Game Day Central

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Sept. 9, 2017 | 3:30 PM | Lane Stadium/Worsham Field | Blacksburg, Va.

A policy since the 2016 season, Virginia Tech security regulations will limit fans to bring one clear plastic bag no larger than 12 inches by 6 inches by 12 inches or a one-gallon, clear, resealable plastic storage bag per person inside Virginia Tech athletics events.

Fans are allowed a small clutch purse not to exceed 4.5 inches by 6.5 inches.

More on the clear bag policy

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What's on this page

  1. Gameday Times & Broadcast Info
  2. Gameday Activities
  3. Fan Services
  4. Ticket Information
  5. Parking & Traffic Information
  6. Bag Policy
  7. Prohibited & Permitted Items
  8. VT Fan Code of Conduct

Gameday Times & Broadcast Info

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Gameday Activities

The Hokie Walk

Hokie Walk

Established in 2001, the “Hokie Walk” is your chance to greet the football team as it arrives on campus. The “Hokie Walk” begins on Beamer Way directly outside of Hokie Village and ends at the Merryman Athletic Center. The team typically arrives approximately 2.5 hours prior to kick, but for updates on timing be sure to follow @VT_Football on Twitter.

Hokie Village

Hokie Village

Hokie Village is free admission and will open 3.5 hours before kickoff and stay open up to 45 minutes before game time. The Hokie Village is held on the turf soccer/lacrosse practice field and can be accessed by the Beamer Way gate entrance located directly across the street from the West Side of Lane Stadium.

Offering a family-friendly atmosphere, Hokie Village features inflatables, tailgating games, concessions, music and appearances by Virginia Tech student-athletes, including the Spirit Squads and HokieBird.

Tailgate Guys

Virginia Tech has partnered with Tailgate Guys to provide Hokie fans with a first-class, turnkey tailgate experience - where all you have to do is show up and tailgate!

Tailgate Guys provides all tailgating equipment, which includes tents, tables, chairs, and full television packages, and will be set up in advance on Dietrick Lawn right across from Cassell Coliseum. You will also have the option to reserve ice-filled coolers, paper products and utensils, as well as several choices for full-service catering.

If you are interested in a hassle-free way of tailgating, information can be found by visiting tailgateguys.com or by calling (540) 769-7011 or emailing vt@tailgateguys.com.

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Kubota Kickoff Show

The Virginia Tech/IMG Sports Network Kubota Kickoff Show, hosted by Andrew Allegretta and Wes McElroy, begins 90 minutes before kickoff and airs on the Virginia Tech/IMG Sports Network.

The Kickoff Show broadcasts live from Hokie Village at the turf soccer/lacrosse practice fields across Beamer Way from Lane Stadium.



Fan Services

Merchandise & Apparel

Merchandise and apparel stores are located throughout Lane Stadium. Current locations are:


Inside Lane Stadium:

  • West: Section 12
  • South: Main Concourse
  • East: Section 19

Outside Lane Stadium:

  • Entrance to Lot 4
  • Hokie Village
  • Cassell Coliseum Sidewalk along Beamer Way

Online:

Lane Stadium Amenities Map

Food Vendors

Concessions are located throughout Lane Stadium. Food Trucks are also available before the game in Hokie Village


Lane Stadium Amenities Map

ATM Locations

ATMs are located in the following ares inside Lane Stadium:

  • West: Section 2
  • South: Main Concourse
  • East: Sections 9 & 29

Lane Stadium Amenities Map

Fan Text Message System

Fans needing assistance inside Lane Stadium can contact the event management staff by sending a text to (540) 739-0089 with a description of your issue or incident and your location within the stadium, including the section, row and seat number. You will receive a replay indicating your message was received and help is on the way. Standard SMS rates apply.

The Fan Text Message System begins operating three hours prior to kickoff.

Stadium Security

Police, ushers and event security personnel are stationed throughout the stadium to provide assistance to fans during football games.

