As the fall sports season approaches, the Virginia Tech athletics department announced Tuesday new and returning fan experience elements to expect when attending men’s soccer, women’s soccer and volleyball events this season.
THOMPSON FIELD ACCESS (Women’s and Men’s Soccer)
Gates at Thompson Field will open 60 minutes before kickoff on gamedays. Thompson Field is located at 867 Washington St SW.
CASSELL COLISEUM ACCESS (Volleyball)
Doors at Cassell Coliseum will open 60 minutes before first serve on match days. Cassell Coliseum is located at 675 Washington Street SW. Entry will be on the west side of Cassell.
Admission to Virginia Tech regular season men’s soccer, women’s soccer and volleyball games is free with no tickets required for entry into the venues.
CLEAR BAG POLICY
Virginia Tech’s clear bag policy remains in place for women’s soccer, men’s soccer, and volleyball home events. This policy helps provide a safer environment for spectators and expedites fan entry into the venue.
Approved bags are limited to:
Bags that are clear plastic, vinyl, or PVC, and do not exceed 12” x 6” x 12”
One-gallon clear plastic freezer bag (Ziploc bag or similar)
For more information and to view a list of prohibited items, please visit HokieSports.com/ClearBag.
CASHLESS CONCESSION STANDS
All concessions sales are cashless at all venues, requiring a debit or credit card for purchase. This minimizes wait times and eliminates the exchanging and handling of currency. Fans who do not have access to a debit or credit card should consider buying a prepaid card at Kroger in advance of the game. Apple/Google Pay?
In addition, concessions will include menu options at fan-friendly prices, similar to years previous. Alcohol is not served at men’s soccer, women’s soccer, or volleyball.
Fans are encouraged to park in Lot 1 (Coliseum West Lot) near Lane Stadium and Thompson Field, or Lot 2 (Stadium Lot) near Lane Stadium. However, fans parking in these public lots Monday through Friday between 7 a.m. and 10 p.m. will need to pay to park using the university’s ParkMobile platform. Click here to learn about ParkMobile.
For more information on campus parking, click here. For parking-related questions, please email email@example.com or call (540) 231-3200.
THEME GAMES, IN-VENUE PROMOTIONS & GIVEAWAYS
Fans can expect a number of themed games and giveaways this season across the fall Olympic sports. See below for highlights and respective promotions pages for more details.
Sunday, Sep. 3 vs. Davidson at 6 p.m. – Calling all Kids’ Club members! It’s your day at Thompson, so join us for an exclusive giveaway and experience. More details will be sent at a later date.
Friday, Sep. 8 vs. North Carolina at 7 p.m. – International Hokies Night! Come out to Thompson Field to celebrate our international athletes and international students! The first 250 students receive a Men’s Soccer International Hokies t-shirt!
Tuesday, Oct. 10 vs. William & Mary at 6 p.m. – Join the Hokies on World Mental Health Day as we strive to bring more awareness to the importance of mental health and to mental health issues.
Friday, Oct. 13 vs. Notre Dame at 6 p.m. – BELIEVE Night! Come out to Thompson to support your Hokies and see why ‘Fútbol is Life!’ First 250 fans receive a Virginia Tech Soccer “BELIEVE” rally towel.
Friday, Oct. 20 vs. Virginia at 6 p.m. – Join us as the Hokies take on in-state rival UVA and battle in the Commonwealth Clash! The first 500 fans will receive a Commonwealth Clash shaker and the first 250 fans will receive a maroon VT koozie!
Tuesday, Oct. 24 vs. Radford at 6 p.m. – Join us to celebrate our seniors on a special night at Thompson Field!
Thursday, Aug. 24 vs. James Madison at 7 p.m. – Welcome Home, Hokies! Spend an evening at Thompson Field for the Hokies’ home opener.
Thursday, Aug. 31 vs. Old Dominion at 5 p.m. – It’s a Beach Bash at Thompson! Join the Hokies for a doubleheader of women’s and men’s soccer and enjoy all beach-related activities and contests throughout the night.
Sunday, Sep. 10 vs. Northwestern at 1 p.m. – Party at the Pitch: Make your way to Thompson Field for a family-friendly party that includes contests, activities, giveaways, and more.
Friday, Sep. 29 vs. Wake Forest at 7 p.m. – It’s Hawkins High Takeover Night, so brush up on your knowledge of the upside-down and join the Hokies for the series-themed evening of Flashback Friday fun!
Friday, Sep. 15 vs Queens at 6 p.m. – Mental Health Awareness Match: Come out and help us break the stigma! Early arriving fans will receive a volleyball stress ball keychain!
Friday, Sep. 22 vs Florida State at 6 p.m.: Hawaiian Night! Wear your best Hawaiian shirt and come out early for some fun Hawaiian themed activities and giveaways!
Friday, Oct. 20 vs Notre Dame at 6 p.m. & Sunday, Oct. 22 vs Louisville at 1 p.m.: Dig Pink Weekend! Support our student-athletes as they Dig Pink to support Breast Cancer Awareness! Arrive early on Sunday for our pink koozie giveaway!
Sunday, Nov. 19 vs Wake Forest at 1 p.m. – Princesses and Princes Day! Dress up as your favorite princess or prince for our costume contest! Early arriving fans will get a custom cup! It will also be our Senior Day!
Saturday, Nov. 25 vs UVA at 1 p.m. – Commonwealth Clash, support your Virginia Tech Volleyball team in their final home match of the season!
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