UPDATE Jan. 27, 2022: Water has been restored to the Scope Arena and Chrysler Hall, and the venues were prepared for all events scheduled for the upcoming weekend.


NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — A water main break forced Chrysler Hall and Scope Arena to close their doors for several weeks.

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SevenVenues, which operates both Chrysler Hall and Scope Arena, confirmed to 10 On Your Side that the break left both venues without running water or heat.

No other businesses were affected by the break.

The city expected the repairs to take at least two weeks. During the repairs, all performances at the venues were canceled. The administrative and box offices were also closed through Jan. 27.

Ticket holders who were impacted by the cancelations should visit their original point of purchase for a refund. Those who purchased their tickets on Ticketmaster.com should expect an automatic refund.

Refunds were available to those who purchased tickets from the box office once it reopened on Jan. 28. Those refunds do not apply to the Norfolk Admirals.

The Bob Dandridge MLK Holiday Basketball Classic on Monday, Jan. 17 was relocated from Scope Arena to Norfolk State University. The event was instead held at Joseph G. Echols Memorial Hall. For more event details, please visit the Hampton Roads Sports Commission website.

In addition, the Inaugural Esports Tournament on Monday, Jan. 17 at Scope Arena was postponed.

The following events were affected as a result:

  • Jan. 15 | Spirituals + Operatic Showstoppers
  • Jan. 21 | Norfolk Admirals vs. Swamp Rabbits
  • Jan. 22 | Norfolk Admirals vs. Swamp Rabbits
  • Jan. 22 | Golden Age of Broadway
  • Jan. 23 | Norfolk Admirals vs. Swamp Rabbits
  • Jan. 25 | ADM James Stavridis, USN (Ret.)

If Admirals’ games aren’t played on their originally scheduled date, the tickets can be used for other games.

The Admirals also sent a statement to SevenVenues, which was forwarded to 10 On Your Side:

“The Norfolk Admirals are in the process of developing plans to accommodate the three games against the Greenville Swamp Rabbits that cannot be played at Scope Arena. That series was scheduled for January 21, 22, and 23.

The Admirals will release details as soon as possible once several potential options have been explored and vetted.

“The Admirals thank all ticket holders for their patience and loyalty as they work through what is a most unforeseen development.”

The Jan. 25 event featuring ADM James Stavridis, USN (Ret.) was relocated to the Sandler Center for the Performing Arts in Virginia Beach, on the same date.