Game Details for Fans - No. 14 Virginia Tech vs. North Carolina

BLACKSBURG – Saturday marks the annual Homecoming and Orange Effect game for Virginia Tech as the Hokies North Carolina at Lane Stadium. Beginning at 9 a.m. the Homecoming Parade will be held downtown. 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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* Football gameday parking will open at 7 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 21

Q. Are tickets still available?
No, this game is SOLD OUT.

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 that time.

Q: Any special events for Saturday’s game?
There are many special events for this week’s game as Saturday marks 2017 Homecoming when the queen and king will be announced. It is also the annual Orange Effect game.

There are many events during Homecoming Weekend:
Thursday – 7 p.m. Women’s Soccer vs. North Carolina, Thompson Field

Friday – 4 p.m. Swimming & Diving vs. Queens, VMI, Liberty (women), Christiansburg Aquatic Center
6:30 p.m. Volleyball vs. Wake Forest, Cassell Coliseum
9 p.m. Hokie Hoops Madness, Cassell Coliseum, Cassell Coliseum

Sunday – 1 p.m. Volleyball vs. Duke, Cassell Coliseum, Thompson Field
2:30 p.m. Men’s Soccer vs. North Carolina, Thompson Field
5 p.m. Women’s Soccer vs. NC State, Thompson Field

Q: What is the halftime entertainment?
Halftime will be the crowning of the Homecoming King and Queen.

Q: What should I wear?
Show your Hokie pride by wearing ORANGE for the Orange Effect game. You can pick up the annual Orange Effect t-shirt at campus bookstores. Saturday is looking like a nice day in Blacksburg with the weather currently is forecasting partly cloudy skies all day with highs in the mid 70s and 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 Zaxby’s, Grandpa Ike’s, Saucy Swine-O’s and Centerplate concessions. The Marching Virginians Drumline will perform and the Virginia Tech volleyball, wrestling and women’s basketball teams will be out there signing autographs.

Q. What weather can we expect for the game?
Saturday should be a nice fall day in Blacksburg with temperatures anticipated in the mid 70s; mix of sunshine and clouds all day with winds light and variable. Sunrise is approximately 7:35 a.m. and sunset at 6:36 p.m. Humidity will be around 61 percent and a 10 percent chance of rain during the day. The day will cool off with temperatures in the mid 40s. As always, check for updated forecasts and plan accordingly.

Q. What TV channel is the game on?
The game is being broadcast on ESPN2 with Mike Patrick serving as the play-by-play announcer, Tommy Tuberville as the analyst and Paul Carcaterra on the sideline.

The game will also be available online through WatchESPN - (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 193 | Internet Channel 955
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 1 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 - 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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