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Your Guide to Game Day at Scott Stadium!
Next Home Game: Friday, Nov. 24 at 8 p.m. vs. Virginia Tech

Below you will find everything you need to know to prepare for the season. Click here for Scott Stadium facility information.  Looking for single-game promotional dates? Click here.

The Virginia athletics department has implemented 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 79516. For more information, click here.

Parking Information

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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.  The Fontaine Research Park (FREE) has 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 is 20 minutes.

FREE parking is also available in the University Hall and John Paul Jones Arena lots. 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 is 20 minutes.

Want to park a little closer to the stadium? The Emmet/Ivy, UVA Health System and Central Grounds Garages are within a 10-15 minute walk of Scott Stadium. The UVA Health System garage fee to park per game is $10 in advance and $15 on game day.  Season passes are also available.  The Emmet/Ivy and Central Grounds garages fee to park per game is $15 and available on game day only.

The City of Charlottesville will provide Free Trolley service from downtown to Central Grounds on Saturdays from 6:35 a.m. until 11:30 p.m. The Free Trolley runs approximately every 15 minutes depending on traffic and picks up fans at 615 E. Water Street (Downtown Station). Passengers heading to Scott Stadium should use either the Jefferson Park Avenue at Cabell Hall bus stop (#11155) or the Emmet Street at Central Grounds Parking Garage bus stop (#10472). 

Virginia football ticket holders can also ride Route 7 for free simply by showing their printed or mobile game ticket. Free rides will be honored from three (3) hours prior to kickoff until two (2) hours post-game. Route 7 serves bus stops near the downtown parking garages and along Emmet Street by University Hall and John Paul Jones Arena. For more information on Charlottesville Area Transit, click here.

Pregame Information

Tune In!

"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

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 opens two 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 our custom UVA boards! 

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 climate controlled making it convenient for pregame activities for early-to-late season games!



The Fontaine and U-Hall/JPJA lots open 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 parking garages.

Around Grounds

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.

Gates Opening

All gates open one and a half (1.5) hours prior to kickoff. Fans can enter any gate they choose. 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!

Want to be comfortable in your seat?  Cavalier Seats with padded seats and backs are available for rent inside the gates for $8.

Inside Scott Stadium


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.

Featured items include:
Bottomless sodas!  Purchase a bottomless soda, get a custom sticker, and enjoy free refills throughout the game when purchased.  

1-Liter waters are also now available at portable locations.

Einstein Bros. offers salads, wraps and sandwiches at the stand outside Section 315.

Chick-Fil-A sandwiches are located at the East and West gates by the Cavalier Team Shop.

A barbecue smoker will be stationed in the northwest corner of the stadium cooking smoked pork barbecue all game long!

Returning favorites:
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.

Ben & Jerry's ice cream locations are outside sections 109, 126 and 521.

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 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!

Gear Up!

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 2017.  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.  A state-of-the-art LED system was installed in 2015 to help enhance the atmosphere inside Scott Stadium, especially on key third downs.  The LED system also features closed captioning on the northeast and northwest corners.

CBS 19's Tara Wheeler is back in her role as our in-game host!  You may remember Tara as the previous in-game host at Virginia Men's Basketball home games.  Another key player is our new DJ, Ron Manila.  Ron comes to us from the Richmond Flying Squirrels and also has experience with Rugged Maniac. He'lll keep you entertained all game and get you especially pumped when the Hoos are on defense!

When the Cavaliers score a touchdown or field goal, join in the 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.

Ticket Information


Tickets are available at multiple price ranges, starting at $15 for William & Mary, $23 for Indiana and UConn, $28 for ACC games against Duke, Boston College and Georgia Tech and $65 for the regular season finale against Virginia Tech.

Additionally, Cavalier Value Packages are available for multiple games (all but Virginia Tech) in Upper Yellow end zone ticket locations. Each ticket comes with a voucher, to be used at that day's game, redeemable for $8 worth of concession purchases.  Sales for Cavalier Value Packages end on the Thursday evening eight days prior to the game. It's a great value!

Online ticket sales through including mobile friendly purchasing are available 24 hours a day and can be purchased until kickoff.  There are no additional fees for purchasing online or mobile when your tickets are delivered via print-at-home (pdf) or to a mobile device.

  • Gameday ticket office opens 2 hours prior to game.
  • Stadium gameday ticket sales begin 2 hours prior to game at both the East and West ticket offices.
  • Player guest entrance for both teams is located at East ticket office and opens 90 minutes prior to game.
  • Public will call is located at East ticket office and opens 2 hours prior to game.
  • High school recruit entrance is located at East ticket office and opens 90 minutes prior to game.
  • High school coach entrance is located at West ticket office and opens 90 minutes prior to game.
  • Dedicated ticket services windows are located at both the East and West ticket offices.

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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