Virginia Tech Football: Lane Stadium
Lane Stadium is an electric atmosphere when their beloved Hokies are taking on the best of the ACC. Night games are especially fun at Lane Stadium because tailgating normally starts the day before the game. So with a night start that’s almost two whole days to party before the team takes the field. When they do take the field, they come through a human tunnel of students to the Metallica song Enter Sandman while fireworks go off. If that doesn’t pump you up, then what will?
Lane Stadium opened in 1962, so it is an old school stadium with metal bleachers. This can give the Hokies even more of a home field advantage because the students jump up and down on these bleachers creating a lot of noise and distraction.
Virginia Tech is typically one of the best teams in the ACC. They have won or shared seven conference championships since 1995. In the 1999 season, the Hokies played Florida State in the second BCS National Championship Game. They have won seven bowl games since 2000 including the Orange Bowl in 2008. They also played in the Orange Bowl in 2009 and 2011 and the Sugar Bowl in 2005.
Virginia Tech has put many players into the NFL including Michael Vick, Bruce Smith, Don Strock, Kam Chancellor, DeAngelo Hall and countless others. When you go see the Hokies this season you will be watching some of the stars of tomorrow.
Enjoy a game at Lane Stadium while you eat some wings from Buffalo Wild Wings or a hot dog, pretzel, nachos or cotton candy while you watch the Hokies take on the ACC.
This season’s home schedule includes the defending national champion Ohio State Buckeyes looking for payback, as the Hokies were the only team to beat them a season ago. After that, the Hokies will host Furman, Pittsburgh, NC State, Duke and North Carolina. All five of the FBS opponents that come to Lane Stadium played in a bowl game a year ago. A football fan cannot ask for a belter selection of games than this.
Virginia Tech has not one, but two marching bands to entertain you. One is the Marching Virginians made up of the students and the other is the Highty Tighties made of the cadets. They also have a cannon they named Skipper after JFK that they fire whenever Tech scores. Pregame and halftime fireworks also add to the great game experience at Lane Stadium.
The scenery around the stadium is beautiful in the fall with all of the colors of the leaves making this one of the greatest looking college towns in the nation.
If you want to experience the best in college football, then you need to visit Lane Stadium in Blacksburg, Virginia for a Hokies game. Do not wait too long to get your tickets because they will be gone. Empty seats at a Hokies game are rare. If you don’t get your tickets then someone else will.
So get to Blacksburg early, enjoy hours of tailgating fun, take in the scenery, then wear your orange to Lane Stadium and scream loudly for Virginia Tech.