1 7 F O O T B A L L ME D I A G U I D E
than the playing of
as the team runs out of the tunnel before kickoff.
For the past 17 years, Tech fans have become part of the stadium’s “Enter Sandman”
culture. Virginia Tech has played the introduction of the Metallica classic as the team
has emerged out of the tunnel and onto Worsham Field since 2000.
Before each home football game,
Tech’s players and coaching staff enter
Lane Stadium through the tunnel to
Worsham Field. As they pass beneath
a Hokie Stone they touch for good luck,
they see these words: “For those who
have passed. For those to come ...
Reach for Excellence.”
Located on the turf
soccer practice field,
across Beamer Way
from Lane Stadium,
Hokie Village opens
up 3.5 hours before
kickoff, is free for all,
and begins Tech’s