In case you’ve been living under a rock for the past 24 hours, your Virginia Cavaliers are taking on the Clemson Tigers next Saturday, December 7, in the Hoos’ first ever appearance in the ACC Championship Game in Charlotte, NC.
Kickoff is at 7:30 p.m. at Bank of America Stadium, but you know the party starts well before that.
The Athletics, Foundation, and Engagement offices have wasted no time putting together a slate of programming to bring Hoos near and far together for the big show. Here’s what you need to know heading into the week.
“The 4th Side”—the Virginia section—is in Sections 131-140 and 342-348. The UVA band will be next to Section 140. Here’s a PDF of the seating chart. VAF donors will have access to these lower level and club level seats on a first-come, first-served basis, and you can request those by logging into your VAF account. At the time of this writing, I was able to request a pair of tickets in Section 132, Row L, which would put me right at the 45 yard line behind the UVA section. They’re $250 each, but tickets range from $75 up to $250 (plus $8 processing per ticket).
If you’re not a VAF donor, you can still get tickets by going to uvatix.com. At the time of this writing, as a non-donor I was able to get tickets in Section 133 Row L, which is about the 30 yard line. These tickets were $175 each, plus $8 processing per ticket.
All seats will be released to the general public at noon on Sunday, December 1.
Plenty of tickets are also available on Stubhub of course. These range from $46.55 and up at the time of this writing, although you’ll have to add Stubhub’s exorbitant fees as well.
The official tailgate, the Cavalier Countdown Tailgate, will start at 4:30 p.m. at BB&T Ballpark (324 S Mint St, Charlotte, NC 28202). If you’ve never been been to an event organized by Virginia Athletics, the Virginia Athletics Foundation, and the Office of Engagement, you’re missing out on just really well-organized events. I don’t get paid to say that. In fact, I basically pay them.
Tickets are $35 in advance or $45 at the door for adults 21+, although they do expect to sell it out. Anyone under 21 is $15 in advance or $20 at the door, and kids 3 and under are free.
For your ticket, you’ll get a BBQ buffet, an open bar (beer, wine, soda), music, prizes, and I’m sure special appearances. Other events have always featured members of the Cavalier Marching Band, a pep talk from Carla Williams, certainly Cav Man.
You can buy your Cavalier Countdown Tickets here.
Looking to elevate your stay? The official Virginia team hotel will be at the Sheraton Charlotte located at 555 South McDowell St. That’s fully booked unless you are able to book through the VAF, although you can still book at Le Meridien—same location, bigger price tag and nicer accommodations.