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Sept. 29, 1999

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — A record crowd is expected at the Carl Smith Center, home of David A. Harrison III Field at Scott Stadium, for Saturday’s (Oct. 2) football game between the University of Virginia and Virginia Tech. A stadium-record 50,000 fans attended Virginia’s game with Wake Forest on September 18 and a larger crowd is expected for Saturday’s game. The game is sold out and there are no tickets available.

“With the ongoing construction at the stadium and the current level of support facilities available, we feel there is a limit to the number of people we can properly service at this time,” UVa Director of Athletics Terry Holland said. “We’ve never had to limit the number of students and their guests attending a football game, but we may need to do that on Saturday. Our plan is to allow 13,000 students and their guests into the general admission section of the stadium for the game with Virginia Tech. For the Wake Forest game, 11,102 students and their guests were admitted to this section.”

Gate access has been improved at the stadium since the Wake Forest game, but all fans are encouraged to arrive early on Saturday. The game is scheduled to begin at 6:00 p.m. with all stadium gates opening at 4:00 p.m.

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