Football Gameday

Virginia Cavaliers
Virginia Cavaliers
vs.
ODU Monarchs
ODU Monarchs
Scott Stadium

SCOTT STADIUM A - Z

ATM

Bank of America ATMs are located on the East and West concourses, outside of sections 106 and 126.

Alcohol

Outside alcoholic beverages or containers of any kind are not permitted to enter athletics facilities. Intoxicated guests or persons identified with alcohol brought from outside the venue will be subject to removal from the facility.

Animals

Animals are prohibited in the stadium with the exception of service animals assisting guests with special needs.

Banners, Signs, Flags

Banners, signs, and flags are allowed in athletics facilities provided they do not impede another guest’s view of the competition, cover any facility signage, and/or are not attached to the facility. Banners, signs, and flags on poles or sticks are prohibited. Athletics Event Management reserves the right to remove any banner, sign, or flag that is in violation of the policy.

Cameras

Cameras with lenses less than six inches are allowed. Flash photography and stands/tripods of any type are prohibited.

Chairback Rentals

Chairbacks are available for season and game-by-game rentals. Football season ticketholders may request for chairbacks to be installed at their seats for the entire season. Chairbacks are available for season lease at $47 after July 1. Call 877-702-4292 or visit CavalierSeats.com for more information. Single-game chairback rentals will be sold at all gates on football event days for $10.

Elevators

ADA elevators accessing all floors are located in the South endzone of Scott Stadium. Elevators accessing only levels three through five, are located on the concourse outside of sections 128 and 104.

Family Restrooms

Co-ed family restrooms are available by sections 114, 117, 501, 515 and 539.

Field/Court Access Prohibited

In accordance with Atlantic Coast Conference and University of Virginia policies, guests are prohibited from coming onto the field or court at any time. Only participants, coaches, officials, and authorized personnel shall be allowed in the competition area before, during, and at the conclusion of the competition. This policy is for the safety of our guests, the officials, student-athletes, and coaches.

First Aid Locations

First-aid stations are provided by the University of Virginia Heal System and are located in the following areas of Scott Stadium:

Lower Concourse: Sections 101, 116, 131
Upper Concourse: Section 520

The stations are staffed by medical doctors, nurses and other qualified personnel. If you need medical
assistance, please locate the nearest First Aid location to you or notify an RMC Staff member.

Lost and Found

The Lost and Found station is located at the South Concourse behind Section 116. Lost and found items will be held until the facility closes for each event. Following each event, items will be taken to the Facilities & Operations Office located at 2033 Ivy Road. Contact telephone number is 434-982-5022. Contact email address is UVaAthleticsLostandFound@virginia.edu.

Re-Entry

Re-entry into Scott Stadium is prohibited.

Shelter Locations

Severe Weather Shelter Indicator

The University of Virginia prides itself on providing an exciting and entertaining atmosphere for fans at Scott Stadium. Our top priority is the safety and well-being of those in attendance, from fans to student-athletes and employees.

A key part of this commitment involves closely and constantly monitoring the weather for potentially dangerous conditions. UVA employs a series of checks on weather conditions, including the use of sophisticated radar and tracking services to gauge the severity and track of storms.

Working with game officials, the University may decide to suspend a game, close and evacuate the stadium because of weather conditions. In these cases, fans initially are alerted via text alert, public announcements within Scott Stadium, local media, social media and other platforms that evacuation may be possible.

If evacuation is mandated, fans should exit the stadium and seek shelter until receiving notice that the game will be resumed and the stadium is reopened. Shelter options include personal vehicles and designated University buildings in the stadium vicinity.

In the event of an evacuation of Scott Stadium, University buildings open to fans as temporary shelters will be indicated with orange and blue signs bearing a shelter logo and the word “SHELTER” (see sample signage on the side).

Smoking

The University of Virginia prohibits smoking and vaping in all of its facilities on Grounds, including athletics facilities There are designated smoking areas outside Scott Stadium’s southwest and east gates.

Solicitation & Distribution

Direct advertising, sales, and solicitation by outside vendors are not permitted on Grounds. Any distribution of materials on public property shall not disrupt University business, generate security issues, or block sidewalks or roads.

Student Tickets

Students must register their Sabre Points account in order to use their UVA ID to enter home games at Scott Stadium. Information can be found here.

