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"Tar Heel Town" Opens for Home Games

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CHAPEL HILL — A new town is opening for UNC-CH homefootball games -- "Tar Heel Town." It's an alternative to tailgating, thatfall ritual where fans -- very often adults -- drive to a school's gamesearly to get good parking, and then set up food and drink for themselvesprior to the kick-off.

At "Tar Heel Town," visitors will find student store merchandise,vendors and live entertainment.

Smith Center Director Ned Collett was quoted inThe News &observeras saying, "We want this to be the place for studentsbefore they head to the stadium." Members of the "Don't Get Wasted"campaign will be working the crowds to discourage alcohol use.

The theme and shows at the event will change from game to game.Today's pregame festivities will include Durham's Bouncing Bulldogs RopeSkipping Team.

"Tar Heel Town" will get under way at 10; today's game against Indianawas scheduled to start at noon.

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