In an email to fans on Wednesday afternoon, Virginia Cavaliers athletic director Carla Williams announced that individual tickets for the Nov. 29 game against the Virginia Tech Hokies will be limited to those who held season tickets in 2018 or donate $100 to the Virginia Athletics Foundation in 2019.
“I have been a part of many rivalry games as a student-athlete, coach and administrator. These games are very important and mean more to all of us. Home field advantage matters. Home field advantage especially matters to our coaches and student-athletes,” Williams wrote in explaining the decision. “We are working extremely hard to set a new standard and it will take all Cavalier fans to help us make this happen.”
In recent years, Virginia Tech fans have filled Scott Stadium in droves for the two teams’ annual battle, notably in 2015 as former VT head coach Frank Beamer’s final regular season game saw Tech rally from a fourth-quarter deficit to keep The Streak (and their bowl streak) alive with a late field goal. The Hokies have won nine of the last 10 meetings in Charlottesville dating back to 1999, including two games that decided the Coastal Division championship.
Eligible buyers will be able to buy up to six tickets for the game, and those that have already purchased season tickets or have made their donations for the year will be able to buy tickets for the Virginia Tech game starting Friday, March 8.
The Virginia Tech game is one of seven home games next season, and one of two home Friday night games. Season ticket packages start at $129 ($103 for UVA Staff/Young Alumni) and can be purchased here.