The Virginia Football 2018-19 season debut is delayed until 6:40pm as Charlottesville is experiencing some lightning. Fans have been told to shelter in place, and as of 6:10, fans were allowed to enter Scott Stadium.
Due to severe weather in the area, fans are advised to shelter in place. The gates to Scott Stadium are closed at this time.— Virginia Football (@UVAFootball) September 1, 2018
On Grounds shelter information: https://t.co/Ei1nBJMIG7
Monitor UVA social media for updates.
Also radio: 1070AM or 97.5FM
You can find a map of locations to shelter in place here.
There is no official delay of start time, but according to Brad Franklin of Cavs Corner, the countdown clock has been stopped.
We will update you here with information as we get it. You can also sign up for updates from UVA via text:
Fans can join a text message program to receive text alerts in the event of severe weather. To enroll, text FBalerts to 79516. The system will only be used for emergency notifications. Standard text message rates apply. To cancel enrollment, text STOP to 79516.— Virginia Football (@UVAFootball) September 1, 2018
#UVa officials are saying everything is delayed for "an unspecified" amount of time. No rain yet but it looks daunting.— Jerry Ratcliffe (@JerryRatcliffe) September 1, 2018
There will be a delay of some sort thanks to the weather, but no time has been set.
We are still in a weather alert at Scott Stadium. Once gates have reopened and kickoff has been determined we will update you here.— Virginia Football (@UVAFootball) September 1, 2018
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Weather advisory language that was on the jumbotron is gone now and the clock is set at 25 minutes, though it is not running yet.— Brad Franklin (@Cavs_Corner) September 1, 2018
We have reopened the gates at Scott Stadium for fans to enter. Kickoff vs. Richmond is set for 6:40 p.m. #GoHoos— Virginia Football (@UVAFootball) September 1, 2018
Sounds like the pregame festivities will be truncated to just the national anthem after the teams warm up.