Game Details for Fans - Virginia Tech vs. Delaware

BLACKSBURG – Saturday marks the 2017 home opener for Virginia Tech as the Hokies host Delaware at Lane Stadium. Here's a quick rundown of information for fans to answer the most frequently asked questions leading up to the game.

Social Link to Game Information
http://vthoki.es/Gm1Delaware

Virginia Tech Gameday Fan Guide

http://vthoki.es/FanGuide

* Football gameday parking will open at 7 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 9

Q. Are tickets still available?
A limited number of seats are available while supplies last.

Tickets can be purchased online: http://vthoki.es/tix Or by phone at 540.231.6731 or 800VATECH4.

Tickets can also be purchased in person at the Virginia Tech Athletics Ticket Office during normal hours of operation.

Q. What time is the game and what time do stadium games open?
Saturday’s game time is set for 3:30 p.m. ET at Lane Stadium. Stadium gates open at 1:30 p.m. The Ticket Office will open at 11:30 a.m. and Public Will Call opens at Gate 4 starting at 11:30 a.m.

Q: Any special events for Saturday’s game?

No special events for Saturday’s game, but get there early to tailgate, enjoy Hokie Village and greet the team

Q: What is the halftime entertainment?

Halftime will be performed by the Marching Virginians.

Q: What should I wear?

Show your Hokie pride by wearing MAROON & ORANGE for the game. Saturday is looking like a nice day in Blacksburg with the weather currently forecasting sunny skies all day with highs in the low 70s. The low is set for high 40s and there is just a 10 percent chance of rain.

Q. What time does Hokie Village open and close?
A blast from Skipper will officially open Hokie Village at noon on the field directly west of Lane Stadium across Beamer Way. Hokie Village closes at 2:45 p.m. Hokie Village will feature food trucks from Papa John’s, Grandpa Ike’s, Saucy Swine-O’s and Centerplate concessions. Wrestling will be providing a demonstration for fans while the cheer team will be there signing autographs. Be sure to check out the Virginia Techniques performance as well as the Virginia Tech Drumline. A caricaturist, balloon twister and face painter will be in the Carilion Kid Zone for Hokie Kids’ Club Day.

Q. What weather can we expect for the game?
Saturday’s high temperatures are anticipated in the low 70s and mostly sunny all day with winds light and variable. Sunrise is at approximately 6:59 a.m. and setting at 7:38 p.m. Humidity will be around 59 percent and a 10 percent chance of precipitation during the day. The day will cool off with lows in the upper 40s that night. As always, check for updated forecasts and plan accordingly.

Q. How can I watch the game?
The game is being streamed on ACC Network Extra via WatchESPN.com and the WatchESPN app with Drew Fellios serving as the play-by-play announcer and Forrest Conoly as the analyst.

Here's the WatchESPN link - http://es.pn/2gH1u0C (subject to availability)

Q. How can I listen to the Hokies on the radio?
WBRW 105.3 FM will carry the game in Blacksburg

Follow this link for complete list of IMG Sports Radio Network Affiliates

Satellite Info: Sirius Channel 108 | XM Channel 194 | Internet Channel 956

Listen digitally through the HokiesXtra app or TuneIn

Q. How can I follow the Hokies online?
HokieSports.com will provide comprehensive coverage throughout game day, bringing you closer to the Hokies than anyone else can with photos, videos and insights from inside the team. In addition, @VT_Football on Twitter will have live pregame, in-game and postgame updates.

Q. When/where is “The Hokie Walk” taking place?

Team busses arrive at approximately 1:00 p.m. for The Hokie Walk. Head coach Justin Fuente and the team will walk from the outside the West Side of Lane Stadium on Beamer Way to the team locker room in the Merryman Center. Fans are encouraged to cheer on the team upon arrival.

Q: Are there any road construction issues that could impact my travel plans?

The work has started on the 460/Southgate Connector project. This will impact travel on game day. Current conditions read on the VDot website as follows: Lane closures and activity in the work zone continue. Motorists should use caution in the area and expect delays and lane closures periodically. The athletic department will continually update fans on conditions throughout the season.

More information about the project can be found here - VDot

Q: Where can I find info on Blacksburg Transit?

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 football buses on regular routes to facilitate large crowds. Blacksburg Transit also offers shuttle service from public parking at P2 (map), located at 3109 Prices Fork Road to Lane Stadium.

BT Access provides free ADA shuttle service for passengers with disabilities to and from Lane Stadium. Please call BT Access at 540-961-1803 for more details.

Football Shuttles begin three hours prior to kickoff and run for two hours after each game. Regular fixed-route service is suspended for two hours after each game so that those buses can be used to assist departing fans.

All shuttles will leave from Washington Street, by Cassell Coliseum after the game. BT staff will be available in safety vests to direct passengers.

More information can be found by clicking this link. – Blacksburg Transit

Q. Do the Hokies have a Clear Bag Policy at Lane Stadium?

Yes, the Hokies instituted a new clear bag policy prior to the 2016 season. The following are approved to be carried into Lane Stadium:

Bags that are clear plastic, vinyl or PVC and do not exceed 12” x 6” x12”

One-gallon clear plastic freezer bag (Ziploc bag or similar)

Small clutch bag approximately the size of a hand, with or without a handle or strap and no larger than 4.5” x 6.5”

For more information visit HokieSports.com - Link

Q. What items are restricted or permitted at Lane Stadium?
Lane Stadium has adopted several “best practices” that have been implemented at many major collegiate, professional and entertainment venues nationwide. Providing a safe environment for our guests remains an ongoing priority at Virginia Tech, along with increasing the comfort and efficiency of all individuals entering the facility.

Non-Allowable Items

In order to provide a more enjoyable experience and for the safety of all fans, the following items are not allowed in the stadium:

No Chair backs - Reserve a Hokie Stadium Seat by calling (800) 510-5614 or by logging on to hokieseats.com. Stadium Chair backs are also available on game day for $8.

E-Cigarettes

Selfie Sticks

Alcoholic Beverages or other beverages

Audio or Video recording equipment

Cameras with a detachable lens 6 inches or longer

Coolers/Containers (unless containing medical supplies)

Diaper bags (unless accompanied by a baby)

Fireworks or any Explosive

Folding chairs

Food

Illegal Drugs

Large Bags or Backpacks

Laser Pointers

Noisemakers (Horns, whistles or artificial noisemakers of any kind)

Pets (except service animals for the disabled)

Signs, Flags, or Banners

Strollers

Umbrellas

Weapons

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