Five things to know before Tech Football game against Syracuse



The Virginia Tech football team wraps up its four home games this Saturday afternoon, Oct. 23, with a clash against the ACC against Syracuse. Kick-off is 12:30 p.m. ET.

Tickets for Saturday’s game are still available starting at $ 55. Click here to find tickets.

Here are five things to know ahead of Saturday’s game between the Hokies and the Orange:

1. Syracuse made its first appearance at Lane Stadium since 2003. The Hokies will host the Orange for the first time since both programs joined the ACC. Syracuse’s last visit to Blacksburg was on October 11, 2003, a game Virginia Tech won 51-7. Tech holds an all-time 6-2 advantage over Syracuse at Lane Stadium.

2. Download mobile tickets BEFORE arriving at Lane Stadium. Ensure the smoothest entry into Lane Stadium by downloading mobile tickets in advance. Having the HokieSports app on a mobile device and being able to view tickets is not the same as having downloaded tickets to Apple Wallet or Google Pay. The HokieSports app requires the internet to access a ticket account, but once tickets have been uploaded from the app to Apple Wallet or Google Pay, they live on that device. No internet connection is required to access mobile tickets once they are uploaded to Apple Wallet or Google Pay.

For fans needing last minute assistance downloading their mobile tickets, free Wi-Fi will be available in Hokie Village and at all gates (except Gate 8). Fans should look for a network called Hokies FREE Tickets to access their ticket account on their mobile device.

Visit for more details, including step-by-step instructions and an FAQ.

3. The Lane Stadium concessions have become cashless. As previously announced, all concession stands have switched to cashless payment this year and will require a debit or credit card for purchase. Fans who do not have access to a card should consider purchasing a prepaid credit card from Kroger before the game. On game day, there will be a limited number of prepaid credit cards available in the Hokie Shop in the West Lobby.

4. Don’t miss the pre-game overview. Following the national anthem, fans are encouraged to turn their attention to the southwest corner of Lane Stadium to help welcome the crew of the HH-60W Combat Rescue Helicopter. The crew is part of the 41st Rescue Squadron at Moody Air Force Base in Georgia, and includes Major Adam Case of the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets (’10).

5. Tech’s 1986 Peach Bowl team will be recognized at halftime. This season marks the 35th anniversary of the 1986 Hokies team who ended the year with 10 wins and a 25-24 victory over NC State in the Peach Bowl. Former players will return to Lane Stadium this Saturday to commemorate this momentous season.



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