Sustainability

In partnership with the UVA Office of Sustainability, every game at Scott Stadium will be Green Game! Throughout the concourse you will find composting bins for leftover food and compostable concessions products. Student volunteers will be able to assist with sorting the products and educating fans on the composting best practices.

Tailgating

Tailgating is permitted, including the use of propane grills. Charcoal grills are not allowed. Please note that grilling of any kind is not allowed in any of the parking garages.

Throwing Objects

For safety reasons, throwing objects in any athletics facility is prohibited. Violators are subject to removal from the facility.

Water Stations

Potable water stations are provided in two locations on the lower concourse. Each location is equipped with single-use compostable cups.

  • Outer West Concourse, by the alcohol stand
  • Outer East Concourse, outside of section 101
WiFi

Guest Wireless Internet Service is available in the stadium and across campus using a smartphone, tablet, or laptop computer. Users may join by selecting the & “Ting @ UVA Athletics” Wi-Fi network from their mobile device.

Entry & Gate Information

General Information

Gates to Scott Stadium open one and a half (1.5) hours prior kickoff.

  • All tickets are mobile! Fans should ensure that their tickets are downloaded to their wallet prior to their arrival at Scott Stadium on game day. Please visit here for assistance with downloading to your specific device.
  • Walk-through metal detectors are the primary means of screening. For guests who are unable to utilize a walk-through metal detector, hand-held metal detectors will be used.
  • Children under the age of 2 do not need a ticket if sitting on an adult’s lap. All other patrons must have a ticket for entry into all ticketed Virginia Athletics events.
  • For information regarding season tickets or Virginia Athletics Foundation accounts, please visit here
Prohibited Items
  • Artificial noisemakers
  • Balls, Frisbees, lacrosse sticks, and similar items
  • Containers (including plastic or glass bottles, cups, cans, coolers, or flasks)
  • Outside Food and Beverages
  • Strollers (except umbrella strollers)
  • Umbrellas
  • Weapons of any kind, including those carried with a permit, as defined in SEC-030: Regulations of Weapons, Fireworks and Explosives
  • Folding Chairs
  • Drones or unmanned aircraft systems
  • Animals (with the exception of trained service animals on leashes for our guests with disabilities)

*The University of Virginia reserves the right to prohibit any item deemed hazardous or disruptive to the athletics event or the enjoyment of the event by other guests.

All guests are subject to inspection and search for prohibited items. Event staff reserves the right to examine the contents of bags, jackets, pockets, or any other personal item before admitting guests to the facility. In order to expedite entrance into the facility, it is recommended that guests not bring bags to events and arrive early at the facility gates.

Code of Conduct

University of Virginia athletics events should be an enjoyable experience for all guests. To help us reach this goal for fans, staff, and student-athletes, we ask for your assistance in displaying a high degree of sportsmanship at all times.

Digital Tickets

Be sure to download your tickets prior to arrival. For assistance, please reference the Ticket Guide here

Screening Procedures

Screening procedures will be in use at all entry gates. Walk-through and hand wand metal detectors will be the primary means of screening. For guests who are unable to utilize a walk-through metal detector for medical reasons, hand-held metal detectors will be used. Any person who does not consent to screening will be denied entry into the stadium.

Clear Bag Policy

Virginia Athletics has a clear bag policy and entrance procedures for home football, men’s and women’s basketball, soccer, and lacrosse game, baseball and softball games. The policy and entrance procedures are for large-scale events held on Grounds by the University of Virginia.

The policy limits the size and type of bags that can be brought into Scott Stadium. The policy does not change
the items fans may bring into the stadium but restricts the type of bag used to carry items.

  • Bags must be clear plastic, vinyl or PVC and cannot exceed 12″ x 6″ x 12″ or clear one-gallon plastic
    freezer bags (Ziploc bag or similar) are also permitted.
  • Small clutch bags/wallets no larger than 4.5″ x 6.5″ (with or without a handle or strap) can be taken into the stadium or arena and will be subject to search.
  • An exception will be made for items necessary for medical reasons after proper inspections at a
    gate designated for this purpose.

Prohibited bags include, but are not limited to: purses, wallets or clutches larger than 4.5″ x 6.5″, coolers, briefcases, backpacks, fanny packs, cinch bags, diaper bags, luggage of any kind, computer bags and camera bags or any bag larger than the permissible size. Seat cushions and seat backs are permitted as long as they are not in a carrying bag.

