UVA starting new policy for UVA/VT single game tickets.

https://www.streakingthelawn.com/2019/3/6/18253880/virginia-cavaliers-fo...

In an effort to keep Hokies from taking over Lane North every other year the LOLUVA AD has started a new policy for the game.

In an email to fans on Wednesday afternoon, Virginia Cavaliers athletic director Carla Williams announced that individual tickets for the Nov. 29 game against the Virginia Tech Hokies will be limited to those who held season tickets in 2018 or donate $100 to the Virginia Athletics Foundation in 2019.

If season tickets cost only 120 dollars why wouldn't Tech fans just buy some season tickets and then have empty seats for more of the LOLUVA games?

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So they would rather have an empty stadium? I guess they had a good spring game so now applying it to real games.

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I don't understand. Where are all the photoshopped fans?

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I guess they had a good spring game so now applying it to real games.

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How much are UVA season tickets? It can work out well, buy a season ticket to ensure another empty seat at all other games while still being able to go the game.

Another white bronco? The first one didn't go too far.

Dont do that...then you're just funding them. They're gonna be empty regardless

Taylor, looking desperately throws it deep..HAS A MAN OPEN DANNY COALE WITH A CATCH ALL THE WAY DOWN TO THE FIVE!!!!....hes still open

If you're gonna pay the $100, you might as well pay the $120 is the point, I think

But could you put that $120 towards the Hokie Club instead? Think - let's say that 3,000 fans were willing to donate $120 to UVA, and 50% of those fans are not in the Hokie Club - that's 1500 new members, and $180k that we could collect to help VT Student Athletes. $180k is small in the grand scheme of the budget, but it's $180k more than what we'd have today.

Much, much better use of the money

You will see this game, this upset and this sign next on ESPN Sportscenter. Virginia Tech 31 Miami 7

I think you missed the part where we want to go watch the game

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Are the UVA season tickets really only $120?

They must be including some hot dogs or something.

And a spot on the bench.

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At face value, this is a move to limit the Hokies attendance at Lane Stadium North. However, at $100 it may not be a complete deterrent for Hokie Nation, and may simply serve as a surcharge/tax/fundraising effort.

For those who normally make the trip, will $100 stop you from going this season?

Probably not given my sister lives within walking distance of the stadium now

Taylor, looking desperately throws it deep..HAS A MAN OPEN DANNY COALE WITH A CATCH ALL THE WAY DOWN TO THE FIVE!!!!....hes still open

Why is she still your sister?

Shes not a uva fan no worries. Just behind enemy lines and got a kickass job there

Taylor, looking desperately throws it deep..HAS A MAN OPEN DANNY COALE WITH A CATCH ALL THE WAY DOWN TO THE FIVE!!!!....hes still open

I feel like it'll stop some VT fans, but also some UVA fans that will undoubtedly come out of the woodwork this year. Don't think it'll have an appreciable impact on the makeup of the attendance, personally.

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If I'm reading it right (and I'm often wrong here) aren't just buying season tickets for all the games only a few dollars more? Starting at 120ish? So buy season ticket go to Tech game and sell for a few dollars rest and step three profit. FSU and Liberty would probably sell for 10-25.

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There has to be some sort of demand to sell the others...

"I'm too drunk to taste this chicken" - Colonel Sanders via Ricky Bobby

Well yes ODU, Liberty and FSU will pay tens of dollars to see the game.

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Time to stick it back to ODU for the crazy secondary market prices last year.

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Yes, sell the tix to the other games to opposing fans for cheap

You will see this game, this upset and this sign next on ESPN Sportscenter. Virginia Tech 31 Miami 7

That's a fair point. Release said season tickets start at $129, but I don't know if there's a minimum donor level to get them (or any other hidden costs).

I know in most recent years they have had plenty of public sales of season tickets maybe they are hoping last years success changes that?

