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Making the Most of Your Virginia Football Experience

Below you will find everything you need to know to prepare for the season. Click here for Scott Stadium facility information.

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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, 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

Pre-Game 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 is open starting 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 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!



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.

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. 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


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.

New for 2016:
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 West gate 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.

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 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 2016.  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.

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 t-shirts being tossed into the crowd.

Ticket Information


Tickets are available at multiple price ranges, starting at $12 for Richmond, $25 for Central Michigan and $35 for ACC opponents Pitt, North Carolina, Louisville and Miami.

Additionally, Cavalier Value Packages are available for every home game other than Richmond.  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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