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UNC Football: Changes to Victory Walk & Tar Heel Town

NEWS RELEASE | New for Carolina fans in 2013 is the re-location of Tar Heel Town and the team’s new pregame Victory Walk.

Now located in the Bell Tower Park directly outside the front doors of Kenan Stadium, Tar Heel Town has something for all fans, including live concerts, food trucks, family activities and tailgate areas.

“Our goal is to consolidate the events and bring them closer to the stadium,” said Senior Associate A.D. Rick Steinbacher.  “We want to create a gameday environment that appeals to everyone and we encourage our fans to arrive early and enjoy all the activities.”

Victory Walk: Several years ago, the first Tar Heel team walk began at the Bell Tower.  It later shifted to the Old Well for nearly a decade.  Now, the Victory Walk will start at the top of Tar Heel Town on South Road between the Genome Sciences Building and the Stone Center.  Fans are encouraged to greet the team as it follows the Marching Tar Heels and cheerleaders from Bell Tower Drive around the Sone Center and into the Kenan Football Center.

Live Concerts: Beginning with America’s No. 1 show band Voltage Brothers on Sept. 7, a live concert performance will be held at Bell Tower Park in front of the Kenan Football Center.  A full lineup is expected in the coming weeks.

Food Trucks: Popular eating options will be available at food trucks in Bell Tower Park. Some options will remain the same for each game and for some games, new options will be trucked in.

Chapel Hill Sportswear: The latest Carolina football merchandise will be available for sale in Tar Heel Town.

Family Activities: GAA face painting, Bell Tower Climb and bounce houses will be located in Tar Heel Town in the quads around the Bell Tower.

Rams Club Patio: Re-located to the new Genome Scienes Building, which overlooks Bell Tower Park.  It replaces the Rams Room for Rams Club members.

2013 Theme games:

MTSU: Monogram Day

East Carolina: Military Appreciation Day

Miami: Zero Dark Thursday (Black Out)

Boston College: Cancer Awareness Game

Virginia: Homecoming

Duke: Senior Day

“Carolina football Saturdays are a wonderful opportunity for the University community to come together in support of our team, and celebrate all that makes this University so special,” says UNC Athletic Director Bubba Cunningham.  “We look forward to seeing you in the new Tar Heel Town to welcome the team to Kenan Stadium as part of the Victory Walk, and in Kenan Stadium to cheer on the Tar Heels this fall.”

H/T: Go Heels

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