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Brother in law and his family/friends had about 16 season tickets around the 20yd line about 5 rows behind the UVA bench for years. Like two decades, thru thick and thin. Here the past couple years they started jacking those donor seats up drastically (like $1,000/seat) and they flew off the rails, and I can't blame them. They were some of the few who lived and died by that team (mainly dying ZINGER) and they ran em off. Even had correspondence with Littlepage/aige. They ended up dropping those seats and just getting single game tickets.

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I don't know. When you ask for $80 to help fund this site, everyone gets alligator arms.

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This hit me in the feels.

$100 wouldn't deter me, but I also don't see a reason to pay it. There will be a ton of unsold inventory with that kind of policy, and I really doubt UVA will just sit on inventory like that. So eventually it will be available one way or another, whether it be via a groupon or moving blocks of tickets to brokers a week or two before the game, which will then hit the secondary market at below face value.

I'm going to laugh so hard when they try this and the stadium is still filled with maroon because of this right here.

I already did laugh so hard at this exact scenario. My hoo coworker was bragging about what a great idea this was. He quickly clammed up when I pointed out that Hokies are just going to Gobble up the unsold (and even sold tickets from hoos that won't go) tickets on StubHub, etc.

If you play it, they will win.

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Knowing that UVA could never sell out a football game, it seems like all those extra tickets are going to find their way onto the secondary ticket market, Stub Hub etc., and can still be accessed by VT fans.

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One of my friends came from a big Duquesne house. He went there prior to VT for grad school. His grandfather hates Pitt so much he had season tickets to boo them. For like 50 years he was at every Pitt game cheering for the other team.

EDIT: I can't walk and type.

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Tyrod did it Mikey, Tyrod did it!!

Man, that....that is hatred so pure it erases all traces of rationality.

Respect.

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Boycott the game there one year and let them see how much revenue that game brings in from all the Hokies buying tickets, drinks, food, lodging and restaurant expenditures, gasoline, etc. Make sure the team knows the score and get them on board with what and why. We'll still beat the snot out of them and they'll be too poor to buy a hankie. They may not realize it, but they need the Hokies more than we need them.

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This. They will end up realizing how much they shot themselves in the foot when the revenue dips because they had one less sellout than they usually do. Which is usually how many? 1? Yeah, this might be a nice poke at the Tech fanbase, but they'll realize their mistake when they start looking at the revenue totals.

They'll just turn it into a Thanksgiving Festival like they did the spring game when they realize the turnout will be embarrassing.

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We're going to have to start paying rent for how much we live in their heads.

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Here lies It's a Stroman Jersey I Swear, surpassed in life by no one because he intercepted it.

That's the only way they're going to make money on this game.

Wow. They think HokieNation will pony up $100 PLUS the cost of the ticket versus paying $120 for season tix?

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If I read it correctly, a $100 donation allows you to buy up to 6 tickets. If you maximize that opportunity, it's a $17 donation per ticket, which doesn't seem too significant to me.

If you don't think you can find a use for 6 tickets, I guess the best option is buying the $129 season ticket and guaranteeing an empty seat for all the other home games.

Joffrey, Cersei, Ilyn Payne, the Hound, Jeff Jagodzinski, Paul Johnson, Pat Narduzzi.

I sense a group buy.

Who knows, depending on the year there may be other team worth watching on the schedule, but most years not.

I guess the way they're doing it, you'd have to buy season tickets every OTHER year, the years VT isn't playing in Lane North.

Just wait until they run the inevitable Groupon deal for tickets to fill all the empty seats. Happens every year in Richmond.

They have had and average attendance percentage around 64-65% the last 3 years.
Guessing they might report sold tickets versus actual turnstile numbers next season.

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2 tickets, a crusty hot dog and some cracker jacks for $20.

Tyrod did it Mikey, Tyrod did it!!

Hell the cracker jack prize if worth $20!

"Hey Bud, you wont have to hold the opponent to 17 points anymore."

I would say don't go, and I have 2 reasons why:

They are now treating this as a fundraiser for UVA Athletics. Your $100 will 100% supporting UVA Athletics in some form or another.

