Game Details for Fans - Virginia Tech vs. Old Dominion

BLACKSBURG – Saturday marks the White Effect, Military Appreciation and Hall of Fame game for Virginia Tech as the Hokies host Old Dominion at Lane Stadium. Here's a quick rundown of information for fans to answer the most frequently asked questions leading up to the game.

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Virginia Tech Gameday Fan Guide

* Football gameday parking will open at 7 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 23

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

Tickets can be purchased online: 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 2 p.m. ET at Lane Stadium. Stadium gates open at Noon. The Ticket Office will open at 10 a.m. and Public Will Call opens at Gate 4 starting at that time.

Q: Any special events for Saturday’s game?
Lots of special events for Saturday’s game! It’s the annual White Effect game as well as Military Appreciation. In addition, the Hokies will recognize the 2017 Hall of Fame class during the game. The first 5,000 fans at Gates 6 & 7 or Hokie Village will receive white jersey rally towels. In addition, the U.S. Air Force will be sending two aircraft from the Virginia National Guard’s 192nd Fighter Wing at Langley Air Force Base to fly over the stadium during the National Anthem. Fans are encouraged to share their pictures and videos of the flyover on social media using #AFFlyover. (The flyover is subject to change based on weather and operational barriers.)

Q: What is the halftime entertainment?
Halftime will be performed by all three bands in attendance. The Virginia Tech bands, Marching Virginians and Highty Tighties will be joined by the ODU band. Tech will also recognize the 2017 Hall of Fame class.

Q: What should I wear?
Show your Hokie pride by wearing WHITE for the game. You can purchase the 2017 White Effect T-Shirt at University Bookstores, Hokie Village and Lane Stadium shops – a portion of the proceeds benefits the Fisher House. Saturday is looking like a really nice day in Blacksburg with the weather currently forecasting sunny skies all day with highs in the low 80s. The low is set for mid 50s 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 10:30 a.m. on the field directly west of Lane Stadium across Beamer Way. Hokie Village closes at 1:15 p.m. Hokie Village will feature food trucks from Papa John’s, Big Lick Ice Cream, Saucy Swine-O’s and Centerplate concessions. Wrestling will be providing a demonstration for fans while the cheer team, High Techs and Drumline will be performing. Softball and Women’s Soccer will be on hand signing autographs. As always there will be inflatables and yard games.

Q. What weather can we expect for the game?
Saturday looks like it is going to be a beautiful day in Blacksburg with high temperatures anticipated in the low 80s and mostly sunny all day with winds light and variable. Sunrise is at approximately 7:10 a.m. and setting at 7:16 p.m. Humidity will be around 64 percent and a 10 percent chance of precipitation during the day. The day will cool off with lows in the mid 50s that night. As always, check for updated forecasts and plan accordingly.

Q. What TV channel is the game on?
The game is being streamed on ACC Network Extra with Dave Weekly serving as the play-by-play announcer and John Gregory as the analyst. The game will be available online through WatchESPN -

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 93 | XM Channel 203 | Internet Channel 963
Listen digitally through the HokieSports app or TuneIn

Q. How can I follow the Hokies online? 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 11:30 a.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 - 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 Stadium Chair backs are also available on game day for $8.

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
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

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