First Aid (Defibrillators/AEDs)

First aid stations are in the West Side behind Section 20 and in the East Side behind Sections 1 and 31. The South End Zone station is located behind Section 202. There is a doctor on call at all times (540) 231-4915. Fans can ask for assistance from rescue squad members stationed at various portals around the stadium. Event staff members are available to help in locating first aid assistance.

This is a service provided by Virginia Tech Athletics and the Virginia Tech Rescue Squad.

Lane Stadium Amenities Map

Lost & Found

Lost and found will be operated at the south tower lobby on the West Side (next to Gate 4). Items can be claimed following the game and items not claimed will be kept until the end of the season. To contact lost and found throughout the season, contact one of the following three departments: Game Operations – (540) 231-9963, Lane Stadium – (540) 231-6067, or Virginia Tech Police Department – (540) 231-6411.

Meeting Places

In case you get separated from your family or friends, please plan ahead to have two designated meeting places, one inside the stadium (such as your gate, seat or favorite concession stand) and another outside the stadium (such as a predetermined landmark like the Cassell Coliseum bus circle or a parking space). If you need assistance, contact the nearest usher or police officer.

Ticket Information

Buy Tickets

Everyone, regardless of age, must have a ticket.

To expedite entry into stadium, we recommend that each individual hold their own ticket to optimize scanning procedures. All tickets will be electronically scanned to verify authenticity. Tickets will be scanned as patrons enter the stadium, and once a ticket has been scanned, it cannot be reused by another guest.

Fans cannot leave the stadium and be readmitted.

Assistance with any ticket problem can be obtained by contacting the Virginia Tech Athletics Ticket Office at (540) 231-6731 or (800) VA-TECH-4 (828-3244).

The Athletics Ticket Office is located in Lane Stadium, next to Gate 4.

Public Will Call is located at Gate 4 in the West South Tower complex. It is open four hours prior to game time and remains open through the end of the first half.

Player/Guest Will Call is also located at Gate 4 in the West South Tower complex. It is open two hours prior to game time and remains open through the end of the first half.

If available, game day tickets are on sale at the stadium at least three hours prior to game time and remain on sale through the end of the first half.

If available, future game tickets are sold at the Lane Stadium ticket office until one hour prior to kickoff.

Parking & Traffic

GENERAL INFORMATION

Game day parking for all lots surrounding Lane Stadium is reserved for pass holders. Donors who have previously requested and paid for parking permits will receive their passes in the mail before the season. Improperly parked vehicles or those found in a restricted area will be towed at the owner's expense. Towed vehicles may be claimed by contacting Virginia Tech Police at (540) 231-6411.

MORE INFORMATION, please visit: Virginia Tech Football Fan Guide

PREGAME ROAD CLOSURES

Three-and-a-half (3.5) hours before kickoff, Beamer Way will be closed to all vehicle traffic from the entrance of Lots 2 & 4 to the intersection of Washington Street.

OFF CAMPUS PARKING/SHUTTLES

Blacksburg Transit Fare on Virginia Tech Football Game Days

Blacksburg Transit offers service on all buses and shuttles on football game day(s). In addition to regular fixed-route service, Blacksburg Transit runs extra buses on regular routes to facilitate large crowds. BT also offers shuttle service from public parking at P2 (Blacksburg Middle School), located at 3109 Prices Fork Road, to Lane Stadium.

50 per riderBeginning of service until three hours prior to kickoff
$5 per rider*Three hours prior to kickoff, until kickoff
Fare Free*From kickoff until 3 hours after end of game
50 per riderFrom 3 hours after the end of game until the end of service

* Exception: The game-day fare structure above is not applicable to passengers on The Explorer, Go Anywhere or Two Town Trolley. Monthly passes and Hokie passports are valid all day on game day.

Most of the parking lots listed below are within walking distance of Lane Stadium, while others have game day football shuttle service provided by Blacksburg Transit. If you have special needs due to a disability or injury, parking is available with transportation provided by BT Access shuttle service. For more information on game day parking lots and transportation, please visit our website at www.btransit.org or call (540) 961-1185.

