GREENSBORO, N.C.- Fans are encouraged to “Storm the Streets” to the Greensboro Coliseum for the men’s basketball home opener versus Johnson & Wales on Friday, November 16.
Fans are asked to gather at the corner of Aycock Street and Walker Avenue at 4:30pm to begin the mile-long walk that will begin at 4:45 p.m.
Any fans wishing to take part in the event can park for free in the Walker Avenue Parking Deck. Due to street closures, fans will need to access this parking deck via Spring Garden St. To exit for free, fans must show their game ticket and exit from the 3rd level exit.
The route will be Walker Avenue, then left on Chapman Street all the way to the Coliseum. The streets will have rolling closures, meaning police will stop traffic one block at a time.
The event, a first at UNCG, is a partnership between UNCG’s Your First Year, UNCG Athletics, Campus Activities & Programs, Alumni Engagement and the student spirit section, G Force. The idea is to make more students aware of the fun of attending basketball games and showing off Spartan spirit in the community – and that the Coliseum is close to campus and easy to get to, as well.
It’s a great chance to celebrate Spartan spirit.
The first 1,000 students will receive access to a free tailgate at the Coliseum while the first 800 students will receive a free t-shirt. Additionally, the first 100 faculty and staff members will receive a voucher for free food. One student in attendance will also win a semester of tuition.
The game will be the Spartans’ first home appearance since appearing in the NCAA Tournament, where No. 13 seeded UNCG nearly knocked off No. 4 seeded Gonzaga in the first round.
Following the game, shuttles will be available to transport fans back to campus.
Faculty and staff can get discounted $5 tickets for the game. Individual tickets are available for $10. Season tickets are also still available starting at $139. Faculty and staff receive a discounted rate of $109 per season ticket.
Shuttles will be available after the game to bring all fans that took part in the event back to campus.