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Dean E. Smith Center

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A great arena with good seats no matter where you sit. We were in the upper deck and felt like we... read more

Reviewed March 19, 2019
Brian D
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Excellent Arena!

Amazing Arena Filled with Such a Rich History of Winning. I had a great time watching great... read more

Reviewed March 19, 2019
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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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Reviewed March 19, 2019 via mobile

A great arena with good seats no matter where you sit. We were in the upper deck and felt like we were just as much of the excitement as the lower seats. Go Heels!

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed March 19, 2019 via mobile

Amazing Arena Filled with Such a Rich History of Winning. I had a great time watching great basketball.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank 806juliusp
Reviewed February 26, 2019

I was visiting my son who lives in Durham. Since both of us are UNC grads we try to see a basketball game once a year..I live a distance away...great for sports fans. Beautiful arena...pep band was great..student body most supportive...all seats are good...& it...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed February 12, 2019

My first two visits to the Dean Center were to see great UNC basketball games. Our seats were in section 211, pretty high up, but comfortable. Easy to see. There was a annoying flashing going on up near the roof. I have no idea what...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed February 12, 2019

Great college basketball atmosphere! Even when you are rooting for the opposing team, the atmosphere is great and safe. Beautiful arena with so much history and talent.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Shannon J
Reviewed February 5, 2019

If you are a fan of sports in general, this is a must visit site. Even if there is no game, the Center is open for fans to walk through and view the incredible history of UNC Basketball on its walls and to walk around...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Craig S
Reviewed February 4, 2019 via mobile

First time at the center and first UNCgame. The place is easy to maneuver with plenty of signs. The atmosphere is great. Cool place.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Q2839ZCjamesm
Reviewed January 20, 2019

The staff was super friendly and allowed us to go to the floor area for photos. Clean arena, comfortable seating and 4 big screens to watch the game. Our first game here and although ND lost, we had a great time.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank sherrycat
Reviewed January 16, 2019

Granted, I visited here for a high school graduation, but I was really surprised at how run down it was. Paint chipping off seats and run down restrooms. IT's in need of a face lift!

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank jbm609
Reviewed December 23, 2018 via mobile

Very large arena for basketball. Wide concourses. Historical with all the banners and accomplishments of UNC hanging from the rafters.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Kaitlyn B
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Yes you just need to check hours and such before going. Make sure to take in the UNC Basketball Museum too.
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