PRIORITY SEATING

The 2017-2018 men’s basketball season marked the second consecutive year of parking and season ticket sellout in all areas of the John Paul Jones Arena. Members may be added to a waiting list for tickets and parking for future seasons. The waitlist carries forward every year and those on the waiting list are helped based on availability in the arena and priority points.  There are three areas of seating in the John Paul Jones Arena.

Premium Seating Area
Seats in the lower bowl and in the first four rows of the upper deck are considered Premium Seating areas. VAF members with seats located in these areas must maintain an Annual Fund giving level that corresponds with the number of premium seats purchased. This giving level must be maintained annually and there can be no VAF or ticket office prior year balances. A drop in giving level may result in a seating relocation or ticket order cancellation. Most premium seats are tied to seat licenses which run through the 2025-2026 men’s basketball season. Members interested in lower level seating should contact a member of the VAF staff for additional details (800.626.8723).

Priority Seating Area
Seats in the upper bowl of the John Paul Jones Arena, rows E-S, make up the Priority Seating area. Members with seats located in these areas must maintain an Annual Fund giving level that corresponds with the number of priority seats purchased. This giving level must be maintained annually and there can be no VAF or ticket balances from prior years. A drop in giving level may result in a seating relocation or ticket order cancellation.

Non-Priority Area
Seats in the upper bowl of the John Paul Jones Arena, rows T and above, make up the Non-Priority area. All season ticket holders in this area have the right to renew their seats annually. Those who have been seated in this area based on priority will be asked to maintain the giving level they established that allowed them to obtain season tickets. Should men’s basketball season tickets continue to sell out, VAF members will be given the first opportunity to purchase in all areas of the Arena when inventory becomes available. Members ordering tickets, requesting additional tickets, or requesting a change in seat location will be assigned seats based on their overall priority points. All non-members will be assigned after all members.

Priority Seating Map
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PRIORITY PARKING

Season ticket holders may purchase one reserved season parking pass per ticket account based on availability. Members of the Virginia Athletics Foundation are assigned parking based on their VAF priority points. All parking assignments are subject to availability. Should requests for parking spaces exceed supply, members will be notified in a timely manner. Parking assignments will follow the same guidelines as seating.

Reserved season parking passes are required for all levels of the JPJA Garage, West Lot, East Lot, South Lot and Cage Lot. Additional non-reserved parking spaces are within walking distance of the Arena.

ADA ACCESS: For information regarding ADA access for all of Virginia’s athletic competition venues, please contact the Virginia Athletics Ticket Office or the Virginia Athletics Foundation directly.  Ticket Office: 800.542.8821  |  VAF: 800.626.8723

Priority Parking Map
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Non-Priority Parking Map
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JPJA Parking Garage
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SUITES & CLUBS

BASKETBALL SUITES

John Paul Jones Arena houses 19 luxury suites on the concourse level. For the 2017-18 season, all suites are sold out on long-term leases, but there are Women’s Basketball single game lease opportunities. Suite holders have access to Cavalier Men’s and Women’s Basketball games and first right of refusal on all other outside events.

Suite Handbook
Catering Menu

  • 16 preferred seats for all regular and pre-season home men’s and women’s basketball games. Four reserved parking spaces in adjacent garage.
  • Open 1.5 hours before tip-off and close 1 hour after the game.

  • Flexible 3- and 5- year lease options.

  • Option to purchase, if available, 16 preferred seating admission tickets and parking spaces to any Special Games* or Special Events* that are hosted in the Arena.

  • Two television monitors.

  • Four lounge chairs, coffee table, four barstools.

  • Refrigerator, sink, locked storage cabinets.

  • Food and beverages are available for purchase from the Virginia Catering Company.
  • A portion of your lease payment is a tax-deductible gift. Please consult your tax advisor for deductibility.

  • Earn Virginia Athletics Foundation cumulative priority points on your suite payment when you make an annual gift at or above the Orange and Blue level.

Basketball Suite Term Options: Men’s Basketball suites are sold out for the current season. Single game suites for Women’s Basketball are available. Call Marilyn Coates Speight, VAF Suites and Events Assistant Director, for information on single game suites or the JPJA suite waitlist at 434.982.5555. Season leases start around $65,000 depending on location around the court. A one-time $12,500 non-interest bearing security deposit is required and refundable after fulfillment of lease agreement.

* Special Games are post-season invitational games sponsored and supervised by the NCAA.
* Special Events are concerts, family shows and all other events displayed to the public in the Arena other than regular and pre-season home men’s and women’s basketball games.

TIP-OFF CLUB

The Virginia Athletics Foundation’s Tip-Off Club, available exclusively to donors to the John Paul Jones Arena and men’s and women’s basketball season ticket holders, is a great opportunity to mix and mingle with fans on game day. Prior to each regular season men’s basketball home game and a selection of women’s home games, the University’s caterer offers a cash bar and game day menu selections. One hour before tip-off, a representative from the coaching staff will lead a Chalk Talk to discuss the team and game strategy.

  • The Tip-Off Club is located behind section 108

  • Reservations are required, walk-ups cannot be accommodated.

  • Reservations can be made on-line or by calling the VAF office at 800-626-8723.

  • The Club opens 90 minutes prior to game time and closes 15 minutes prior to tip-off.

  • Chalk Talk begins one hour prior to game time.

  • Hors d’oeuvres: $16 for adults and children.

  • Light Buffet meal: $20 for adults and children.
  • Non-alcoholic beverages included. A cash bar available.

  • Refunds will only be given if a cancellation is received at least 5 business days prior to the game or if a game is canceled.

  • Should you make a reservation but fail to attend, you will be charged the full amount for each reservation.

For more information on how to become a JPJA donor and men’s or women’s basketball season ticket holder, please call the Virginia Athletics Foundation at 434.982.5555.

COURTSIDE CLUB

The Courtside Club is an in-game lounge and hospitality area for all courtside seat holders. To learn more about courtside seat availability, contact the Virginia Athletics Foundation at 434.982.5555.