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Dean E. Smith Center

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Great Arena

Very large arena for basketball. Wide concourses. Historical with all the banners and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Saint Louis, Missouri
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Nice, wide aisles

My son and I traveled her for the first time to see our team visiting. Go early to avoid traffic... read more

Reviewed September 29, 2018
Russell W
New Bern, North Carolina
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300 Skipper Bowles Dr, Chapel Hill, NC
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Reviewed yesterday

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 3 weeks ago 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
Thank WarEglTX
Reviewed September 29, 2018

My son and I traveled her for the first time to see our team visiting. Go early to avoid traffic. If we go again, we'll plan on leaving an hour earlier that we did. Plenty of parking, but no numbers/colors to help you remember where...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Russell W
Reviewed August 26, 2018

Very good seating and super exciting stadium especially playing arch rival Duke. If you are lucky enough to have tickets go and enjoy!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank richard s
Reviewed June 19, 2018

Parking was easy , we had to walk a distance up to the center. The grounds were so clean, employees helpful

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Lisafromnc
Reviewed June 18, 2018

A spectacular arena with all the ghosts of previous champions. There are so many banners commemorating championships that I feared the roof would fall in. There is not a bad seat in the house- a true basketball arena.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank 596thomaso
Reviewed May 28, 2018

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

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Ronak S
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!

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank gatortunor
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.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank jacobyreviewsforyou
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

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank samuel8248
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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.