Virginia Tech Football Spring Game Information

Event Information

Date/Time: Saturday, April 22 at 2:30 PM
Location: Blacksburg, Va. | Weather | Radar
Stadium: Lane/Worsham Field (Cap. 65,632)
Gates: Open at 12:30 p.m. | NOTE: The Clear Bag policy will be in effect.
Parking: Parking is free and first come, first served | Interactive Map | Information
TV: None
Internet: No Live Stats | Live Audio
Radio: Locally on 105.3 FM
Attending The Game: Please visit our Lane Stadium Fan Guide for all the information you need to know for your visit to Lane Stadium/Worsham Field including prohibited items, disability information, public parking and more. NOTE: The Clear Bag policy will be in effect.

Clear Bag Policy

Schedule of Events

Friday, April 21
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.: Women in Sports Luncheon - Veatch FB Players Lounge
11:00 a.m.: Baseball vs. Georgia Tech (DH) (Free Admission) - English Field at Union Park
12:00 p.m.: Monogram Club Alumni Golf - The River Course
4:00 p.m.: Hokie Club Executive Committee Meeting - Gateway
5:00 p.m.: Relay for Life - Drillfield
5:00 p.m.: Football Alumni Reunion Dinner
6:00 p.m.: Hokie Club Benefactor Gala (invite only) - President's Suite
7:00 p.m.: Softball vs. Marshall (Free Admission) - Tech Softball Park
11:59 p.m.: Parking Lots 1, 3, 4, and Hahn Hurst Close (All vehicles must be removed from Lot 1 or they will be towed)

Saturday, April 22
Game Day

7:00 a.m.: Parking Lots 1, 3, 4 Open - First come, first serve
7:30 a.m.: FCA Breakfast - Burrows-Burleson Tennis Center
9:30 a.m.: Hokie Club Rep Meeting - Bowman Room
Cancelled: Softball vs. Marshall (Doubleheader) (Free Admission) - Tech Softball Park
10:00 a.m. – 1:45 p.m.: Spirit Clinic - Cassell Coliseum Back Gym
10:30 a.m.: Football Student-Athlete Alumni Meeting - Schott Media Center
11:00 a.m.: Beamer Way Closed To All Vehicle Traffic
11:00 a.m.: Hokie Club Annual Membership Meeting - Bowman Room
11:00 a.m. – 1:45 p.m.: Hokie Village (Free Admission) - Moseley Turf Field
11:30 a.m.: Monogram Club General Membership Meeting - SEZ Outdoor Club
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.: SGA 50th Anniversary & Spring Family Weekend Tailgate - Dietrick Lawn
12:00 p.m.: Baseball vs. Georgia Tech (Free Admission) - English Field at Union Park
12:00 p.m.: Hokie Club Annual Membership Meeting Luncheon - Cassell ambulatory (east side)
12:30 p.m.: Gates Open - Lane Stadium
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.: Monogram Club Luncheon - SEZ Outdoor Club
2:30 p.m.: Spring Game (Free Admission) - Lane Stadium
Following Spring Game: Football Player Autograph Session - Approx. 60 minutes - Worsham Field

Sunday, April 23
11:30 a.m.: Women's Tennis vs. Florida State (Free Admission) - Burrows-Burleson Tennis Center
12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.: Help Joey Kick Cancer - Indoor Practice Facility | Donate

Spring Game FAQ

When do gates open?
Gates 1 through 7 will open at 12:30 p.m. (Gate 8 is closed)

What time is kickoff?
2:30 p.m.

Do I need a ticket to attend the spring game?
No, the game is free with no tickets required.

What is the format and scoring system for Saturday’s game?
Saturday’s game will consist of a controlled offense vs. defense scrimmage with some limited special teams situations. Coach Fuente will dress the defense in Maroon (visitor) and the offense in White (home).

Rules and protocol

  • Game will consist of four, 12-minute quarters (running clock) and a 10-minute halftime
  • Quarterbacks will be in gold uniforms with no contact
  • No rush on field goals and PATs
  • In punting situations, only the punter, snapper and return man will be on the field
    • Ball will be placed where the return man fields the ball
  • No kickoffs, ball will be placed on the 35-yard line following scores

Scoring (Defense can only score one way per drive)
Touchdown = 6 points
Field Goal = 3 points
Extra Point = 1 point

Turnover = 7 points
3 & Out = 3 points
Defensive Stop = 1 point

Will the game be televised or broadcast on radio?
Jon Laaser and Mike Burnop will call the action on the Virginia Tech IMG Sports Network with exclusive in-game sideline interviews with coaches and notable returning Tech alums by Andrew Allegretta. Fans in-stadium can listen on 105.3 FM. The broadcast will also be available on on the HokiesXtra App and via TuneIn.

The game will not be televised, but HokieVision will provide full highlights and postgame coverage following the game. Live in-game Tweets will be provided by @VT_Football.

Where can I sit?
Seating is available on the West Side, South End Zone (lower and upper), and North End Zone. Due to renovations, the East Stands (upper & lower) will be closed.

Where can I park?
Parking is available in the lots surrounding the stadium on a first-come, first-served basis.

Is RV parking available?
RV parking is on a first-come first-served basis. The back section of Lot 3 has 18 spaces, once these are filled, RVs will be directed to the cage lot or “B” lot (Prices Fork). RV parking will be available after 5:00 p.m. on Friday. The airport RV lot is also open at no charge.

What accommodations have been made for ADA?
Lot 3 has been reserved for ADA parking. We will also have courtesy shuttles to transport patrons from the lot to the stadium. ADA seating is available on the West Side and Upper South End Zone.

Are the suites open?
Yes. However, you need to contact Carly Northup by Friday, April 21.

Are the clubs open?
The clubs are not open for patrons during the spring game.

Will the ticket office be open if I want to purchase 2017 season tickets?
Yes, the ticket office will open at 11:30 a.m.

Will concessions be available?
Yes, concession stands will open at 12:30 p.m.

Will there be Hokie merchandise to purchase?
Yes, the University Bookstore will have their stadium stores open.

When does Hokie Village open?
The Hokie Village opens at 11:00 a.m. and closes at 1:45 p.m.

Does Beamer Way close at any time?
Yes, Beamer Way will close at 11:00 a.m. and will remain closed until after the game.

Is tailgating permitted?
Yes, it’s encouraged!

Will there be a food drive again this year?

When will there be an autograph session for fans on the field this year?
Yes. Following a cooling off period, fans will be allowed onto the field to get autographs from our student-athletes. This autograph session will last for approximately 60 minutes.

Parking & Events Map

Parking is free and first come, first served