Friday, May 21, 2010

Heels will open UNC-Asheville's new arena

North Carolina's Roy Williams will coach a game in his hometown at the start of the 2011-12 season as the Tar Heels will open UNC-Asheville's new building.

UNC-Asheville associate athletic director for external affairs Mike Gore confirmed that the Tar Heels will play at Kimmel Arena in November of 2011. The facility will seat about 3,200 in a building that also will hold a health and wellness center.

The Tar Heels don't often play road games against opponents from non-Bowl Championship Series conferences in the region, but did visit the College of Charleston last season.

"It's very exciting, especially with Roy Williams being an Asheville native," Gore said.

Ken Tysiac


Anonymous said...

It must be nice opening your new home as the "away" team.

Ken Noisewater said...

Congratulations to UNC-Asheville for opening your new arena with a win.

Anonymous said...

Tar Heels = NIT