Typically the epicenter of Virginia Tech football, attendance in Lane Stadium was limited to 1,000 people due to restrictions to help fight the spread of COVID-19. As a result, Virginia Tech Athletics quickly assembled a flurry of safe ways to keep Hokie traditions alive and students, alums, and fans engaged throughout Saturday's game.
Fall sports at Virginia Tech will compete without fans in attendance until further notice. Tech football, volleyball, men's soccer, and women's soccer matches will be played with only essential staff and family members of the student-athletes in attendance.
This year, iterations of photo cutouts are appearing in sports stadiums across the globe because of the limitations that COVID-19 imposes on large crowds. On Saturday, about 1,000 cutouts will be on display in Lane Stadium for the Hokies' first football game of the year.
Virginia Tech will continue to monitor all parking lots on game day. Virginia Tech Police will inform anyone seeking to hold a tailgate that it is currently prohibited and are prepared to enforce this decision if individuals choose not to comply.
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Small-group workouts supervised by Coach Ben Hilgart and his staff will be limited to the Beamer-Lawson Practice Facility and the Steve Johnson practice fields. The locker room and other common football areas will remain closed at this time.
Leaders from the university, Blacksburg, and Montgomery County discussed the joint effort to handle the impacts of the COVID-19 outbreak during an hour-long community conversation held over Zoom on Friday, May 1.
Many Hokie athletes are hopeful. Some will return for an added season of eligibility, granted by the NCAA for athletes competing in spring season sports. Others are moving forward with the next steps in their journey.
Former defensive line coordinator Bud Foster has been named the Class of 2022 class ring namesake, and Rosemary Bliezner, Alumni Distinguished Professor and senior Fellow in the Center for Gerontology at Virginia Tech, has been named class sponsor.
From athletics enhancements like new seating, to multiple accessibility improvements and numerous administrative refurbishments, the university community will benefit from a host of renovations and construction projects completed by Virginia Tech Facilities.
Dye became involved with the redesign of what was then known as The River Course at the behest of his friends, Virginia Tech alumnus Bill Goodwin and his wife, Alice Goodwin, shortly after the course was acquired by the Virginia Tech Foundation in 2002.