New Partnership Offers Students, Faculty and Staff Discounts to John Paul Jones Events

February 7, 2008 — John Paul Jones Arena is partnering with University Human Resources to offer students, faculty and staff at the University of Virginia discounted tickets to selected shows and events at the arena.

In order to take advantage of this new benefit, eligible participants who go online or call to purchase tickets can use the promotional code "ONGROUNDS" to qualify for the discounts for selected shows, including upcoming events such as Cirque du Soliel’s Saltimbanco, Monster Jam, and the Harlem Globetrotters. In addition, individuals can receive the discount by showing a University ID when purchasing tickets at the arena box office.

The discounts will vary based on the event, and tickets will be available in selected seating sections. Discounts cannot be applied retroactively.

A special Web site — — provides information on those events that are eligible for discounts. A link is available to purchase tickets from that site.

"We are grateful to the John Paul Jones Arena and its staff for their hard work in preparing this benefit for our staff and faculty," said Susan Carkeek, vice president for human resources. "We're excited to be able to offer this valuable discount to our faculty and staff." 

John Paul Jones Arena opened summer 2006 and was voted the "Best New Major Concert Venue" of 2006 by POLLSTAR magazine. The arena is managed by SMG, the world leader in facility management, marketing and development, with over 200 venues worldwide. SMG, founded in 1977, provides each of its clients with a unique combination of industry experience, national and international presence, and extensive resources to draw upon to ensure the success of their facilities.