By Jeff White
CHARLOTTESVILLE — Every other season, Virginia Tech’s football team plays at Scott Stadium. UVa fans have complained loudly about all the maroon visible at these games in recent years, but they can expect to see more of it when the Hokies come to town this fall.
Virginia Athletics Foundation donors and UVa season-ticket holders have been given multiple opportunities to buy single-game tickets for the Nov. 28 clash at 61,500-seat Scott Stadium.
Some of those tickets have been purchased, but about 1,900 remain, said Corbin Hunt, UVa’s associate director of athletics for ticket sales and operations. They’ll go on sale, for $50 apiece, to the general public Monday morning.
Don’t be surprised if Tech fans gobble up many of those seats.
This has been a trying season already for the ‘Hoos. UVa (0-3), idle this weekend, is the only winless team left in the six conferences whose champions automatically advance to the Bowl Championship Series.
Virginia sold about 5,000 fewer season tickets this year than in 2008, but University officials hoped that fans – UVa fans, that is – would mobilize for the Tech game.
The Nov. 28 game was part of the season-ticket package, naturally, but it was also included in the Rivalry package, which the University marketed extensively. That deal consisted of one ticket to each of three games — William and Mary, TCU and Virginia Tech — for $108.
Moreover, VAF donors were given the opportunity to buy extra tickets to the Tech game when they purchased season tickets.
UVa sold about 30,400 season tickets and about 3,400 Rivalry packages, Hunt said.
Then, two weeks ago, the University e-mailed season-ticket holders and VAF donors to let them know single-game tickets were still available for Tech’s visit to Scott Stadium.
In all, Hunt said, VAF donors and season-ticket holders have bought about 6,300 single-game tickets for Nov. 28.
The Hokies have won two straight at Scott Stadium since UVa whipped them there in 2003.
For ticket information, visit www.VirginiaSports.com or call (800) 542-8821. Fans also may stop by the ticket office at Bryant Hall, which is at the south end of Scott Stadium.