Last week, Virginia announced that the football program had added three future matchups against Liberty, to take place in 2020, 2029 and 2030, in case any fans were already booking hotel rooms in Charlottesville.
With the addition, the Cavaliers and the Flames are slated for six contests over the next 13 years. As we previously reported, Virginia will be paying Liberty $500,000 to play in Charlottesville in 2018, and $700,000 in 2019. Liberty will pay Virginia $150,000 to travel to Lynchburg in 2027.
We just received the latest contract for the three additional games. Virginia will pay liberty $500,000 for each of 2020 and 2030, while Liberty will pay Virginia $250,000 to travel to Lynchburg for the 2029 game.
Assuming all the games will actually be played as agreed, Liberty will be netting a hefty $1.8 million over the course of the six games, which isn’t too bad for an in-state program who just recently announced it plans to reclassify to play in the FBS starting in 2019.
What do you think — is this price tag worth it for the Hoos? How do you weigh the risks and rewards of playing a fellow Virginia team?