Despite ongoing concerns about ticket randomization and potential inclement weather, UNC officials said today’s game between UNC and Duke University is not likely to be impacted.
Tim Sabo, assistant athletic director for ticket operations, said the potential for adverse weather would not affect the randomization process.
“The plan will move forward as is,” he said in an email. “If anything changes, we’ll certainly work with the (Carolina Athletics Association) and utilize as many communication channels as possible to get the word out to students.”
UNC Department of Public Safety Spokesman Randy Young said the University has been in contact with the athletic department and Chapel Hill Transit to gauge the possible impact of weather on the game.
Chapel Hill Transit Assistant Director Brian Litchfield said all bus service is scheduled to run as normal but that the office would be in contact with the athletic department and DPS throughout the day to determine whether bus service would be reduced.
“If there is a significant accumulation of snow, ice or freezing rain, some Tar Heel Express routes may be placed on detours and/or park and rides may be closed,” Litchfield said in a press release.
Students with a Phase 1 ticket to the game can begin lining up at noon. The spots will be randomized at 1 p.m. and 400 students will be allowed in the risers.
Sabo said students with Phase 1 seats are not required to participate in randomization.
Many students who attended the game against the University of Kentucky in December stood in the rain for several hours while tickets were randomized — and hundreds did not receive tickets.