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Kenan Stadium – What Fans Need To Know For 2022

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Gates To Open One and a Half Hours Before Kickoff
The gates to Kenan Stadium will open one hour and thirty minutes prior to the announced game time. We encourage fans to arrive to their seats early as the pregame festivities will begin approximately thirty minutes prior to kickoff.  Pregame Activities

  • Bell Tower walk will resume for 2022. However, it will take place on the (brick path) walkway from the Genome Science Center to the Kenan Football Center due to construction near Gate 3 of Kenan Stadium. 
  • Tar Heel Town presented by Coke will be returning to Polk Place, where fans can enjoy music, interactive games, inflatables, food trucks, and more!  Tar Heel Town officially opens three hours prior to kickoff and concludes with a Marching Tar Heels performance about one hour prior to the game.

Cashless Transactions
As instituted in 2021, food and merchandise transactions will continue to be cashless.  This limits the contact between guests and employees and improves the flow and speed of transactions to help reduce wait times.  Accepted payment options include, but are not limited to, Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, and Apple Pay.  Our vendors have invested in their point of sales systems and transaction times are expected to be much shorter this season!GoHeels App

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Mobile concessions ordering

Carolina Athletics has partnered with VenueNext to provide fans in Kenan Stadium with a convenient and contact-free way to skip the lines by ordering food & beverage to be picked up at concessions stands in sections: 101, 112, 118, and 130.

Alcohol Sales

Alcohol, specifically beer and wine, will continue to be served at multiple locations throughout Kenan Stadium this season.  Fans are limited to two alcoholic beverage per transaction.  Alcohol sales will be available starting when gates open until the start of the fourth quarter.

Merchandise Locations

Check out the newest Tar Heel Team Store location inside Kenan Stadium during any of the six 2022 home games.  Locations include Gate 6, to the left of Gate 2 and the Tar Heel Team Store in the Blue Zone.

GameDay Social Media

Stay connected to the Heels all season long by following the official accounts of Carolina Athletics @GoHeels and Carolina Football @UNCFootball on Twitter and Instagram.   For parking, traffic, and other game day updates in and around Kenan Stadium, follow @GoHeelsGameday.


Digital Ticketing

As instituted in 2021, all ticket purchasers will receive their tickets via email, allowing them to download their mobile tickets into their Apple Wallet (iPhone) or Google Pay Wallet (Android) or print their print-at-home tickets before arrival. Prior to entering the gates, ticketholders will take out their tickets (either the printable PDF or from their mobile wallet) to scan into the venue.

All fans will also have access to My Account 2.0 via their account. My Account 2.0 eases the ability to transfer tickets to friends and family and has a seamless process to resell tickets on StubHub – all from your mobile phone!  

For more detailed information, visit our digital ticketing page.


Parking passes will return to Hang Tags for 2022, Rams Club members who qualify based on giving level. If you have not received your parking passes, please contact the ticket office directly at 919-962-2296 or [email protected] to arrange for passes to be resent.


Public Pay Parking will now be Cashless (Debit / Credit Card or Pre-paid Only).


$12.20 Pre-Paid game-day parking is available in the following lots:

  • Manning Lot, Hibbard Lot, South Chiller Lot, 440 North Lot, Cardinal Deck

$10 Public Parking available on game day in the following lots: 

  • Cardinal Deck, Jackson Deck, Manning Lot

ADA parking will take place from the General Administration and ACC ADA parking with Transportation provided by Carolina Livery.
To purchase parking or get more information visit
Tar Heel Express Gameday Shuttles
Will Service 3 Locations this season. Shuttles at the Friday Center Park and Ride as well as Downtown Chapel Hill Shuttle from Carolina Coffee Shop begin 3 Hours Prior to Game Time while shuttles from Southern Village will begin 1.5 hours prior to Game Time.
Chapel Hill Transit provides Tar Heel Express service to Kenan Stadium for every UNC home football game. This season, we are proud to announce service from two Park and Ride locations and a third from vibrant downtown Chapel Hill. Fans can board Tar Heel Express at:

Clear Bag Policy
Carolina Athletics encourages fans to leave all bags at home, but the following items will be allowed into Kenan Stadium.

  • Any clear plastic or vinyl bag no larger than 12″ x 12″ x 20″, including gallon freezer bags.
  • Small clutch purses no larger than 4.5″ x 6.5″.
  • Necessary medical items following inspection at entry gates.
  • Up to two unopened 20 ounce or smaller bottles of water per person and empty drink containers that can be filled up at drinking fountains.
  • More Information: Kenan Stadium Policy.

Turnkey Tailgating
Similar to seasons past, REVELXP will offer fans reserved tailgates in premium locations at football games including at the Bell Tower, the Amphitheater outside of the Kenan Football Center and other locations surrounding Kenan Stadium. Tailgate packages will include tents, chairs, tables, coolers, TV media packages, local catering options and beverage services and will accommodate groups as small as five guests up to 1,000.  To reserve a tailgate location, email [email protected] or call 919-869-5486.

Kenan Pines

Kenan Pines – located in the woods at Kenan Stadium between Gates 2 and 3 – will provide an exclusive area for fans to utilize prior to and during the football game. The atmosphere will include food offerings, non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages, large TVs for viewing and yard games for more than 300 fans to enjoy.  Tickets will be required for entry.  For Kenan Pines tickets, email [email protected] or call 919-869-5486.  Kenan Pines opens two (2) hours prior to kickoff.

Water Policies

We want to make sure fans stay hydrated in Kenan this season!  Free water will be available on the concourse at every game via the water monsters at Gate 6, Gate 5, Gate 3, Gate 2 and Gate 1.  Fans are also allowed to bring in up to two 20 oz. unopened bottles of water to use and refill to stay hydrated.

Digital Game Program

Stay up to date on Carolina Football by downloading our Weekly Game Day Guide featuring player stats, rosters and bios, and season records for UNC and their opponents every Wednesday leading up to game day.

Videoboard Messages

Want to share a birthday, anniversary, or other special message at Carolina Football game?  Fill out this form to get your special message displayed on the videoboard at any home UNC event this season.

Student Tickets

Student tickets will continue to be coordinated via a lottery system.  UNC students should check their email for information on how to enter each game’s lottery for a chance to claim a ticket.  

For select games, students will be able to purchase guest passes for only $25.  This information will be announced in emails sent by the UNC Ticket Office.


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