A Message to Tech Supporters
Since its first full season of play in 1966, Lane Stadium has grown into one of the finest and loudest stadiums in college football. Thousands of excited Hokie fans look forward to the fall when they make their annual pilgrimage to Blacksburg to cheer on their beloved Hokies. Lane Stadium today is one of the toughest venues in which visiting teams compete. With the nationally recognized “Enter Sandman” music video bringing the Hokies out of the tunnel, there is no better game-day atmosphere in college football.
Since ACC expansion in 2004, the Virginia Tech Athletic Fund, Inc (Hokie Club) has raised over $200 million for Intercollegiate Athletics. A large part of our success is due to the support of the Hokie Nation. The competitive environment of college athletics, especially in the ACC, grows more intense every year. To recruit and support the best student-athletes in the country, we must provide the best in facilities for them to train and compete.
Since the initial reseating in 2005, there has been very little movement within the stadium for generous supporters who have upgraded their giving level and those new donors who have joined the Hokie Nation. Our guiding principles in reseating Lane Stadium for the second time remain the same as they were in 2005: (1) to reward those donors who have supported the athletics program, (2) display fairness through seating and parking assignments, and (3) recognize the impact of your donations and season ticket loyalty to our program.
The Point Priority System and the Integrated Loyalty Ladder, simply known as the “Ladder” will again be the fundamental method used to reseat Lane Stadium. It integrates athletic giving and continuous years of season ticket purchases for an equitable priority order by which season tickets are selected. This process will be applied to Hokie Club members and all season ticket holders. Parking will be selected by qualifying members based upon their Hokie Club point priority ranking.
New for 2012 will be an online service that allows each qualifying person to select their seats and parking space. This technology has been used recently by other peer institutions and will allow real time data on what seats and parking spaces are available prior to your appointed selection time. You will have the capability to compare multiple seat locations and become familiar with the web based program in the months leading up to the spring of 2012.
We recognize there will be questions and concerns about the process. Many questions have been addressed in the frequently asked questions section of this brochure. However, please do not hesitate to contact the Hokie Club office at 540-231-6618 or Athletics Ticket Office at 1-800-828-3244 or 540-231-6731 with your specific questions.
We encourage you to read through this publication carefully and familiarize yourself with the new information and the timeline for implementation. Thank you for your continued support of our student-athletes and Virginia Tech Athletics.
Director of Athletics
Senior Director of Development
for Intercollegiate Athletics