CHARLOTTESVILLE — There will be a number of new looks at Scott Stadium for Virginia fans when the Cavaliers open their 2010 football season against Richmond on Saturday, Sept. 4, in a game that is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m.
Most prominent among the changes are new team uniforms. The new uniforms incorporate three colors – blue, orange and white – rather than just the blue and white combinations of recent years. The Cavaliers’ new uniforms are part of Nike’s special Pro Combat series and provide the opportunity for new top-and-pants combinations, including the possibility of solid color combinations.
The Cavaliers’ new attire will also feature a redesigned helmet, which will retain the look of past seasons with the exception of no orange stripes across the top and with the addition of a more metallic-blue finish.
The team’s captains will decide on the jersey and pants combination to be worn each week.
There is also a new route this season for the team’s pregame “Wahoo Walk.” The “Wahoo Walk” will begin at the Student Activities Building in Scott Stadium’s west parking lot approximately two hours and five minutes before kickoff. The team will move through the west parking lot before entering the stadium at the west gate. All fans are encouraged to attend and be a part of the “Wahoo Walk.”
Inside Scott Stadium there are new graphic designs in the end zones and major credit cards are now accepted at most of the primary concession and merchandise stands.
After home victories the team plans to celebrate with the band, students and fans near the student section before heading to the locker room.
Fans planning to be in attendance at Virginia’s game with Richmond should note that the major utility project on Alderman Road outside the north end of the stadium has been completed and the street reopened.
The University of Virginia also recently launched an iPhone App. Fans may download the App by searching for “Virginia” or “University of Virginia” in iTunes and then scrolling down to the Apps section. An athletics sub-App is included which features live stats for football and men’s basketball. The athletics sub-App also includes schedule, results and news information for each of UVa’s sports programs, articles from Jeff White, audio and video content, and more.
For more information on Virginia football at Scott Stadium, visit the Game Day Central page at VirginiaSports.com.