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(Asheville athletic director Jane) Cone said if the building is completed early, the school could play some women's, high school or all-star games in Kimmel in the winter and spring of 2011, but the first men's game would definitely be the Tar Heels vs. UNCA on either Nov. 11, 2011 (a Friday night) or Nov. 13 (Sunday).
"If it's available, we'll play some games in there, but we want the grand opening for the men to be a situation like bringing in North Carolina, so we can put our best face forward in front of a large group of people," Cone said.
"We know it's going to be a popular ticket. We have a lot of Carolina fans, our students, faculty and staff, folks here in Asheville, our university donors, and Roy's friends and family -- they all will want to come to this game."