An empty Stadium in Charlottesville is better than directly funding them.

It' s a mute moot point though, I'm sure plenty of Hokies will pay the extra money to go, and I can't blame you.

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VTFootball.... please don't hate me for this. I seriously cannot help myself (its a sickness or something)

.....moot*

*wallows in self loathing*

As long as you cause $100 in damage while you are there, it evens out. Nothing nefarious, just clog a toilet or something.

EDIT: Totally missed your point (and the error), I thought you were admitting to the VT football team that you had a sickness and would readily donate the $100.

Whatever. It was one bad year.

Seasonal Brew means High ABV for football season and standard the rest of the year.

The point is moo, you know, like a cow's opinion. It's moo.

I'm trying so hard not to let me co workers hear me laughing

I don't hate you. I have a blistering headache, it was an honest mistake.

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I wish I could give you 6 legs: 1 for this comment and 5 for the meme

Some savage downvoted you for this comment. I'm not really sure why. I evened you out.

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I appreciate it. I'm sure it was a fat finger. I cannot tell you how many times I dv'ed someone back in the day before we could correct those mistakes simply because I was scrolling through the page on my phone. I know they're meaningless, but I always felt awful haha

Have another leg.

That meme is worth it.

It' s a mute moot moo point though...

FTFY.

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Irregardless, we understood what he meant.

Now finish up them taters; I'm gonna go fondle my sweaters.

The irony of the use of "irregardless".

Leg.

Supposably, we understood what he meant.

From the 2018 VT-uva game-"This is when LEGENDS are made!"

Look. You can't shove smoke back down the chimbley, so leave this one be. And don't make me tell you twicet.

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Jesus guys, I could less about this little subthread.

Amateur superstar and idiot extraordinaire.

C'mon, it's just people being mischeevious.

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Based on that quote, you have to have held season tickets the year prior (2018) to the game in lane north or donate $100 the year of (2019) the game in lane north.

To buy single season tickets yes. But just buy season tickets for 129 and call it even.

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Home field advantage does matter, which is why Hokie fans fill up Lane Stadium, North. The way I see it, I'm buying the tickets already, so if it costs me a bit more then fine. I'm still going to try to provide home field advantage to VT. As to whether my $ ends up in a Wahoo fan's pocket or in the UVa treasury it's the same difference to me.

I'll just rip up the other game tickets and hurt UVa twice - once for empty seats at other games and again for filling seats with Hokies at the VT game :)

"I have been a part of many rivalry games as a student-athlete, coach and administrator. These games are very important and mean more to all of us. Home field advantage matters. Home field advantage especially matters to our coaches and student-athletes," Williams wrote in explaining the decision.

Does this actually do anything to deter VT attendees? I assumed most VT fans were purchasing tickets through secondary markets anyways.

Bingo ! It just doesn't matter what they do, they're screwed. :--)

This was my thought. I guess this could drive up costs on the second hand market, but at the end of the day, your just losing money by offering tickets above the optimal supply/demand price.

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I enjoy seeing a lot of Tech fans at their home games, but I will never go to a game there. I know that we will lose the one time I go. I wouldn't be able to stand it.

So you either have to hold season tickets from the years the game is in Blacksburg or donate $100 for the years in Cville. I can tell you I will not be going through UVA to get tickets anymore. I will go to tailgate and see what I can scalp for cheap if the secondary market doesn't have them at half price. They are really banking on making our rivalry competitive again. I wonder what they will do the week before the game when they have 20k tickets remaining?

Whatever. It was one bad year.

Seasonal Brew means High ABV for football season and standard the rest of the year.

My new wallpaper.

This is going to be great for the ACC.

So instead of ruining their "home field advantage" for just the VT game, they want VT fans to buy season tickets and ruin it for every game by selling the tickets to the opposing team fans.

Smart.

