The John Paul Jones Arena is the home for the NCAA Virginia Cavaliers men's and women's basketball teams. It was opened in 2006 in Charlottesville. The arena was inspired by Jeffersonian and Greek architecture. Roman pergolas are located both inside and outside of the John Paul Jones Arena. Aside from sports games, concerts and other events take place at the arena. Examples of singers who have performed at this venue are Metallica, Paul McCartney, Jay-Z and Phish. Cirque du Soleil, a theatrical circus, has taken place here as well. Wrestling events like WWE Monday Night Raw sometimes occur at the arena. No matter what event you're looking for, you can buy John Paul Jones Arena tickets at StubHub.
What is the John Paul Jones Arena seating capacity?
Basketball games have a seating capacity of 14,593 at the arena. Capacity for concerts varies based on how the venue is set up. Seating capacity ranges from 12,467 to 15,405. Theatrical productions have fewer seats at 7,352.
Is the John Paul Jones Arena accessible by public transportation?
Yes, buses 5 and 7 operate routes to the John Paul Jones Arena.
Can you tell me about the John Paul Jones Arena food and drink offerings?
John Paul Jones Arena has concession stands that serve a wide variety of food and drink to satisfy any taste. While drinking alcohol isn't permitted in public areas of the arena, they are allowed in private suites, Courtside Club and The Lexus Club.
Should I call a sitter, or can I bring the young ones along?
You can bring children to John Paul Jones Arena events as long as the shows are age-appropriate. All kids over 12 months old need a ticket for entry unless it's a UVA event. For UVA events, children two years and younger are permitted free entry if they will sit on your lap. You'll need to purchase a ticket if you want your child to have a separate seat. At the West Gate, you can check strollers, so they won't be in the way during the event.
Is the John Paul Jones Arena a wheelchair-friendly facility?
Yes, John Paul Jones Arena has plenty of seating options for those who are in need of ADA-compliant seats. In the upper level, you can choose seats in sections 302, 303, 308, 316, 317 and 318. ADA-compliant seating in the lower level is in sections 106, 108, 109 and 110. To enter the venue, you'll find wheelchair ramps at doors 4Ð7, doors 32Ð37, door 44 and door 45.
Are there other entertainment options nearby?
Blue Ridge Wine Excursions and Monticello Wine Tour & Coach Co. are highly rated wine tours within a 2-mile radius of John Paul Jones Arena. Immersion Escape Rooms, Cville Escape Room and Unlocked History Escape Rooms are fun escape rooms that are also less than two miles from the arena.Back to Top
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