If you have any questions about assigned parking or tickets from Virginia Tech, please call (800) 828-3244.

P2/Blacksburg Middle School: Shuttle service available beginning three hours prior to kickoff. Parking is $12 per vehicle and located at 3109 Prices Fork Rd; parking fees support local school programs. See adjacent column for applicable bus fares (rate subject to change).

Gilbert Linkous Elementary: Route buses will serve existing bus stops on the Gilbert Linkous Elementary side of Toms Creek Road during Football games. Please wait at designated BT stops. Parking is $8 per vehicle and located at 813 Toms Creek Rd.; parking fees support local school programs. See below for applicable bus fares (rate subject to change). Harding Avenue Elementary School: 22 minutes walking time to stadium. Parking is $8 per vehicle and located at 429 Harding Ave. Fees support local school programs (rate subject to change).

Margaret Beeks Elementary: 17 minutes walking time to stadium. Parking is $8 per vehicle and located at 709 Airport Rd. Fees support local school programs (rate subject to change).

Kent Square Parking Garage: 15 minutes walking time to stadium. Parking is $25 per vehicle or $130 season pass; $40 per vehicle for a reserved rooftop space, or $230 for a season rooftop space. Rates subject to change. Call (540) 443-3542 or email kentsquare@parkinc.com. The lot is located at 207 Draper Rd. (rate subject to change).

Airport-West Runway Lot: 10 minutes walking time to stadium. Parking is $20 per vehicle, cars/trucks only. RV information can be found on below. The lot is located on Research Center Drive (rate subject to change).

Upper & Lower Municipal Lots: 15 minutes walking time to stadium. $160 season pass – Call (540) 558-0746. Lot is located at 300 S. Main Street. Proceeds support the Blacksburg Museum & Cultural Foundation.

For more information visit www.btransit.org or call (540) 961-1185.

RV PARKING

Hokie Club members who have purchased parking passes for RV's are located either in Lot 3 or 16. In order to park in either of these lots a season parking pass must have been purchased in advance.

Public RV parking is available at the Virginia Tech/Montgomery Executive Airport, University Golf Course, and Lot 17.

The Virginia Tech/Montgomery Executive Airport runway field perimeter RV spaces are purchased in advance for the season. A limited number of individual game RV spaces will also be available in the center of the runway field and in the grass area in front of the airport terminal. The spaces are available by 10 a.m. on Friday, prior to a Saturday game. The fee is $350 for each season pass or $75 for individual game parking. RV owners with personal vehicles other than the tow vehicle will be assessed an additional $100 for a season pass (or $20/single game) in addition to the RV. For those who wish to store their RV here between home games (Sept. 8 – Nov. 19), an additional $350 fee will apply for the entire season, or $50 per week. For more information, please contact Lynnette Austin at (540) 231-9463 or by email at laustin.bcb@gmail.com.

The University Golf Course and Lot 17 provide RV individual game parking. The fee is $75 per game in both lots. No RV season parking passes are available for either of the lots.

ACCESSIBLE PARKING

Virginia Tech and BT Access provide parking and transportation for individuals with disabilities or injuries that prevent them from using a regular route vehicle or walking to the stadium. Parking is located in the Special Needs Lot ($20 parking fee, subject to change) in the E-Lot (Lot 20), on Stanger Street near the Perry Street intersection. Access to this lot requires a disabled parking placard or license plate. The BT Access shuttles provide service from the parking area to Gate No. 2 in the southwest corner of the stadium. Event staff will be at the gate to assist you if help is needed in getting to your seat. Shuttle service is available beginning 3 hours prior to kick-off and is also available during and after the game to return to the Special Needs Lot from Gate 2.

To get to the Special Needs Parking Lot: Take Rte 460 to the Prices Fork – Downtown exit, go east towards Virginia Tech, turn right onto Stanger Street, right onto Perry Street and the parking lot will be on the right.