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Go Hokies

Go Falcons

loluva logic. Pawning off responsibility to others to sell tix for them.

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Yall remember that time TKP destroyed UVA's photoshopped graphic for season tickets

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I remember. That was one of the funnest threads we've ever had

Yall remember that time someone destroyed UVA on field graphic?

(add if applicable) /s

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Not only do I remember... I know who did it.

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So all these years, I have really, truly believed it was an inside job. So can you confirm for me that it WAS NOT an inside job?

I really wish I could provide you with what you are looking for.

Even if the statues of limitations are up, the person who performed said deed could possibly (not positive) still get reprimanded at his current position.

If we were at a bar having a beer no problem.

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You just go ahead and buy that glorious Hokie a drink and if you and I ever meet, I'll get you back. I don't necessarily need to know who it is. I just want them to know that it was appreciated and I love them for it.

If you play it, they will win.

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I don't want to know details or names or anything, except was it done by a VT staff member or a UVA staff member?

It was not a UVA staff member.

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Thank you. I can connect the dots as to how a visiting team's equipment staff might have the access and achieve the cover to do this. Just about the same way a guy sneaks into Bobby Dodd and pisses on the 50 yard line.

It wasn't just Bobby Dodd ;)

What is the statute of limitations on this? I want the full story, how they planned it, how they got in, what they used, how they got out, did they almost get caught?, did they tie up any security folks or just slip sleeping pills into their chianti?, I wants the deets!

Whatever. It was one bad year.

Seasonal Brew means High ABV for football season and standard the rest of the year.

What is the statute of limitations on this? I want the full story, how they planned it, how they got in, what they used, how they got out, did they almost get caught?, did they tie up any security folks or just slip sleeping pills into their chianti? Zima, I wants the deets!

FTFY

It's not hard to get into a stadium, most are just open.

The day of the VT-UGA peach bowl me and a couple if friends went over to GTs stadium to check it out, two of my friends were WVU grads and we were going to the WVU-GT gator bowl a couple days later. So they wanted to see GTs stadium so we get there and one friend jumps the fence. Now about 30 feet over from where he climbed then fence there was opened the gate and you could just walked in. He then ran onto the field and peed on the 50 yard line, cause he's classy like that.

Saw two 18 point half time comebacks 2 days apart, I wish I had only seen one.

Remember?

it was one of my proudest moments in my early days on here

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Didn't they put that on a paver or something this past year?

Easier than selling tickets, though not quite as profitable.

Cool story bro.... just buy on StubHub/Ticketmaster/TickPick/etc.

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I feel like if I tried to google "TickPick", my autocorrect would take me to a very different site

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lol yea I always tell my friends it sounds way too close to Dick Pick.... but all jokes aside, I HIGHLY recommend using TickPIck... They are always lower than any other site (Stubhub/Ticketmaster/Vivid Seats/Gametime/etc.).

They advertise the no service or delivery fees which they don't at check out. The price you see on the stadium chart is what you pay. Now I am sure they build in the fees into the prices you see BUT having said that, the exact same seats on the other seats are always more expensive than what is on TickPick my from buying experiences.

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We have done the same thing in year's past with other big games. Outside of the allotment that we sent to the opposing school, Ohio State and Notre Dame were both limited to Season Ticket Holders and Hokie Clube members only. And I assume the Penn State game in 2020 will be the same. If the hope is to get more fans in the seats, great! We're not the blessed child either when it comes to fans in seats - and there were games last year where the exodus was very close to UVA exodus levels.

I don't see the big deal.

Edit: Tickets were also available to Hokie Club members

The only reason those games were limited was because they sold out before general public sales.

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But they still limited the tickets to donors and season ticket holders.

If UVA is really hoping to Beat Tech, even in the bathroom, the move to limit our game to donors and season ticket holders only there to align with that hope/desire/dream/fantasy

It's not the same thing.

With VT - the individual game tickets are first available to season ticket holders and Hokie Club members. Then to the general public. But they sold out before the general public availability.

