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Virginia athletic events for Saturday cancelled

All events on Grounds cancelled due to protest at Emancipation Park


Update, 2:30 p.m. Saturday: UVa has cancelled Sunday evening’s exhibition game between the women’s soccer team and the U18 U.S. Youth National Team, according to a release.

Original story, 12:35 p.m. Saturday: The University of Virginia has announced that all events at the school on Saturday were cancelled because of the “Unite the Right” rally and counter-protest happening in downtown Charlottesville.

This includes the men’s soccer exhibition, which was scheduled to kick off at 1 p.m. at Klockner Stadium, and two programs later this evening at Scott Stadium: Meet the Teams Night and Movie Night. Gates were to open for the latter events at 5 p.m., with a showing of Beauty and the Beast starting at 7:30 p.m.

The full statement from the University:

Due to the ongoing public safety concerns in downtown Charlottesville and as a result of both the City of Charlottesville and the County of Albemarle declaring a local state of emergency, the University of Virginia is cancelling all scheduled events and programming today (Saturday) effective at noon. This cancellation includes all academic programming, the scheduled community discussions taking place in the University Libraries, and all UVA Athletic events and programming. The University is monitoring the developments in Charlottesville and continues to coordinate with state and local law enforcement.

The men's soccer exhibition game vs. Wright State at 1 p.m. and the Football Meet the Team and Movie Night event this evening are both cancelled.

The UVA Medical Center remains open.