Virginia Baseball Fans Challenged to Set Attendance Record
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Fans are encouraged to attend the Virginia baseball team’s three-game series against North Carolina, May 14-16 at Davenport Field and set new single-game and series attendance records.
“Our fans have really come out to support us all season long and have had an impact in our play on the field,” Virginia head coach Brian O’Connor said. “This is an important series for our team this weekend and I’d like to challenge our fans to sell out each game to set new attendance records at Davenport Field for the third time this season. ”
With the addition of 606 seats, the Davenport Field capacity is now 4,825. The current single-game attendance record is 4,219, while the weekend three-game series attendance record is 12,657.
Additional handicap accessible seating has also been added to the hillside area down the left-field line to meet code requirements with this increased stadium seating capacity. Views to the field may be obstructed based on how patrons are seated on the platform (see photo gallery link above).
Tickets are selling fast for the series this weekend at Davenport Field. The teams are scheduled to play at 7 p.m. Friday and 1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. As of noon Friday, fewer than 1,200 tickets remain for each of the Friday and Saturday games, while fewer than 750 tickets are left for the Sunday contest.
Fans are strongly encouraged to purchase their tickets in advance and arrive early to a guarantee admission to each game. Tickets may be ordered online at VirginiaSports.com, in person at the Virginia Athletics Ticket Office in Bryant Hall at Scott Stadium or by phone at (800) 542-UVA1. General Admission seating is available in the left- and right-field bleachers, the first baseline bleachers and on the grass hillside.
Advance ticket sales online end four hours prior to home baseball games. The ticket booths and gates at Davenport Field open at 5 p.m. on Friday, 11 a.m. on Saturday, and 10:30 a.m. on Sunday.
General Admission tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for youth (18 and under), seniors (60 and older) and faculty/staff (limit two per faculty/staff). Advance ticket sales online and by phone end four hours prior to the game. Reserved tickets, if turned in by season ticket holders for resale, are available for purchase on game day and are $9 for adults and $5 for UVa faculty/staff (limit two per faculty staff).
There are several promotions surrounding the final home weekend of the regular season. All weekend, UVa will honor its season ticket holders with Season Ticket Holder Appreciation Weekend, with prizes awarded to selected season ticket holders throughout the weekend.
Friday, the final of the five baseball card sets will be available while supplies last. Saturday, fans are encouraged to pack the stands for the televised game on the Regional Sports Networks. Sunday is Senior Day, as UVa will honor its four fourth-year student-athletes. It also is Family Day, as fans can purchase four tickets, four hot dogs and four sodas for $32. Following the Sunday game, the team will be available for autographs and fans may run the bases.
WEEKEND PARKING INFORMATION
The John Paul Jones Arena surface parking lot is not available for baseball event parking this weekend because of shows at JPJA.
On Friday night there will not be a charge to park in the University Hall lots and the JPJA Parking Garage, but parking may be limited. If University Hall is the site of the PVCC graduation that event will start at 6 p.m. and the Sesame Street Live production at JPJA begins at 7 p.m. Fans attending the baseball game can also park for free at the Emmet/Ivy Parking Garage and the Culbreth Road Parking Garage.
For the Saturday baseball game, parking is available at no charge in the University Hall lots, the JPJA Parking Garage, the Emmet/Ivy Parking Garage and the Culbreth Road Parking Garage.
The University Hall parking lots and the JPJA Parking Garage will be used for the baseball game and a first round NCAA Women’s Lacrosse Tournament game on Sunday. There is a $5 cash parking charge for NCAA postseason lacrosse events, so baseball patrons will be charged for parking for that one regular season date in those parking areas. Parking is available in the Emmet/Ivy Parking Garage and the Culbreth Road Parking Garage at no charge.