Making the Most of Your Virginia Football Experience
Virginia opens the 2015 season at UCLA on Sept. 5 and will play its home opener the following Saturday, Sept. 12, against Notre Dame! Kickoff against the Fighting Irish at Scott Stadium is at 3:30 p.m.
The 'Hoos will host seven (7) home games this season: Sept. 12 vs. Notre Dame, Sept. 19 vs. William & Mary, Sept. 25 (Friday) vs. Boise State, Oct. 17 vs. Syracuse, Oct. 31 vs. Georgia Tech, Nov. 21 vs. Duke and Nov. 28 vs. Virginia Tech. For a complete schedule, click here.
Special promotional dates:
Sept. 12 vs. Notre Dame: Paint the Town Orange
Sept. 19 vs. William & Mary: Youth Day
Oct. 17 vs. Syracuse: Homecomings
Nov. 21 vs. Duke: Military Appreciation Day
Nov. 28 vs. Virginia Tech: Senior Day and the Commonwealth Clash, presented by Virginia529
Below you will find everything you need to know to prepare for the season. Click here for Scott Stadium facility information.
The Virginia athletics department is implementing a text message program that enables fans to receive text message alerts in the event of severe weather. To enroll in this program, text FBalerts to 79516. This text message system will only be used for emergency notifications. Standard text message rates for your individual plan apply. To cancel enrollment, text STOP to 7951. For more information, click here.
Interactive Parking Map | Parking Map (pdf file) | Pre-Game Traffic Flow (pdf file) | Post-Game Traffic Flow (pdf file)
Have a reserved parking pass? The lots around the stadium open at 8 a.m. Get to the stadium early to enjoy comraderie with fellow Wahoo fans!
Don't have a reserved parking pass? There are plenty of parking options around Grounds within a 20-minute walk of Scott Stadium, including:
Fontaine Research Park (FREE). There is a nicely lit, pedestrian walkway that leads you to the southwest side of Scott Stadium. This lot typically fills up close to kickoff, so if you plan to park here, arrive early! Approximate walking time: 20 minutes
University Hall and John Paul Jones Arena lots (FREE). Simply walk south on Alderman Road from these lots. Be sure to stop by the Aquatic and Fitness Center (AFC) for Cavalier Fan Fest! Approximate walking time: 20 minutes
Want to park a little closer to the stadium? Check out these parking garages that offer locations within a 10-15 minute walk of Scott Stadium. The fee to park in these garages is $10 per game in advance and $15 on game day.
- Emmett/Ivy Garage
- UVA Health System Garage
Plan on enjoying some downtown Charlottesville attractions prior to the game? There are garages located on Market or Water Street, with parking at $6 per vehicle with proof of your game day ticket. Hop on a shuttle from the Market Street or Water Street bus stops to make your way to the stadium for $5. Remember to have exact change!
Parking is also available at the Central Grounds Garage.
"Countdown to Kickoff" with the Voice of the Cavaliers, Dave Koehn, begins an hour before kickoff and airs on both 97.5 FM-3WV and 1070 AM-WINA. The first half hour of the show is broadcast live at Cav One just outside Cavalier Fan Fest at the Aquatic & Fitness Center (AFC).
Cavalier Fan Fest
Check out the Cavalier Fan Fest at the AFC. Admission is free! The AFC is located across the street from Scott Stadium's north gate at the corner of Alderman Road and Whitehead Road. Fan Fest is open starting two and a half hours before kickoff and closes 30 minutes prior to kickoff.
Inside Cavalier Fan Fest, you can watch games from around the country in HD on 60" LCD televisions. Test your cornhole skills on some Virginia boards - at the end of the season we will crown a champion!
Let the kids burn off some steam on inflatable games, football tosses and a field goal kick. Get ready for the big game with face painting or a receive a temporary tattoo from the Virginia spirit squads! You can have your photo taken in the photo booth with a lifesize image of a Virginia football player, featuring the day's uniform combination.
Be on the lookout for special guests making appearances at Fan Fest, including current Virginia student-athletes and Virginia football alumni.
The AFC is air-conditioned and heated making it convenient for pre-game activities for early-to-late season games!
Want to see the team up close and wish them good luck at the game? Join the Cavalier Marching Band, spirit teams, Cavman and fellow fans at the Wahoo Walk, occurring two hours prior to kickoff in the West parking lot before every game.
The team is dropped off at the Student Activities Building (SAB) and makes its way through the Wahoo faithful into the stadium. Joined by the Cavalier band, this is a tradition you won't want to miss on game day.
The Fontaine and U-Hall/JPJ lots open up three hours prior to kickoff. Tailgating is permitted, including the use of propane grills. Charcoal grills are not allowed. Please note that grilling of any kind is not allowed in any of the enclosed parking garages.
