July 29, 2015
Renovation of Lane Indoor Club Seats almost complete
Refurbished areas, new televisions and upgraded sound system just a few of the new amenities being offered to seat holders starting this season

BLACKSBURG – A little more than a year ago, the Virginia Tech athletics department invested financial resources in improving the outdoor club seating areas at Lane Stadium, installing larger seats, widening the rows and replacing televisions in the club areas to enhance the game-day experience.

This summer, the indoor club areas have been getting the facelift.

The athletics department is spending more than $400,000 to renovate the indoor club areas, improving aesthetics, providing more amenities and overall giving fans more value for their game-day investments. The facelift will be done by the first game of this season.

“Each year, we want our fans to see continued improvement in everything that we do. After looking at these areas, analyzing our postgame surveys and in talking with seat holders, we felt that we needed to move forward with a renovation,” Tech Director of Athletics Whit Babcock said. “Our club seat holders are investing a lot with us, and we’re appreciative of that. We’re going to make sure they have the best possible experience.

“I really think there’s going to be a ‘wow’ factor when this project is done. Once our fans see it and find out all we’re offering, I think they’re going to extremely pleased.”

Some of the work going on includes reconfiguring spaces for serving food, while also improving the flow of traffic. Workers also are installing 10 new 48-inch flatscreen, high-definition televisions along the bulkhead of each club, and they’re also placing three monitors in each club that will provide general information about Tech athletics (game times, schedules, events, etc.).

In addition, the sound system is being improved, and new chargers are being installed throughout each club to allow people to charge their personal devices (phones, iPads, etc.). Plans remain for a graphics package to be put up on the walls of each club, though that might not be ready for the opener.

Athletics department officials also will be offering more in the way of amenities. A new DirecTV package allows for the showing of more games, and there will be enhanced WiFi connectivity added to the clubs. Improved food options will be available, and for the first time, department officials plan on offering enhanced beverage options.

All this comes in addition to what seat holders already receive, which includes a chair-back seat with a cup holder in a climate-controlled environment. They also have access to private restrooms and elevator access, have the opportunity to purchase parking while available, and see any seat purchases applied to their Hokie Club point priority ranking. Up to 80 percent of their purchases are tax deductible as well.

There are seats still available for the 2015 season. In fact, there are few better ways to watch the Hokies take on Ohio State on Labor Day night than with a club seat, while also receiving these amenities.

The cost is $2,350 per seat, which includes a $500 donation to the annual scholarship fund, a $1,500 capital improvement gift and the $350 season ticket ($500 + $1,500 + $350 = $2,350).

To order, please click here. For more information, please contact the Virginia Tech Athletics Ticket Office at 1-800-VA TECH4.

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