Tech football scrimmage now open to public
August 20, 2007

The final full scrimmage for the Virginia Tech football team will now be open to the public, as announced Monday by head football coach Frank Beamer. The scrimmage will be held this Friday, Aug. 24 inside Lane Stadium. This will be fans' last chance to watch the Hokies before their season opener against East Carolina on Sept. 1.

Beamer is encouraging all fans to attend the scrimmage.

"With where we are as a football team, especially in the kicking game, this is the right thing for us," Beamer said. "I think we need people in the stands. This will be the closest we can get to that spring game we missed."

Fans can enter through gates 4 and 5 beginning at 4 p.m. Fans can sit in the west side seats. No cameras or video cameras will be allowed in the stadium. Fans will not be permitted on the field at any time during or after the scrimmage.

Stretching and practice will begin at 4:15 with the scrimmage running from approximately 4:45-6:15 p.m.