Here UVA is claiming that these individual game tickets will NEVER be available to the general public - only last season ticket holders or current donors of a minimum $100.

In addition, season tickets at VT are available to hokie club and then public, for many many years they never reached public. The only way to get season tickets was to donate.

A. For an exodus to occur, first there must be fans in the stands. VT had a 91% capacity rate for all home games last year. loluva had a 65% capacity rate for last year. That's turnstile numbers. And includes the Marshall game.

i. VT average 20,000 more per home game in 2018.

B. See the capacity numbers above. That's not even apples to oranges. That's apples to okra. The only team worse on capacity numbers is Pitt, who had 2k more people in the stands per game.

C. FWIW, the 2016 Richmond game had a higher attendance at loluva than the 2017 VT game.

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I do not disagree with any of this. But over the last 5-6 years, our home game attendance has certainly been at it lowest point since the 90's, even with the bowl streak and winning seasons. UVA hasn't had that luxury- they've been awful for years now (with a couple of bright spots), so if they want to take a baby step in the direction of trying to "motivate" their fan base to go to the VT game by making tickets somewhat "exclusive" to their donors and fans, then good for them!

Believe me, my UVA friends noticed our mass exodus near the end of our game this year, and they won't let it die, either. Yeah, we won, but seeing that many fans streaming for the exits before the game was determined was disheartening. I know, the debate raged here and all the reasons and excuses were trotted out, but in the end, a whole lot of people had the same reasons and excuses at the same time and it was a horrible look.

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Did you point out how insufferable the UVA people were when they thought they would win, that VT would rollover and die but instead, VT fought to the end, then UVA fans streamed out, just as soon as possible?

Tit for TAT.

This is going to be great for the ACC.

Well, that wouldn't work because my UVA friends admitted that regardless (or irregardless?) of the optics, they still didn't believe that they would win. They were truly amazed that VT fans left, not that we came back and won the game. They flat out admitted that they never thought they would win. They were more surprised at the behavior than anything else. These folks are not insufferable, and I know many who are, but mature and reticent adults who just happen to favor an unfavorable and insufferable team. Hey, they went there and at least are still supporting their team, somewhat.

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In my mind it was the perfect storm, in a 9 win season no one walks out, if the game was in September, no one walks out. It was a long season and mentally rough on the fans, not an excuse, it's just how I sleep at night.

No excuse necessary, of course. I totally agree with your take on the season. Still, it was painful for me to watch from the warmth and comfort of my easy chair.

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It's nice to know we're as big a game to UVA as OSU and ND are to us.

Wait, we're Big Dogs now?

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Yes... Yes, we are.

I guess UVA has to start somewhere.. but with so many people that make in an annual tradition to go to that game, it's not a bad place for them to start

Dear Lord this is pathetic

74-54

I don't see this as an attempt to deter Tech fans from attending the game. They want the seats full, even if it's with Tech fans. They are trying to maximize their profit by pricing the tickets at a price that is not too expensive to lose customers, and not too cheap to lose out on revenue. They think HokieNation will still show up and still buy tickets at this price, thereby maximizing their revenue. I think I'd do the same thing in their position.

That sort of reasonable talk has no place here.
Shame, shame.

This is going to be great for the ACC.

There is still the risk that the increased total cost reduces demand and they lose YOY revenue. Not only that, but they would probably have better success asking us, their rival, for our left nut instead of a donation.

Whatever. It was one bad year.

Seasonal Brew means High ABV for football season and standard the rest of the year.

Yeah there's no doubt that the increased cost reduces demand, it's just a question of how much reduced demand. I think they calculated the move and really feel that enough people will still pay the added cost and they'll end up making more money with this tax in place. This idea seems to be true considering the comments above - many are willing to either pay the donation or buy the season ticket. Either way, they are increasing revenue with the move. That's my prediction at least, we'll see come November how many people are willing to buy the higher-priced ticket.

