Looking for the complete Virginia Tech game day experience?

Want to join a tailgate with hundreds of other Hokie families?

Are you ready to experience a Hokie football game in Lane Stadium and jump to Enter Sandman with 66,000 of your closest friends?

Family and Alumni Relations and Student Affairs invite you to our second annual Hokie Family Game Day and Tailgate as the Virginia Tech football team takes on the Pirates of East Carolina University.

The Ultimate Hokie Family Tailgate

$25 per person

Our tailgate will begin at 10 a.m. and will end at noon, just in time to see the Hokies kickoff in Lane Stadium at 12:20 p.m. Each Tailgate ticket includes:

  • A Virginia Tech inspired, brunch-style meal provided by our campus’ own Personal Touch Catering, held on Dietrick Lawn
    • Chicken and VT Waffles
    • Biscuit Bar, to include sausage gravy and all of your favorite fixings
    • Egg and cheese frittata
    • Bacon and sausage
    • Design your own donut station
    • Hash brown casserole
    • Fresh fruit and pastries
    • Coffee and orange juice
    • Cash bar (assorted sodas, wine, beer and cider, and specialty mimosas and bloody marys will be available for purchase)
  • Music
  • Tailgating games, face painting and balloon art
  • Special guest appearances
  • Giveaways--including a stadium-approved clear tote bag for all of your game day needs!

Virginia Tech Hokies Football versus East Carolina University Pirates at Lane Stadium, Worsham Field

12:20 p.m. kickoff

$50 per person plus fees (If you want your Virginia Tech student to sit with you at the game, a ticket must be purchased for them as well.)


HOKIE VILLAGE: Opening 3.5 hours prior to kickoff, Hokie Village is a family-friendly area on the turf field across from Lane Stadium on Beamer Way featuring inflatables, food trucks, Skipper, music, and more! Hokie Village is also home to the Kubota Kickoff Show, a live pre-game radio show with Andrew Allegretta, Jon Laaser, and Mike Burnop. Admission is free.

THE HOKIE WALK: A time-honored game day tradition, the Hokie Walk is your perfect chance to welcome the team as they arrive at Lane Stadium. Taking place on Beamer Way, just outside of Hokie Village, the Hokie Walk typically occurs 2.5 hours prior to kick-off. For updates on the team's arrival time, be sure to follow @VT_Football on Twitter.

ARRIVE EARLY: To capture the full Lane Stadium experience be sure to arrive and enter the stadium early to avoid long lines at the gates. You don't want to miss Enter Sandman! The pre-game show featuring the Highty Tighties typically begins 25 minutes prior to kickoff, concluding with the national anthem and team entrance sequence.

WHITE EFFECT: Don't be the only fan not wearing the official White Effect T-shirt! Order your shirt in advance OR purchase in Blacksburg at any University Bookstore or Hokie Shop inside Lane Stadium. Sales from the White Effect/Military Appreciation shirt benefit the Fisher House Foundation best known for its network of comfort homes where military and veterans’ families can stay at no cost while a loved one is receiving treatment.

MILITARY APPRECIATION DAY: Throughout the Hokies' match-up with ECU we will be honoring those who have served and those who continue to serve in the military.

CLEAR BAG POLICY: To provide a safer environment for spectators and to expedite fan entry in to Lane Stadium, Virginia Tech initiated a clear bag policy. The policy allows for a better and quicker experience at gates and is also a public safety measure successfully implemented at other ACC venues.

UPDATES: Be sure to follow Hokiesports.com and @VT_Football on Twitter for information specific to the Hokies' match-up with ECU such as our "5 Things to Know" info-graphic and a link to "Game Day Central."


GAME DAY PUBLIC PARKING: No parking is provided at Dietrick Lawn or as part of your registration for the Hokie Family Game Day and Tailgate. Public parking is available on game day for $20 in designated parking lots on campus. The main lots are on at the corner of Price’s Fork Road and West Campus Drive and denoted in orange with PUBLIC on the map. Satellite parking is available at P2 (3109 Prices Fork Road). Blacksburg Transit provides a shuttle service from the satellite parking lots to the stadium.


Handicapped parking for the public is available for a $20 fee on the day of the game in a designated parking lot. A handicapped accessible shuttle is provided from this lot to the stadium.