Softball Gameday

Virginia Cavaliers
Virginia Cavaliers
vs.
Boston College Eagles
Boston College Eagles
Palmer Park

Palmer Park A - Z

ATM

There is no ATM available inside of Palmer Park.

Alcohol

No alcohol will be sold at Palmer Park events.

Outside alcoholic beverages or containers of any kind are not permitted to enter athletics facilities. Intoxicated
guests or persons identified with alcohol brought from outside the venue will be subject to removal from the
facility.

Animals

Animals are prohibited in the facility with the exception of service animals assisting guests with special needs.

Banners, Signs and Flags

Banners, signs, and flags are allowed in athletics facilities provided they do not impede another guest’s view of the competition, cover any facility signage, and/or are not attached to the facility. Banners, signs, and flags on poles or sticks are prohibited. Athletics Event Management reserves the right to remove any banner, sign, or flag that is in violation of the policy.

Cameras

Cameras with lenses less than six inches are allowed. Flash photography and stands/tripods of any type are prohibited.

Chairbacks & Lawn Chairs

Chairbacks and lawn chairs are permitted to be brought into Palmer Park. Lawn chairs may only be used in the
outfield and cannot have pockets or zippers and must not be in a carrying bag (the carrying bag will not be
permitted to enter the facility).

Family Restroom

A family restroom is available on the concourse, behind home plate.

Field/Court Access

In accordance with Atlantic Coast Conference and University of Virginia policies, guests are prohibited from coming onto the field or court at any time. Only participants, coaches, officials, and authorized personnel shall be allowed in the competition area before, during, and at the conclusion of the competition. This policy is for the safety of our guests, the officials, student-athletes and coaches.

First Aid

If first aid is needed, please notify the nearest staff member.

 

Lost and Found

For any situation regarding lost and found items during an event, please go to the ticket office, located at the
main entrance.

Following each event, items will be taken to the Facilities & Operations Office located at 2033 Ivy Road. Contact telephone number is 434-982-5022. Contact email address is UVaAthleticsLostandFound@virginia.edu.

Re-Entry

Re-entry into all ticketed athletic events at UVA is prohibited.

Shelter Locations

The University of Virginia prides itself on providing an exciting and entertaining atmosphere for fans at
Palmer Park. Our top priority is the safety and well-being of those in attendance, from fans to student-
athletes and employees.

A key part of this commitment involves closely and constantly monitoring the weather for potentially
dangerous conditions. UVA employs a series of checks on weather conditions, including the use of
sophisticated radar and tracking services to gauge the severity and track of storms.

Working with game officials, the University may decide to suspend a game, close and evacuate the stadium
because of weather conditions. In these cases, fans initially are alerted via text alert, public announcements
within Palmer Park, local media, social media and other platforms that evacuation may be possible.

If evacuation is mandated, fans should exit the stadium and seek shelter until receiving notice that the game
will be resumed and the stadium is reopened.

For updates on weather delays, please check our social media pages. UVA Softball Twitter

Smoking

The University of Virginia prohibits smoking and vaping in all facilities on Grounds, including athletics facilities.

Solicitation & Distribution

Direct advertising, sales, and solicitation by outside vendors are not permitted on Grounds. Any distribution of materials on public property shall not disrupt University business, generate security issues, or block sidewalks or roads.

Student Tickets

Student entry to Palmer Park is free for all regular season events with a valid UVA ID. Information to register
for Sabre Rewards can be found here

Sustainability

Palmer Park prides itself on being a green facility. Throughout the season, green compost bins will be provided
on the concourse for disposal of all compostable items. All containers and utensils provided by concessions are
considered compostable and can be disposed of in these bins.

Tailgating

Tailgating is permitted for all UVA softball games. No glass bottles permitted.

Tailgates can not occupy an additional parking space.

Tailgate setups not in the grass/pavement/mulch area must remain within the immediate footprint of the vehicle, allowing for traffic flow through the middle lane at all times.

Text Alerts

Sign up here or scan the below QR code to register for text-message alerts about game times, weather updates and promotions.

Throwing Objects

For safety reasons, throwing objects in any athletics facility is prohibited. Violators are subject to removal from the facility.

 

Umbrellas

Umbrellas may be brought into Palmer Park but may not be opened in the stands or blocking the view of other spectators.

Water Stations

A water fountain and water bottle filling station are located on the Palmer Park concourse.

Entry & Gate Information

General Information

The entrance to Palmer Park is located on Copeley Rd, between Palmer Park and Lannigan Field.

