The Virginia Cavaliers have been playing collegiate basketball for over 105 years and currently compete in the Atlantic Coast Conference. In their history, the Cavaliers have made the NCAA Tournament 17 times with two trips to the Final Four in 1981 and 1984. Virginia has won five regular season conference titles and one conference championship in 1976. Ralph Sampson, Virginia’s most decorate basketball player, won National Player of the Year three times in his career along with winning ACC Player of the Year three times. Sampson was the leader of the Cavs when Virginia advanced to their first Final Four trip in 1981. Score with TicketCity - the place to go for Virginia Cavaliers basketball tickets.
Virginia Cavaliers Basketball at John Paul Jones Arena Address: 295 Massie Rd, Charlottesville, Virginia, 22903
The Cavaliers play their home games at John Paul Jones Arena, located in Charlottesville, Virginia on the campus of University of Virginia. With a capacity of 14,593 screaming fans, John Paul Jones Arena is the place to be for all Virginia Cavaliers basketball games. As the largest arena in the state of Virginia, JPJ gives the Cavaliers a much needed home court advantage. TicketCity is the place to go when buying your Virginia Cavaliers tickets. The Virginia Cavaliers home bench is on the John Paul Jones Arena sideline in front of section 104. John Paul Jones Arena parking information is covered in our Cavaliers event guide.
Virginia vs. Virginia Tech
This rivalry has always been intense as both teams competed for state bragging rights, but the rivalry took another step when Virginia Tech moved to the ACC and both teams competed for conference supremacy. The rivalry extends to all the collegiate sports at the colleges, but the two basketball teams have met over 130 times which has heightened this hard fought match-up.
Virginia in the Final Four, NCAA Tournament, and ACC Tournament
The Virginia Cavaliers are still looking for their first National Championship, but the program has made the NCAA Tournament 17 times throughout their history with two trips to the Final Four in 1981 and 1984. As members of the ACC, Virginia has won five regular season conference titles and one conference championship occurring in 1976.
Virginia Cavaliers Event Guide
What time do the gates open prior to a Cavaliers game?
All doors to John Paul Jones Arena open 90 minutes prior to tip-off.
Where is the best place to park at John Paul Jones Arena?
Parking is available in the UVA Emmet/Ivy Garage ($5.00 per game) and general public parking is available at The Park on a first come, first served basis. A free shuttle bus operates from this area to John Paul Jones Arena, beginning one and a half hours prior to tipoff. The shuttle is accessible.
Does my child need a ticket to attend the game?
Children over the age of 12 months must have a ticket for admission for UVA events.