Tech urges fans to purchase spring game tickets in advance
April 2, 2003

In order to alleviate waiting in long lines before the kickoff of the Maroon-White spring game on April 19th, the Virginia Tech athletics department is urging Tech fans to purchase their tickets in advance from the Virginia Tech Ticket Office in Cassell Coliseum. Tickets may be purchased by calling the ticket office at 1-800-VATECH4 or also on-line at www.hokietickets.com (Click on Purchase New Tickets). Any ticket purchased before April 11th will be mailed to the customer. Customers should purchase tickets after that date in advance at the Tech ticket office. There will be no public will call on the day of the game.

The Tech ticket office in Cassell Coliseum will be open at 9 a.m. and the ticket booths at the stadium will open at 11:30 a.m. on the day of the game. Tickets cost $5 a piece. Fans under 18 years of age and Virginia Tech students with ID will be admitted free to the spring game.

Parking is free to the public. Regular-season parking lots will be used on a first-come, first-serve basis. Those lots will open at 8 a.m. on game day.

All proceeds from the game will go toward the Rayna DuBose Fund. DuBose was a freshman center on the Virginia Tech women's team last year who was stricken with a rare brain and spinal cord bacterial infection, meningococcal meningitis, that caused her to lose parts of all four of her limbs. The fund was established to help defray some of the medical expenses.

The annual Maroon-White game kicks off at 2 p.m. on April 19th. The game will be played at Lane Stadium/Worsham Field.