run beginning 1.5 hours prior to the start of the event. One-way fare is $2,round trip is $3. (Return trips begin immediately after the event and continue for one hour). Buses operate from 2 or more of the following lots (call (252) 968-2769 for the specific lot for an event): *Route 54 West-Carrboro Plaza Shopping Center *Route 54 East-Park and Ride Lot adjacent to Firday Continuinf Education Center *Route 15-501 South-Southern Village Park and Ride Lot between Culbreth and Dogwood Acres Rds. *Route 15-501 East-University Mall at Estes Drive For more information concerning upcoming events,call the 24-hour Special Events Info Line at (252) 559-5961 or check the Department of Public Safety website.


General Rules: No cameras/recording devices No alcohol served or permitted

Child Rules: Varies by event-please refer to specific event for policy

At this time, there are no upgrades available for this venue.
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