Gearing up to take down the Tigers

GRAFTON—The Grafton Bearcat Basketball team is headed to the 2019 WVSSAC Boys Basketball State Championship, and many family, friends and fans will be making the trip south to Charleston to cheer on the Cats.

The Civic Center offers guests a way to take in concerts, sporting events, trade shows, conventions and other attractions, and soon Bearcat fans will be filling the arena to root for their boys, as they take on the Chapmanville Regional High School Tigers.

Before you head for the Charleston Civic Center Coliseum, there are a few things you should know.

First and foremost, weapons of any kind are prohibited on the premises. This includes guns, pocket knives and various other kinds of knives. Don’t worry, Bearcat claws are excluded from the list.

City of Charleston Municipal Ordinance Section 78-165 states that it is unlawful for any person to carry on or about his person any dangerous or deadly weapon in or upon city hall, municipal auditorium, the civic center, and all parks and recreation buildings and facilities, including recreation centers, playgrounds, swimming pools, dressing areas, tennis courts, parks and recreation areas, as well as all parking facilities, owned or occupied by the City of Charleston.

In addition, large purses or bags, backpacks, outside food or drink, selfie sticks and camera cases or camera bags are not allowed in the venue.

All the above listed prohibited items will be denied at the gate. All guests should take note that there might be a delay in admission, as persons entering the facility will be asked to enter through metal detectors. Guests are also subject to magnemetor screening and bags are subject to search.

Any items confiscated by event staff will not be returned to the owner. In addition, there is no storage for items at the venue.

Guests are allowed to enter the coliseum carrying a small purse or clutch, their cell phone, a diaper bag and their everyday camera.

Those wishing to attend the game may purchase tickets at Grafton High School today, from 7:30 a.m., until 2:00 p.m. General admission tickets cost $8 and student tickets are just $6.

Tickets may also be purchased at the Charleston Coliseum Box Office or via ticketmaster. General admission tickets are $8 per person and reserved tickets are $9.

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