Virginia Announces Spring Football Schedule
Charlottesville, VA – Under the direction of first-year coach Mike London, the Virginia football team starts its spring football practice period Monday, March 15 and will hold the annual Spring Football Festival on Saturday, April 10 at Scott Stadium. The Cavaliers’ first seven spring practices will be open to the public (see schedule below). Including the Spring Game, Virginia will hold 15 practices over a four-week period.
The final open practice will be a scrimmage on Saturday, March 27 at Old Dominion University’s Foreman Field in Norfolk, Va. Following the scrimmage fans will have the opportunity to meet the members of the UVa football team and coaching staff. The scrimmage will start at 1:30 p.m. Additional information regarding other fan activities at the event will be announced at a future date.
“I am excited about the opportunity to bring the team down to the Norfolk area and practice at Old Dominion University,” London said. “We are reaching out to area coaches, fans, and alumni to come and see us in action this spring. We will also be having a coaches’ clinic in partnership with the Old Dominion Football staff. The “757” area is very important to us in many aspects. This is something we will continue to look at and perhaps in the future hold events like this in other areas of the state.”
This year’s Spring Football Festival will get underway at noon at Scott Stadium and include interactive activities on the field and at the west side of the stadium. The Spring Game will start at 2 p.m. A complete rundown of this year’s Spring Football Festival will be announced prior to the event.
“We are looking forward to the annual Spring Football Festival at Scott Stadium and our spring game,” London said. “That is a fun day for our fans and a great opportunity for our players to perform at Scott Stadium. Our intent is to have a complete game provided we have the depth at all of the positions to be able to field two teams to compete against each one another.”
The Cavaliers return 42 letterwinners from the 2009 team including 19 on offense, 18 on defense and five specialists. The offense features six returning starters while seven starters return on the defensive side.
Virginia football open practice schedule:
Monday, March 15, 3:50 p.m. – UVa football practice fields
Wednesday, March 17, 3:50 p.m. – UVa football practice fields
Friday, March 19, 3:50 p.m. – UVa football practice fields
Saturday, March 20, 10:20 a.m. – UVa football practice fields
Monday, March 22, 3:50 p.m. – UVa football practice fields
Wednesday, March 24, 3:50 p.m. – UVa football practice fields
Saturday, March 27, 1:30 p.m. – Old Dominion University Foreman Field
Saturday, April 10, Noon – UVa Spring Football Festival
Mike London Meet and Greet at JPJA March 6
Virginia football coach Mike London and the members of his staff will hold a free Meet and Greet event at John Paul Jones Arena Saturday following the conclusion of the UVa men’s basketball game against Maryland. Tipoff time is 1:30 p.m. The Meet and Greet is scheduled to start at approximately 3:30 p.m. and coach London will address the crowd at approximately 4 p.m.
Fans attending the basketball game will have the opportunity to meet the football coaching staff on the floor of the arena. Fans without tickets will be admitted to JPJA for the event following the conclusion of the basketball game. Parking will be available starting at 2 p.m. in the Emmet-Ivy Garage and any open spaces at the JPJA or University Hall parking lots for fans who only wish to attend the Meet and Greet.