There's plenty of activity around Grounds on game day. You can watch the Cavalier Marching Band's pre-game practice at Carr's Hill Field. The band's practice lasts from four-and-a-half to three hours before kickoff.
Afterwards, visit the historic Lawn or one of the many restaurants or shops along the Corner. You're still only a 20-minute walk from Scott Stadium.
All gates open one and a half (1.5) hours prior to kickoff. You can enter any gate depending upon which direction you approach the stadium. Far right lanes are "Express Lanes" and are for fans without bags. The busiest gate times are 20-30 minutes before kickoff; it always helps to arrive early!
Chairbacks are available to rent for $8 inside the gates.
Inside Scott Stadium
The Cavalier Marching Band will begin its performance approximately 15 minutes before kickoff, which will lead into a popular pre-game tradition, "The Adventures of Cavman." The video sequence features a brand new look this season, and of course, Cavman will vanquish the opponent's mascot before the live Cavalier on horseback leads the team onto the field!
Concessions & Merchandise
There's a variety of food and beverages to choose from at Scott Stadium's concession stands. Click here to review a comprehensive list of where particular products are available at Scott Stadium.
Pepsi products, Aquafina water, and Gatorade are sold throughout the stadium. The main concession stands feature hot dogs, braided pretzels, nachos, popcorn, candy, peanuts, and potato chips.
Domino's Pizza can be found outside sections 113, 119, and 519.
Ben & Jerry's ice cream locations are outside sections 109, 126 and 521.
Also, above the Hill near the Hoo Vision tower, be sure to visit the Hoos on a Roll specialty hot dog stands as well as the grill featuring the "Virginia Burger."
Italian sausages can be purchased in the stands outside sections 109, 127, 505, and 534 while BBQ sandwiches can be purchased outside sections 311, 321, 509 and 523. Wraps and salads are available at the stand outside section 115.
If you're in the mood for chicken, you can find grilled chicken sandwiches at the stands outside sections 113, 117, 118, 511, 520, and 529 while chicken wings and chicken tenders can be purchased at the stands outside sections 108 and 124.
Roasted and flavored shelled peanuts are available at the portable stands outside sections 107 and 126.
The Two Guys Taco portable locations outside sections 107 and 125 feature tacos, burritos, guacamole and chips.
The Two Kings portable locations outside sections 118 and 519 and above the Hill include turkey legs, corn dogs, mac & cheese, kettle corn, and funnel cakes.
You can also find cotton candy, Dippin' Dots, shaved ice, and fresh lemonade stands. Enjoy!
Didn't wear orange and blue to the game, or want to browse the latest Virginia athletics gear and merchandise? Make sure to stop by the Cavalier Team Shop locations inside the East and West gates, behind `Hoo Vision and on the concourse outside Sections 119-120 and 112-113 to check out what's new for 2015. The Cavalier Team Shop features the latest in official Nike sideline gear.
It's Game Time!
Our mission is to create a first-class and fun game day atmosphere, and this starts and ends with `Hoo Vision. The 32' x 57' videoboard shows instant replays throughout the game, so you'll never miss a bit of the action. `Hoo Vision is also your source for up-to-the-minute stats, scoring summaries, out-of-town scores and highlights, player features, exciting videos and more.
New for 2015 is a state-of-the-art LED system which is sure to enhance the atmosphere inside Scott Stadium, especially on key third downs.
When the Cavaliers score a touchdown or field goal, join the Smithfield Celebration! Participate in a time-honored tradition of singing and swaying to the "Good Old Song" - don't know the lyrics? No problem! They'll be shown on `Hoo Vision and you'll learn them in no time. Stay on your feet after the Good Old Song for a rousing rendition of the "Hey Song" (UVA, Go `Hoos Go!). Whether you're in the upper or lower level, keep your eyes peeled for mini footballs being tossed into the crowd, courtesy of Smithfield.
From the Amtrak t-shirt toss to the Pepsi Pulse Dance Off to the Emoji Cam, rest assured you'll be entertained during your time at the stadium.
Tickets are available at multiple price ranges, starting at $18 for William & Mary, $25 for Boise State, Syracuse, Georgia Tech and Duke, and $50 for the Notre Dame and Virginia Tech games.
Additionally, Family Packages are available for the William & Mary, Boise State, Syracuse, Georgia Tech and Duke games. Family Packages include four tickets (more can be added) and four $8 concession vouchers that can be redeemed at any stand in Scott Stadium. It's a great value!
Click here for Virginia football ticket information.
There's nothing like a Saturday in C'ville at Scott Stadium. We look forward to seeing you in orange and blue this fall!
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