About John Paul Jones Arena ,Charlottesville ,VA


John Paul Jones Arena, or JPJ, is an arena owned by the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia. Since its opening in 2006, it serves as the home to the Virginia Cavaliers men's and women's basketball teams, as well as for concerts and other events. With seating for 14,593 fans (nearly twice the capacity of its predecessor, University Hall), John Paul Jones Arena is the largest indoor arena in Virginia and the biggest Atlantic Coast Conference basketball arena located outside of large metropolitan areas. JPJ opened for basketball on November 12, 2006, with Virginia defeating No. 10 ranked Arizona 93–90, handing Hall of Fame coach Lute Olson his first season-opening loss in six years.Virginia men's basketball is 175–41 (.810) at John Paul Jones Arena as of January 12, 2019. The Cavaliers have fared even better, 136–25 (.845), at JPJ during the Tony Bennett era. Virginia fans in the arena are known for cheering loudly for defensive stands and for providing what Hall of Fame coach Rick Pitino, who retired without a win at JPJ, called "one of the best home court advantages I've ever seen" where Wahoo fans seem like they are "on top of you."The arena is named after the father of billionaire alumnus Paul Tudor Jones, who donated $35 million toward the construction of the arena. It is not named after Admiral John Paul Jones, although Paul Tudor Jones himself purchased paintings of the famous Admiral that are displayed at the arena, and the Admiral's words "I Have Not Yet Begun To Fight" are also permanently inscribed there.

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