Medical Bag

Medically necessary bags are permitted to enter at any gate. Please designate yourself to the security screening staff member, who will direct you to a secondary bag search. Once cleared you will receive a temporary wristband to place on your bag and should not be removed until after you have left the venue. Diaper bags are not a medically necessary item. All items needed for small children should be carried in a clear bag.

Will Call

Will Call is located at the East Gate of Scott Stadium for home football games and will open 2 hours prior to kickoff. All patrons picking up tickets at Will Call must present a photo ID matching the name on the ticket envelope.

Ticket Office Contact
Virginia Athletics Ticket Office
Call or Text: (434) 924-UVA1
uvatickets@virginia.edu

Bryant Hall at Scott Stadium
P.O. Box 400826
Charlottesville, VA 22904

Regular Business Hours:
Monday through Friday
9am – 5pm

Concessions and Alcohol

Alcohol Sale Locations

Lower Concourse: North West exterior concourse, South West exterior concourse, South West interior concourse, Section 315 concessions stand, South East interior concourse, South East exterior concourse

Upper Concourse: Section 529 concessions stand, Section 523 concessions stand, South West concourse,South East concourse, Section 517 concessions stand, section 511 concessions stand

Alcohol Policy

Patrons 21+ will be permitted to purchase four (4) drinks while attending an event in Scott Stadium. Event Staff will be checking IDs and monitoring the quantity of drinks purchased.

Stadium Concessions Stands

Specialty Concession Stands

Lower Concourse:
Gus Bus – North Endzone
Angelique’s Kitchen – West exterior concourse
Papa Johns – Section 119 and 113
The Walking Taco – South West interior concourse & South East interior concourse
Dippin’ Dots – East exterior concourse
Greenberry’s Coffee – North East concourse

Upper Concourse:
Papa Johns – Section 519
Ice Cream – Section 521

Parking and Shuttles

General Information

Parking around the Carl Smith Center: Home of David A. Harrison III Field at Scott Stadium is provided by the Virginia Athletics Foundation. Passes for these lots are obtained by donating to the Virginia Athletics Foundation. For more information about joining the Virginia Athletics Foundation call 1-800-626-8723.

Season Parking

Season parking is available in the UVA Health System Parking Garage on 15th and Monroe Street, the Emmet/Ivy Garage and the South Garage on Crispell Drive. Purchase your pass ahead of the season for $49.

2022 Update: All season parking passes are sold out with no opportunity to purchase in advance.

Single Game Parking

Hospital South Garage on Crispell Drive and Monroe Avenue at a per-game price of $10 in advance and $15 on game day. Available four hours prior to kick-off.

  • Directions to Hospital South Garage on Crispell Drive – Utilize exit 120 off Interstate 64 and travel toward Charlottesville. On Ridge Street turn left at the Cherry Avenue traffic light. Turn right at the 9th/10th Street Connector traffic light. In one block, turn left on Lee Street. In one block, turn left on Crispell Drive. At the 3-way stop, go straight on Crispell Drive. The Garage entrance will be two blocks down on the left.

UVA Emmet/Ivy and Central Grounds Parking Garages at a per game price of $11, $15 when purchased upon arrival on gameday only. Available four hours prior to kick off.

2022 Update: Central Grounds Parking Garage is sold out with no opportunity to purchase in advance.

  • Directions to UVA Emmet/Ivy Parking Garage – Utilize exit 118B off Interstate 64 and travel toward Charlottesville on the 29/250 Bypass. Take second exit onto Route 250 Business East. Turn right at the top of the exit. Turn left at third traffic signal into garage entrance.
  • Directions to Central Grounds Garage – Utilize exit 118B off Interstate 64 and travel toward Charlottesville on the 29/250 Bypass. Take second exit onto Route 250 Business East. Turn right at the top of the exit. Turn right onto Emmet Street at fourth traffic signal, travel 2 blocks, turn left into the Central Grounds Garage.

Free public parking is available in the JPJ South, North Grounds, and Fontaine Research Park parking lots on a first come, first served basis.

