While watching sports on TV is great, most fans will tell you the experience is wildly improved by attending games in person — especially in Chapel Hill. Securing your ticket to a game is paramount for the overall sports experience at UNC, and here's how to do so.
There's a lot of hype surrounding the football team this year after last season's run to the Orange Bowl, and students will want to be in Kenan Memorial Stadium to see it.
Student football tickets are available through a lottery process for most home games throughout the season. The lottery opens 10 days prior to each game, and students have 48 hours to enter.
The timing of lottery entries does not affect the odds of getting a ticket — everyone who enters at any time during the 48-hour period has an equal chance to win.
Students find out whether they've won via email five days before the game, and winners receive their tickets in another email three days later. Students who don't receive tickets in the lottery can join the standby line on game day. All student tickets become void after kickoff, and those unused tickets go to students in the standby line.
All student ticket holders can enter the stadium 90 minutes before kickoff.
Now begins the Hubert Davis era. As students step into the Dean E. Smith Center to watch the Tar Heels play, they can feel the historic prominence of the basketball program.