Water main break closes Chrysler Hall, Scope Arena through January 27


NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — A water main break has 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 has left both venues without running water or heat.

No other businesses were affected by the break.

The city expects the repairs to take at least two weeks. During the repairs, all performances at the venues will be canceled. The administrative and box offices will also be closed through January 27.

Ticket holders who are 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 will be available to those who purchased tickets from the box office once it reopens on January 28. Those refunds do not apply to the Norfolk Admirals.

The Bob Dandridge MLK Holiday Basketball Classic on Monday, January 17 was relocated from Scope Arena to Norfolk State University. The event will now be 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, January 17 at Scope Arena has been postponed.

The following events will be also be 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 January 25 event featuring ADM James Stavridis, USN (Ret.) has been relocated to the Sandler Center for the Performing Arts in Virginia Beach, on the same date. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. and the program will begin at 7:30 p.m.

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