  • Directions to John Paul Jones Arena – Utilize exit 118B off Interstate 64 and travel toward Charlottesville on the 29/250 bypass. Take third exit onto Leonard Sandridge Road. Go straight through two traffic signals onto Massie Road.
  • Directions to Fontaine Research Park– Utilize exit 118B off Interstate 64 and travel toward Charlottesville on the 29/250 bypass. Take first exit and turn right at bottom of the ramp onto Fontaine Avenue. Take first right into Fontaine Research Park. Walk to the stadium via lighted pedestrian walkway and Stadium Road.

Reserved parking adjacent to the Scott Stadium is available exclusively to qualified Virginia Athletics Foundation donors. Each purchase will incur a service fee assessed at the time of purchase.

 

Fan Shuttles

The City of Charlottesville will provide Free Trolley service from downtown to Central Grounds on Saturdays from 6:35 a.m. until 11:30 p.m. The Free Trolley runs approximately every 15 minutes depending on traffic and picks up fans at 615 E. Water Street (Downtown Station). Passengers heading to Scott Stadium can use either the Jefferson Park Avenue at Cabell Hall bus stop (#11155) or the Emmet Street at Central Grounds Parking Garage bus stop (#10472).

Virginia football ticket holders can also ride Route 7 for free by showing their printed or mobile game ticket. Free rides will be honored three (3) hours prior to kickoff until two (2) hours post-game. Route 7 serves bus stops near the downtown parking garages and along Emmet Street by the McCue Center and John Paul Jones Arena.

Visit Transit for more information.

Pre-Game Wahoo Walk
For fans parking on North Grounds, in the JPJ Lots, the Wahoo Walk Shuttle provides a one-way ride to Scott Stadium in time for fans to attend the Wahoo Walk. The shuttles pick up at the bus shelter outside of McCue Center on Massie Road leaving three hours prior to kick off. Five shuttles will transport fans from North Grounds to the Southeast Gate. The shuttles are provided on a first-come, first-served basis and will not return to North Grounds for a second trip or to return fans to their vehicles post game.

Accessibility & ADA

Accessibility Accommodations

The University of Virginia provides accommodations for guests with disabilities at all athletics facilities. Accessible seating is defined as wheelchair spaces and companion seats of the Department of Justice guidelines pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act. A public entity may investigate the potential misuse of accessible seating where there is good cause to believe that such seating has been purchased fraudulently.

Individuals who receive a ticket from a source other than the Virginia Athletics Ticket Office and need an accessible seat should contact the Virginia Athletics Ticket Office to inquire about an exchange on a single game basis of one ticket for an accessible seat an one companion, if available. Once a game becomes sold out, no tickets are available for purchase or exchange in accessible seating locations.

Purchasing ADA Tickets in Advance

Call or text (434) 924-UVA1 from 9 am until 5 pm, Monday through Friday.

Patrons can email their name, phone number, interested sport, interested game or ticket option and accessible seating need to uvatickets@virginia.edu. A Virginia Athletics Ticket Office representative will respond regarding your ticket order and seating request.

Stop by the Virginia Athletics Ticket Office on the 2nd floor of Bryant Hall at Scott Stadium from 9 am until 5 p.m. weekdays.

Purchasing ADA Tickets on Game Day In Person

Beginning 2 hours before kickoff at Scott Stadium fans may purchase available ADA tickets at the Ticket Services windows, located on the East and West sides of the stadium.

Accessible seating at Scott Stadium is located at the top of the lower bowl and the bottom of the upper bowl, in rows WC. Click here to view these sections.

Parking and Shuttles

Parking for guests with accessibility needs is available on a first-come, first served basis for all athletics events. Complimentary Accessible Parking is provided by UVA near The Park (corner of Arlington Blvd. and Massie Road).

A DMV handicap placard or license plate is required to utilize the parking area. A free shuttle bus will run between that location and Scott Stadium, dropping off at the East Gate, for people with disabilities. The shuttle begins 90 minutes prior to kickoff.

Directions – Utilize exit 118B off Interstate 64 and travel towards Charlottesville on the 29/250 Bypass. Take third exit onto Leonard Sandridge Road. Turn left at the first signal onto Massie Road. Go straight at next stop sign.

Text Message Assistance

Beginning three hours prior to kickoff, if you have a question or need non-immediate assistance, simply text the keyword HOOS to 226787 along with your message. A member of the UVA Athletics staff will be able to assist you.

