BLACKSBURG – The Virginia Tech football team will hold the second of its open practices Saturday starting at 11 a.m. inside Lane Stadium, but parking will be affected by the University’s 3.2 Run in Remembrance.
Because of the race, fans coming to the practice will need to park in the Chicken Hill lot, or lot 5, located at the corner of Tech Center Drive and Southgate, or Lot 4. Lots 1, 2 and 3 will all be inaccessible until after the run is completed and the route has been cleared, which is expected to be right around the start time of the practice. Spring Road, Washington Street and other main roads on the south end of campus will be closed from 8 a.m. until the run is over, thus the Chicken Hill Lot and Lot 4 will be the only lots guaranteed to be accessible.
Lot 4 will be open for softball fans coming to Tech Softball Park for the Virginia doubleheader (noon start), but will only be accessible via Southgate Road. Chicken Hill is the other option for that event, as well.
The only gate open will be gate 3, at the southwest corner of the stadium by the John Moody Flagpole Plaza. Fans will be allowed to sit on the west side of the stadium only. There will be no entrance to the field after the scrimmage.
The run begins at 9 a.m. in front of Eggleston Hall on the Drillfield and winds through campus, eventually going through/past Lane Stadium. Please note that the route does include Lane Stadium by entering through the tunnel that the football team enters through for every home game, but this will close just before 10 a.m. for the scrimmage. At that point, runners will be directed down Spring Road on the outside of the stadium and to turn left into the South End Zone Lot to begin the final portion of the run.
To find more information on the run, click here.
To find the route map, click here.
Tech will have a third open practice/scrimmage on April 19 and will wrap up its spring practice session with the annual Maroon-White Spring Game on Saturday, April 26 at 2 p.m.
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