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Dean E. Smith Center

300 Skipper Bowles Dr, Chapel Hill, NC
+1 919-962-2296
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A beautiful stadium.

Dean E. Smith is a beautiful and huge basketball stadium, that is also used for concerts and the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Ronak S
,
Paris, France
Nice concert venue

The massive Smith Center is a great place for an arena concert, although traffic and parking can be... read more

Reviewed 6 May 2018
gatortunor
,
Clemmons, North Carolina
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  • Excellent79%
  • Very good14%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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300 Skipper Bowles Dr, Chapel Hill, NC
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+1 919-962-2296
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"great game"
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"graduation ceremony"
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"great arena"
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"bucket list"
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"duke game"
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"upper deck"
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"high tech"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Dean E. Smith is a beautiful and huge basketball stadium, that is also used for concerts and the graduation ceremony of the business school of University of North Carolina, Kenan Flagler. There are jerseys of many famous players that hang from the ceiling, chiefly o...More

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Reviewed May 6, 2018

The massive Smith Center is a great place for an arena concert, although traffic and parking can be an issue so allow plenty of time. The sound is great!

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Reviewed March 29, 2018

I have lost count of how many unc games I have been to. I love the Dean E. Smith Center, The food selection is great, and there is also access to good bathrooms. The atmosphere is always good.

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Reviewed February 28, 2018 via mobile

One of the best games i ever been. Amazing atmosphere. So much history inside this building. Wow! Bucket list place

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Reviewed January 22, 2018

Great atmosphere as every(and hot!). Food choice and way they served it was much improved. Though I agree we must limit what people bring in, my wife having to pour out the contents of her small clutch bag into a clear plastic bag seemed a...More

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Reviewed January 18, 2018 via mobile

I took my wife down for her christmas present. She had a great time. The atmosphere is great and the place a lot of basketball history. We watched Carolina play Clemson. Great game.

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Reviewed January 1, 2018 via mobile

It’s the Dean Dome, how can it be rated less than 5 stars. Great atmosphere and history. As a long time Tarheel fan but first time to see a game, I have no complaints. It was everything I expected. Great views from everywhere (we were...More

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Reviewed December 30, 2017

This place is getting a little long in the tooth but I still love it. It's easy to get to and the experience is unbeatable.

Thank Godby
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Reviewed December 21, 2017 via mobile

Beautiful facility! High-tech, spacious, well-lit, easy to find seats, lots of people ready to help. Lots of fun, especially the fact that Wofford upset #5 UNC!

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Reviewed December 8, 2017

I took my grandson to a game recently. You can immediately tell that this was designed to be one of basketball’s elite stadiums. There is not one seat that is obstructed by poles etc. I guess it’s dated by some of the new stadiums with...More

Thank David E
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Kaitlyn B
April 9, 2017|
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Response from elandja | Reviewed this property |
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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