CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — Virginia head men’s soccer coach, George Gelnovatch, announced Thursday (June 13) the team’s slate for the 2024 season which features 11 home games and five road contests.

“I am really excited about the team we have this season,” Gelnovatch said. “We have a group of guys that we feel are ready for a challenge and the 2024 schedule will be just that. By the end of the season, I expect our strength of schedule ranking to be on par with our past two seasons as one of the most difficult in college soccer.”

The 2024 ACC schedule features home matches with Duke (Sept. 6), Stanford (Sept. 27), Virginia Tech (Oct. 4), and Syracuse (Oct. 19). The UVA road slate will feature trips to Wake Forest (Sept. 13), California (Sept. 21), Boston College (Oct. 11) and Pitt (Oct. 25).

Virginia’s non-conference schedule sees the team host its season opener against Rider (Aug. 22), as well as home matches with Colgate (Aug. 25), St. Joseph’s (Aug. 26), UNCG (Sept. 30), James Madison (Oct. 8), American (Oct. 15) and Mary Washington (Oct. 30). The Cavaliers will make just one road trip outside of ACC play when the team travels to College Park, Md., to face off with its longtime rival Maryland (Sept. 2).

The Cavaliers will host three exhibition matches at Klöckner Stadium leading up to the regular season. The team’s preseason slate features Longwood (Aug. 10), VCU (Aug. 13), and Charlotte (Aug. 17). Admission to all three exhibition matches is free.

Tickets On Sale
Season tickets for the 2024 season are on sale now at General admission season tickets are $40 each and reserved seats are $70 each. Season tickets are sold separately for men’s and women’s soccer. Current season ticket members have until Sunday, July 14th, to renew their membership.

Discounted group tickets for groups of 20 or more as well as a Pick 4 mini plan will go on sale Tuesday, July 16. New for 2024, the Pick 4 mini plan allows fans to choose two conference weekend games and two additional games from the rest of the schedule for $24. The mini plan provides fans the flexibility to choose the games they want to attend and save money compared to purchasing single-game tickets.

Single-game tickets will go on sale Thursday, August 1st.


  • The Cavaliers will face off with two new ACC foes in back-to-back weeks when they travel to California before hosting Stanford. UVA is a combined 3-3 against the two opponents all-time.
  • Virginia is set to return to College Park for its first true road matchup against Maryland for the first time since the 2015 season. Virginia welcomed the Terrapins to Klöckner Stadium in 2023 for the first time in a decade as the Cavaliers took a 2-1 victory. The teams had previously met at Audi Field from 2018-2022.
  • The Cavaliers will match up with both Pitt and Syracuse for fourth time in the three seasons. In six combined meetings with Pitt and Syracuse, Virginia has gone 4-0-2 with a goal differential of plus-five.

By the Numbers

  • The Cavalier schedule features 11 home games and five road contests.
  • Virginia’s schedule features matchups with seven teams that competed in the 2023 NCAA Men’s Soccer Championship. Among those include three seeded teams and five that progressed past the first round.
  • UVA’s strength of schedule has helped the program earn the No. 7 seed in the 2023 NCAA Championship and the No. 4 seed in 2022—Virginia has achieved a top-eight seed in the NCAA tournament in back-to-back seasons for the first time since 2001-02
  • Playing in one of the toughest conferences in college soccer, Virginia has recorded five wins in ACC play in back-to-back seasons for the first time since 2005-06.

2024 Virginia Regular-Season Soccer Schedule

Date Opponent Time
Saturday, Aug. 10 vs. Longwood (Exh.) 5:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Aug. 13 vs. VCU (Exh.) 7 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 17 vs. Charlotte (Exh.) 7 p.m.
Thursday, Aug. 22 vs. Rider 7 p.m.
Sunday, Aug. 25 vs. Colgate 7 p.m.
Thursday, Aug. 29 vs. St. Joseph’s 7 p.m.
Monday, Sept. 2 at Maryland 7 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 6 vs. Duke 7 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 13 at Wake Forest 7 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 21 at California 4 p.m. (PT)/7 p.m. (ET)
Friday, Sept. 27 vs. Stanford 7 p.m.
Monday, Sept. 30 vs. UNCG 7 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 4 vs. Virginia Tech 7 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 8 vs. James Madison 7 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 11 at Boston College 7 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 15 vs. American 7 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 19 vs. Syracuse 7 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 25 at Pitt 7 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 30 vs. Mary Washington 6 p.m.

*Times Subject to Change