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Athletics Facility Policies

Code of Conduct

University of Virginia athletics events should be an enjoyable experience for all guests. To promote athletic excellence and fan enjoyment, we ask for your assistance in displaying a high degree of sportsmanship at all times.

Prohibited Items

  • Artificial noisemakers
  • Balls, Frisbees, lacrosse sticks, and similar items
  • Containers (including plastic or glass bottles, cans, coolers, or flasks)
  • Food and Beverages
  • Strollers (except umbrella strollers) - Prohibited at Scott Stadium Only
  • Umbrellas - Prohibited at Scott Stadium Only
  • Weapons

*The University of Virginia reserves the right to prohibit any item deemed hazardous or disruptive to the athletics event or the enjoyment of the event by other guests.

All guests are subject to inspection and search for prohibited items. Event staff will examine the contents of bags, jackets, pockets, or any other personal item before admitting guests to the facility. In order to expedite entrance into the facility, it is recommended that guests not bring bags to events and arrive early at the facility gates.


Alcoholic beverages or containers of any kind are not permitted to enter athletics facilities. Persons identified with alcohol will be asked to leave the premises. Intoxicated guests will be subject to removal from the facility.


Animals are not permitted in or around athletics facilities grounds, with the exception of trained service animals for our guests with disabilities.

Banners, Signs, and Flags

Banners, signs, and flags are allowed in athletics facilities provided they do not impede another guest's view of the competition, cover any facility signage, and/or are not attached to the facility. Banners, signs, and flags on poles or sticks are prohibited. Athletics Event Management reserves the right to remove any banner, sign, or flag that is in violation of the policy.


Cameras with lenses less than six inches are allowed, however flash photography and stands/tripods are prohibited.

Disability Accommodations

The University of Virginia provides accommodations for guests with disabilities at all athletics facilities.

Click here for information regarding accessible seating.

Parking for guests with accessibility needs is available on a first-come, first served basis for all athletics events. For detailed parking locations, please click here.

Field/Court Access Prohibited

In accordance with Atlantic Coast Conference and University of Virginia policies, guests are prohibited from coming onto the field or court at any time. Only participants, coaches, officials, and authorized personnel shall be allowed in the competition area before, during, and at the conclusion of the competition. This policy is for the safety of our guests, the officials, student-athletes, and coaches.

Gate Openings

All gates open 90 minutes before each home football event at Scott Stadium (change for the 2015 season from 2 hours).

All gates open 90 minutes before each home men's basketball game at John Paul Jones Arena.

All gates open 60 minutes before each home women's basketball game at John Paul Jones Arena (change for the 2015-16 season from 90 minutes).

Gates open one hour before each home baseball game at Davenport Field.

Gates open at least one hour before all men's and women's soccer and men's and women's lacrosse home events at Klöckner Stadium.

Gates open one hour before each home volleyball and wrestling event at Memorial Gymnasium and each field hockey event at the University Hall Turf Field.

Guests are encouraged to check the specific sport page at for the latest information.


The University of Virginia strives to protect life and property by reducing the risks posed to University buildings, property and occupants from the use and operation of an open burn and open flame. By this policy, charcoal grills are prohibited in parking lots. Propane grills are only allowed if the propane tank is less than 5 pounds. Open flames other than grills are prohibited.

Lost and Found

Football events: Lost and Found station is located at the South Concourse behind Section 116.

Basketball events: Lost and Found station is located at the guest services desk behind Section 308.

Lost and found at all other events will be found at the main ticket entrance.

Lost and found items will be held at the above locations until the facility closes for each event. Following each event, items will be taken to the Facilities & Operations Office located in University Hall. Contact telephone is 434-982-5022.


Event day parking information for each facility can be found by clicking here.


Re-entry into Scott Stadium and John Paul Jones Arena is prohibited.

Scott Stadium Chairbacks

Chairbacks are available for season and game-by-game rentals. Football season ticketholders may request for chairbacks to be installed at their seats for the entire season. Contact the Ticket Office at (800) 542-8821 or click here for more information regarding season chairbacks.

Single game rentals will be sold at all gates for $7 on football event days. The chairbacks must be left in the seats following the event.


The University of Virginia prohibits smoking in all of its facilities, including athletics facilities. There are designated smoking areas at Scott Stadium's southwest and east gates. An outdoor smoking area is available near sections 301 and 315 of John Paul Jones Arena.

Solicitation & Distribution

Solicitation and distribution of non-approved items is prohibited in or around University Grounds and athletics facilities. This includes newspapers, items for sale, campaign and political items, etc.

Throwing Objects

For safety reasons, throwing objects in any athletics facility is prohibited. Violators are subject to removal from the facility.


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