This service is available to individuals and their guests who park in the Special Needs Lot. Information is subject to change, to confirm please visit www.btransit.org or call (540) 961-1185.

Bag Policy

Virginia Tech changed its stadium security regulations in 2016 and will limit fans to one clear plastic bag no larger than 12 inches by 6 inches by 12 inches or a one-gallon, clear, resealable plastic storage bag per person.

Please carefully read the full Prohibited Items list before entering Lane Stadium.

Fans are also allowed a small clutch purse not to exceed 4.5 inches by 6.5 inches. Wallets must also conform to this size requirement.

No other bags will be allowed inside. All items, including clear bags and clutch purses, are subject to search at the gates. No items can be left or stored at the gates.

Permitted/Prohibited Bags Graphic

Prohibited & Permitted Items

Unmanned aircraft restrictions will be implemented in accordance with state and federal laws; specifically, drone use is not authorized on or above campus without approval from the FAA.

Prohibited Items

All persons entering the stadium are subject to search. Virginia Tech reserves the right to examine the contents of any container brought into the venue. To protect the safety of our fans, players, officials and staff, the following items are prohibited.

Please do not attempt to bring these or similar articles into the venue. Items will not be stored at the gate or venue for pickup after the game.

  • Chair backs (Reserve a Hokie Stadium Seat by calling (877) 727-1957 or by logging on to hokieseats.com. Stadium Chair backs are also available on game day for $8.)
  • Alcoholic beverages or other beverages
  • Signs, flags or banners
  • Audio or video recording equipment
  • Fireworks or any explosive
  • Noisemakers
  • Folding chairs
  • Food
  • Illegal drugs
  • Weapons
  • Strollers
  • Umbrellas
  • Selfie stick
  • Smoking - including e-cigarettes - is prohibited inside the venue at all times
  • Large bags/backpacks
  • Diaper bags
  • Pets (except service animals)
  • Unmanned aircraft (drones)
  • Coolers/containers (unless with medical supplies)
  • Cameras with a detachable lens 6 inches or longer

Permitted Items

The following items are permitted inside the venue:

  • Small clutch purses no larger than 4.5 inches by 6.5 inches
  • Mobile phones
  • Binoculars (without case)
  • Seat cushions without arms of pockets
  • Radios with headsets
  • Diapers and non-medically necessary items for babies and young children must be carried in a clear bag

Guidelines for Lane Stadium

The following guidelines apply to all Virginia Tech events at Lane Stadium:

  • All fans regardless of age must have a ticket for admission to Lane Stadium.
  • No pass-out checks (re-entry) are allowed. In the event of inclement weather, please retain your ticket stub for readmission. If the stadium is cleared due to inclement weather, you may reenter the stadium with your ticket stub. Everyone will again be subject to search.
  • This ticket is a revocable license for the ticket holder to gain admission to an event sponsored by Virginia Tech Athletics. Virginia Tech reserves the right, without the refund of any portion of the ticket purchase price, to refuse admission to or eject any patron from the event venue at any time, for any reason permitted by law.
  • Incidents involving lost, stolen or destroyed tickets will be addressed at the Ticket Office with the season ticket holder of record only. Photo identification is required.
  • Dates and times on game tickets are subject to change.
  • University policies and state and federal laws will be in effect.
  • The violation of any rules may prevent admission to a Virginia Tech Athletic event, removal from an event, and jeopardize the violator's admission into subsequent Virginia Tech Athletic events, including the forfeiture of season tickets and the ability to purchase single-game tickets.

Virginia Tech Fan Code of Conduct

Virginia Tech football should be an enjoyable experience for all fans. In order to promote athletic excellence and fan enjoyment, we ask for your assistance in displaying a high degree of sportsmanship at all times.

Virginia Tech reserves the right to remove from the stadium those individuals whose conduct disrupts players, coaches, officials or other fans (e.g., throwing objects, abusive acts or use of vulgar language). NO refunds will be given in these cases. Any person entering the field of play at any time will be subject to arrest.