Add the number to your contact list on your phone for easy access on game day! The Virginia athletics department has also implemented a text message program that enables fans to receive text message alerts in the event of severe weather. To enroll in this program, text HOOSFB to 226787. This text message system will only be used for notifications as they relate to severe weather. Standard text message rates for your individual plan apply.

Text UVA to 226787 to receive emergency alerts from the University of Virginia. Message and data rates may apply. Text messages are sent on an as-needed basis. This service is provided per the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Text STOP to 226787 to cancel or HELP for tech support.

To cancel enrollment, text STOP to 226787. For more information, click here.

For any additional feedback that you would like to provide to UVA athletics post-game, please complete the form here.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Where are the security checkpoints be located?
Screening areas are located at all entrances to Scott Stadium. All those in attendance – from fans to game day staff – will be required to pass through the security checkpoints in an effort to enhance security at the venue’s events.

When will the venue doors open?
Scott Stadium gates will open 90 minutes before the start of home football games.

How can I get through screening quickly?
Guests are strongly encouraged to leave bags and non-essential items at home or in their vehicles. Bags and extra items take more time to search and slow down the screening process. Guests do not need to remove jackets, coins, belts, jewelry, watches, etc. Follow these steps and screening should take only a few seconds.

How many bags can each person carry into a venue?
Each guest can enter Scott Stadium with one large clear bag (12″ x 12″ x 6″ or one-gallon clear plastic freezer bag) and an approved purse, clutch or wallet (no larger than 4.5″ x 6.5″). The clutch or wallet can be carried separately from the clear bag and will be subject to search.

What items are prohibited?
Backpacks and large bags, outside food and beverages (including empty bottles), and weapons of any kind are among the prohibited items.

Do I have to put everything I’m carrying into the permissible bags?
No. Fans are limited only to the type of bags carried into the stadium, not items that they may normally bring to a game that fit in pockets or clutch bags (e.g., keys, makeup, feminine products, comb, phone, wallet, credit cards). Fans may carry a blanket or extra jacket over their arms, and binoculars and/or camera around their necks or in their hands without the case. Fans may also use the clear bag and clutch to carry these items and other permissible items. Every member of the family may carry in a permissible bag. Only prohibited items cannot be carried in clear bags into venues.

May fans carry cameras, binoculars, smart phones or tablets separately from what they put in a clear bag?
Yes. A phone, binoculars or cameras (as long as they are not in a bag or a case) may be carried into the stadium. Chairbacks cannot have pockets, zippers and must not be in a carrying bag (the carrying bag will not be permitted to enter the facility). Lawn chairs are NOT permitted at Scott Stadium.

What will happen if I show up with a prohibited bag?
Guests that arrive to Scott Stadium the entrances with prohibited bags will not be permitted to enter the venue. In these cases, prohibited bags will need to be returned to guests’ vehicles and/or residence. Guests can then return with an approved clear bag and gain entry into the venue after successful completion of the screening process.

What can fans substitute for diaper bags?
Diapers and other baby supplies can be carried in a clear bag. Each member of a family, including children, are allowed to carry one approved bag and a clutch that meets policy specifications into the stadium. 

Can fans bring blankets and large jackets during cold weather?
Yes. Guests are welcome to carry blankets outside of a clear bag. Guests may bring extra coats and jackets into the athletics venues by tossing them over a shoulder or arm. Guests should be prepared to have jackets with pockets searched.

Are seat cushions allowed to be carried into the venue?
Only approved seat cushions and seatbacks may be carried into the venue. They cannot have pockets, zippers or be in their own carrying bag.

What happens if the metal detector used at the security checkpoint goes off?
When a metal detector wand is set off, guests will be asked to step aside for a brief secondary screening.

May I leave the facility and re-enter during the game? 
Not without a separate game ticket.

Where do guests with accessibility needs enter?
Guests with accessibility needs can enter at an accessible entrance. Event staff will assist through the screening process.

I have a medical device; will it be affected if I go through a metal detector? Where can I enter?
Guests with medical concerns should alert event staff personnel upon approaching the security screening checkpoint.

Why is Virginia doing this? Has there been a problem?
Virginia added these additional security measures as part of the University’s overall strategy to ensure a safe environment for our students, faculty, staff and the thousands of visitors who come to our campus every year.

Will this policy affect the ability of fans to tailgate? Are there limitations on tailgating items?
The policy does not impact tailgating areas. The policy is for access to the venue