This is interesting from an economic standpoint, UVA is essentially imposing a tax on one game to try and induce a different outcome with their fan base. Their on field product has been so poor, that they cannot sell out their season ticket allotment. So they apply a tax to the one game that draws a crowd on their schedule every two years.

That's a hell of a gamble.

I think it's a gamble that will pay off for them. More revenue

The way I see it. If Hokienation buys a bunch of season tickets and then do not go to any of the UVA games except the one that matters, UVA is losing out a lot on concessions, parking, merch etc...

This brings a philosophical question:

If LOLUVA finally breaks the streak, will anyone be there to see it?

We put the K in Kwality

If LOLUVA finally breaks the streak...

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I'm sure LOLUVA athletics consider this policy a win-win. They know that if they don't sell the tickets, there will be less Tech fans in the house, which they see as a positive. They know that if they do sell the tickets to Tech faithful, they get a windfall.

For those Tech folk that choose to go the donation/season ticket route to get Commonwealth Clash tickets, obviously, selling the tickets to fans of the opposing teams or leaving them vacant is an option, but there's a third alternative. At least as far as LOLUVA games that don't conflict with Tech games (I don't support missing Tech play), and if you're close to hoovile, you could come dressed as a fan of whomever the opponent of the day might be and cheer the visitors on. Enemy of my enemy theory. Of course, that gets kind of unpalatable too. Especially when you consider you'd have to cheer for GT, ODU & Liberty. On second thought, sell the extras. Nobody should feel that dirty.

Take the shortest route to the ball and arrive in bad humor.

It's almost tempting to get loluva season tickets just to guarantee another Hokie in the stands on thanksgiving. Unfortunatey, just like the Tech home slate, all the games only feature, at most, one P5 football team.

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I gave them too damn much to use their central campus parking garage for a tournament last weekend. There's no way they're getting another cent of mine.

The Orange and Maroon you see, that's fighting on to victory.

What Happens if UVA has another Bad season, we play them the last Game. They Don't show up in the stands, selling Tickets because they don't want to watch another a$$ Wuppin. Just saying VT could fill the place up with their cheap tickets. I say by Nov. , Tickets will be everywhere ! I hadn't missed a VT/UVA game in Years But I will watch how this plays out. IMHO, tickets will be easy come game week.

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For some reason I figured I'd look into this and just answer all the questions. You can go to the UVA ticket website and buy season tickets for as cheap as $129 with no minimum donation except for a $20 order charge. If you get season tickets, you obviously get the VT game. However, if you do buy the $129 "value" season ticket and plan to sell the other games, beware that those seats have a measly face value of $15 for the non-conference games and an even more pathetic face value of $25 the ACC games (including Florida State). If you somehow managed to sell all the remaining tickets for face, you'd recoup $120. Good luck with that though, as you'd probably be fortunate to offload them for even $60 total.

If you want single game tickets for the VT game, you are allowed to purchase up to 6 only if you a) were a season ticket holder in 2018 or b) donate $100 to their athletic fund. Even after the donation, single game tickets for the VT game start at $60.

Personally I'd probably hold out and wait for tickets to hit the secondary market. However, if you can get a group of 4+ to go in together and value decent seats, it's probably worth donating the $100 and getting the seats you want. If you have 4 or less people, don't care much about seat location, and are willing to sell extra tickets (or burn them to spite the Hoos), it's probably better to buy the $129 season tickets.

Joffrey, Cersei, Ilyn Payne, the Hound, Jeff Jagodzinski, Paul Johnson, Pat Narduzzi.

(or burn them to spite the Hoos)

Best option

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Fuck UVa.

I wouldn't piss on their Athletic Foundation if it was on fire. I would rather throw a 100 dollar bill out of my window on my way up 64 to pick up my ticket from the Craigslist guy than give anything to a UVa whatever.

Really, fuck those guys.

Leonard. Duh.

I have a feeling hokie fans will find an inexpensive way in.

