Media invited to cover large-screen viewings of men’s championship basketball game Monday, April 4

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Media invited to cover large-screen viewings of men’s championship basketball game Monday, April 4

 

 

(Chapel Hill, N.C.— April 3, 2016) – Media are invited to cover the men’s championship basketball game viewing event at the UNC-Chapel Hill Smith Center on Monday, April 4. Media may arrive at 6 p.m. to cover the large-screen viewing of the Carolina vs. Villanova game that begins at 9:19 p.m. The game will be shown on a large projection screen and on Smith Center video boards.

 

 

Cosponsored by Carolina Athletics and Late Night Carolina Programs at Student Wellness, the Smith Center will open for Carolina students, faculty and staff at 8 p.m. and the general public at 8:30 p.m.

 

 

RSVP: Media planning to cover the viewings are asked to RSVP by emailing mediarelations@unc.edu or calling the media line at (919) 445-8555.

 

 

Arrival: Please bring media credentials; enter through Entrance D beginning at 6 p.m., Monday, April 4.

 

 

Lights: Videographers are asked to refrain from directing TV lights into fans’ faces as they watch the game. Lights can be on before the game, during commercial breaks and halftime.

 

 

Filming: Live shots are permitted in the concourse area only. For the purposes of b-roll, camera crews may stand on the Smith Center floor or in the aisles of the stands before the game, during commercial breaks and halftime. Please do not block the view of the screen. Media representatives may sit anywhere in the stands.

 

 

Assistance on site: Call Jim Gregory at (703) 300-3350 or the media line at (919) 445-8555.

 

 

Media Parking: Satellite trucks may park behind the Smith Center. Media are asked to send only one truck per station. Set-up may begin after 6 p.m. Other media vehicles may park in the Morehead Planetarium and Science Center lot off E. Franklin Street. Parking is available for $5.00 in the Manning Lot, Bowles Lot, Craige Deck, Business School Deck and Rams Head Deck. Road closure and parking restriction information is available at the Transportation and Parking website here.

 

 

Cable: Approximately 500 feet of cable is needed to reach from trucks in the back lot to filming areas inside the Smith Center.

-Carolina-

 

Communications and Public Affairs contact: Michael John, (919) 445-8555, michael.john@unc.edu