Aug. 8, 2017
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Virginia athletics will host two preseason events on Saturday (Aug. 12). The men’s soccer team will play its first exhibition game of the 2017 season against Wright State at 1 p.m. at Klöckner Stadium. The football Meet the Team Day is later that evening with gates opening at 5 p.m. Admission and parking are free for both events.
The Virginia men’s soccer team, ranked No. 13 nationally in the preseason United Soccer Coaches Poll, will play 12 games at Klockner Stadium this year. Gates for Saturday’s match open at noon. There will be a number of youth activities on the lower grass field, including inflatable games, a balloon artist and face painting.
The football Meet the Team Day and annual Movie Night will also include the volleyball and field hockey teams. The parking lots around Scott Stadium will open at 4 p.m. with gates opening at 5 p.m. Inflatable games, a balloon artist and face painting will be available for youth. Members of the field hockey and volleyball teams will greet fans and sign autographs beginning at 6 p.m. and fans will have the opportunity to meet the football team and receive autographs on the field at 6:30 p.m.
Following the autograph session, the popular 2017 film “Beauty and the Beast” will be shown on the Hoo Vision screen at 7:30 p.m. Fans are welcome to watch the movie from the field and are encouraged to bring blankets and lawn chairs. Seating is also available in the stands at Scott Stadium.
Both events will feature giveaways for all fans while supplies last, including Papa John’s pizza, Pepsi products and Nike t-shirts, available in youth and adult sizes. In addition, the first 500 youth in attendance at Scott Stadium will receive a voucher for free Ben & Jerry’s ice cream to be redeemed during the event.
NCAA Quest Begins for Iceland NativeTrack & Field, Cross Country5/24/18A three-time ACC champion in the hammer throw, Virginia junior Hilmar Jonsson competes Thursday at the NCAA East Preliminary meet in Tampa, Fla.Lynch Shines Again in His Season FinaleBaseball5/23/18In what was probably his final appearance for UVA, junior left-hander Daniel Lynch struck out seven Tuesday against Florida State in the ACC tournament.UVA Pioneer Ready for Next ChapterFootball5/21/18Kent Merritt, who's retiring next month from his position in the history department, was among the first African-American football players at Virginia.
Director of News Content
A 1985 graduate of UVA, White worked at the Richmond Times-Dispatch until July 2009. He was honored six times as the state's Sportswriter of the Year.
Jeff White: UVA Pioneer Ready for Next Chapter
Football | 5/21/2018
Kent Merritt, who's retiring from his position in the history department, was among the players...
Kickoff Times Announced for Three Virginia Home Games
Football | 5/18/2018
As part of the announcement of early-season football television selections, the Atlantic Coast...
Jeff White: Shared Vision Unites Mendenhall, Williams
Football | 5/17/2018
Virginia's new athletics director, Carla Williams, has formed a strong working relationship with ...
Virginia Football Single-Game Tickets on Sale
Football | 5/17/2018
Single-game tickets for all seven home games of the 2018 Virginia Football season go on sale...
Playing Careers End for Kirven and Trucilla
Football | 5/11/2018
Virginia football head coach Bronco Mendenhall announced today defensive linemen John Kirven (Ral...
Vittese and Kiser Claim UVA Top Honors
Football | 5/2/2018
Tara Vittese (field hockey) and Micah Kiser (football) were honored as Virginia’s top male ...
Jeff White: Wrapping Up Spring Football
Football | 05/01/2018
There's no denying his potential, but wideout Hasise Dubois has much room to improve, his coaches...
DL Dylan Thompson Transfers to Virginia from Ohio State
Football | 04/30/2018
Ohio State defensive lineman Dylan Thompson (Addison, Ill.) has announced he will transfer to...
- Online Stores