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Gonzaga to host championship viewing party in McCarthey Athletic Center

UPDATED: Sun., April 2, 2017

Zags fans cheer on the basketball team at the school’s Hemmingson Center in Spokane on Saturday, April 1, 2017. (Kathy Plonka / The Spokesman-Review)
Zags fans cheer on the basketball team at the school’s Hemmingson Center in Spokane on Saturday, April 1, 2017. (Kathy Plonka / The Spokesman-Review)

Gonzaga University will host a viewing party in the McCarthey Athletic Center as the Zags take on North Carolina in the NCAA men’s basketball national championship Monday evening.

The watch party will be free and open to the public, with room in the athletic center for up to 6,000 fans. Doors will open at 5:15 p.m. for the 6:20 p.m. tipoff on CBS.

The game in Phoenix will be broadcast live on videoboards and screens set up on the floor of the athletic center, and snacks will be available for purchase.

The Zags beat South Carolina 77-73 while the Tar Heels beat Oregon 77-76 in the Final Four on Saturday.

Viewing Party Q&A

Courtesy of Gonzaga University

Q: When does the game start? When do doors open?

A: The game starts at 6:20 p.m. with doors to the McCarthey opening at 5:15 p.m.

Q: When can I line up to get in?

A: We recommend that people line up no sooner than 3 p.m. on the south side of McCarthey Athletic Center

Q: Are there reserved seats?

A: No, just like Kraziness in the Kennel, it is first-come, first-served for seating

Q: What will the screens be like?

A: There will be 2 screens on the floor [16 feet wide by 9 feet tall] & 2 screens on each end

Q: Will there be facilities for me while I’m outside waiting?

A: No facilities are available for those waiting in line

Q: What is the cost? Where do I get a ticket?

A: This event is free/open to the public. You do not need a ticket to get in.

Q: Will concessions be available?

A: There will be light concessions available for purchase

Q: How many people can get in?

A: Just like Kraziness in the Kennel, McCarthey can hold at most 6,000 fans

Q: Where else can I watch the game if I can’t get in because it’s too full?

A: There are lots of additional community game watches such as at The Garland Theater & The Bing Crosby Theatre

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