  • All tickets are mobile! Fans should ensure that their tickets are downloaded to their wallet prior to
    their arrival at Disharoon Park on game day. Please visit here for assistance with downloading to your
    specific device.
  • Walk-through metal detectors are the primary means of screening. For guests who are unable to utilize
    a walk-through metal detector, hand-held metal detectors will be used.
  • Children under the age of 2 do not need a ticket if sitting on an adult’s lap. All other patrons must have
    a ticket for entry into all ticketed Virginia Athletics events.
  • For information regarding season tickets or Virginia Athletics Foundation accounts, please visit here
Prohibited Items
  • Artificial noisemakers
  • Balls, frisbees, lacrosse sticks, and similar items
  • Containers (including plastic or glass bottles, cups, cans, coolers, or flasks)
  • Outside Food and Beverages
  • Umbrellas
  • Weapons of any kind, including those carried with a permit, as defined in SEC-030: Regulations of Weapons, Fireworks and Explosives
  • Drones or unmanned aircraft systems
  • Animals (with the exception of trained service animals on leashes for our guests with disabilities)

*The University of Virginia reserves the right to prohibit any item deemed hazardous or disruptive to the athletics event or the enjoyment of the event by other guests.

All guests are subject to inspection and search for prohibited items. Event staff reserves the right to examine the contents of bags, jackets, pockets, or any other personal item before admitting guests to the facility. In order to expedite entrance into the facility, it is recommended that guests not bring bags to events and arrive early at the facility gates.

Code of Conduct

University of Virginia athletics events should be an enjoyable experience for all guests. To help us reach this goal for fans, staff, and student-athletes, we ask for your assistance in displaying a high degree of sportsmanship at all times.

Digital Tickets

Be sure to download your tickets prior to arrival. For assistance, please reference the Ticket Guide here

Screening Procedures

Screening procedures will be in use at all entry gates. Walk-through and hand wand metal detectors will be the primary means of screening. For guests who are unable to utilize a walk-through metal detector for medical reasons, hand-held metal detectors will be used. Any person who does not consent to screening will be denied entry into the stadium.

Clear Bag Policy

Virginia Athletics has a clear bag policy and entrance procedures for home football, men’s and women’s basketball, soccer, and lacrosse game, baseball and softball games. The policy and entrance procedures are for large-scale events held on Grounds by the University of Virginia.

The policy limits the size and type of bags that can be brought into venues. The policy does not change the items fans may bring into the stadium but restricts the type of bag used to carry items.

  • Bags must be clear plastic, vinyl or PVC and cannot exceed 12″ x 6″ x 12″ or clear one-gallon plastic freezer bags (Ziploc bag or similar) are also permitted.
  • Small clutch bags/wallets no larger than 4.5″ x 6.5″ (with or without a handle or strap) can be taken into the stadium or arena and will be subject to search.
  • An exception will be made for items necessary for medical reasons after proper inspections at a gate designated for this purpose.

Prohibited bags include, but are not limited to: purses, wallets or clutches larger than 4.5″ x 6.5″, coolers, briefcases, backpacks, fanny packs, cinch bags, diaper bags, luggage of any kind, computer bags and camera bags or any bag larger than the permissible size. Seat cushions and seat backs are permitted as long as they are not in a carrying bag.

Medical Bag

Medically necessary bags are permitted to enter at any gate. Please designate yourself to the security screening staff member, who will direct you to a secondary bag search. Once cleared you will receive a temporary wristband to place on your bag and should not be removed until after you have left the venue. Diaper bags are not a medically necessary item. All items needed for small children should be carried in a clear bag.

Will Call

Will Call is located at the far-right window of the ticket office at the main entrance.

 

Concessions

Concession Stands

Concessions will be available at the stand located on the concourse, behind home plate, for all regular season
UVA softball games.

Parking and Shuttles

General Information

Free parking is available in the JPJ South Lot during UVA softball games, except on basketball gamedays.
Overflow parking is available in the UVA Emmet/Ivy Garage.

Tailgating

Tailgating is permitted for all UVA softball games. No glass bottles permitted.

Tailgates can not occupy an additional parking space.

Tailgate setups not in the grass/pavement/mulch area must remain within the immediate footprint of the vehicle, allowing for traffic flow through the middle lane at all times.

Stadium Shuttles

A courtesy shuttle runs from the Disharoon Park/Klockner Stadium/Palmer Park ticket office to the Palmer Park concourse entrance. Shuttles start one hour prior to the start of the game, continue to run throughout the game and finish approximately 30 minutes after the game ends.

The courtesy shuttles are ADA compliant golf carts.

Accessibility & ADA

Accessibility Accommodations

The University of Virginia provides accommodations for guests with disabilities at all athletics facilities.
Accessible seating is defined as wheelchair spaces and companion seats of the Department of Justice
guidelines pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act. A public entity may investigate the potential misuse
of accessible seating where there is good cause to believe that such seating has been purchased fraudulently.

Parking and Shuttles

ADA Parking is available in the JPJ South parking lot.

Upon Entry, an ADA golf cart will be available for assistance to the seating area.

FAQ

Where are the security check points located?

The security check point will be located under the white tent, out front of the ticket office.

What time will venue doors open?

Palmer Park will open doors 1 hour prior to first pitch.

Can fans bring in blankets in cold weather?

Yes, however they are subject to search and you will be asked to shake them out.

How can I find out about changes due to weather?

Sign up here or scan the below QR code to register for text-message alerts about game times, weather updates and promotions. Updates will also be posted to all UVA Softball Social Media Platforms and virginiasports.com