This is a sad funny

I have a feeling hokie fans will find engineer an inexpensive way in.

FIFY

Will I pay?

In some ways you could say this is retribution for how we treated the whos? during last year's game (such as putting the band in the worst seats in the house). Obviously I can't control what the rest of you do, but I say we call their bluff. Don't buy the tickets unless it's off a secondary market like stubhub.

All bands for visiting teams have been moved up. Unlike LOLUVA who moved the band for Tech to a different spot than other teams bands were placed.

Wet stuff on the red stuff.

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I was gonna say, they put us MVs up on the top deck as far away as possible as early as 2010 (I probably have my year wrong)

From what I understand and have read, the visiting team's athletic department gets a ticket allotment and decides where (and how much) to allocate to the band, and sells the remainder of the tickets. So the MVs being moved to the top is probably a VT decision, and visiting bands being moved to the top is probably a visiting team decision. I believe VT changed where the away ticket allotment is (removing the lower SEZ section), which was an easy spot to put the band before. Now they would have to place the band in front of people purchasing tickets if they wanted the band lower since it's just the little slice in east stands now.

tl;dr: visiting teams choose where they sell tickets and where they place the band, and selling tickets always wins

I don't have my #sauces any more, so please someone correct me if I'm wrong.

Not great, Bob

That would be wrong. The bands at UVA were moved per UVA athletic department policy same with ALL bands per VT athletic department policy. This is straight from Pete Morris when visiting fans complained about bands being moved.

Wet stuff on the red stuff.

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Thanks for the comment! I remember his tweets, and the reasoning of "they do it, so we do it", but I never saw him say it was our policy or anything like an official statement. I was in the MVs when these changes started happening. UVA has been upper deck for a while but UNC we moved from lower to upper during my tenure. The impression I always received from those who knew was that it was an internal VT decision, but I never saw anything officially written for either argument. I just trusted my sources more than Pete Moris. Would love if you could find an official document or statement outside of twitter just to finally settle this.

UPDATE: Did some research into Clemson message boards and from some inside Tiger band emails they blame the VT AD so it looks like Pete is right on this one. Should have known, my #sauces also said Dwayne Lawson would be the first VT Heisman.

Not great, Bob

They're also screwing over their fans who might live far enough away from Cville they can only attend one game per year, and choose to target the VT game. Those fans are now going to look to other games because of the steep markup.

Just stupid all around. Chopping off the nose to spite the face.

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so a season ticket holder can pay 100 bucks...buy 500 tickets and sell them for 20 bucks over face value to hokie fans?s......

Reviving this thread because it turns out the single game "donation" is either $100 or $250 for select sections. And yes, the visitor section has the $250 donation requirement, not the advertised $100.

They ask you how you are and you just have to say that you're fine when you're not really fine.

Stub Hub, Vivid Seats, Cheap Tickets etc, or on-site scalping. Always plenty of tickets available at or below face value. I hate the fees for on-line ticket brokers, but would rather pay those fees than make any direct contribution to UVA.

Not for this game... Face is $70 and Stubhub is at $110 before fees.
Edit, now in the $90 range

'Its easy to grin, when your ship comes in, and you've got the stock market beat,
but the man worthwhile, is the man who can smile, when his shorts are too tight in the seat'

Been laughing at the resale values of these all season. All their other games were less than 50 and the lowest I saw for VT was $170. Wait a week or two they'll go down. Dont wait until the coastal implications are known though.

(add if applicable) /s

"If Fu goes to 2 acc champ games in 4 years, I will never criticize him again." - dcwilson

I've been keeping an eye on StubHub. But I'm subtracting $100 from the ticket prices I see on any secondary market. For example, if the ticket price is $150, I'm considering them to be $50 tickets with a $100 Not Donating My Money to UVA Athletics fee included. A fee I will gladly pay to StubHub every time.

UVA could be playing for a coastal crown and there will be tickets available on the secondary market for cheap. The only people who will be driving UVA/VT tickets up are VT fans...