A weekend of events coupled with spectacular spring weather is the perfect combination for the 2022 Wahoowa weekend.
Topping the list of events is the Blue-White Spring Football Game on Saturday, April 23 at Scott Stadium. This is the last spring training session for first-year head coach Tony Elliott’s team. The game will be televised by the ACC network and will begin at 4 p.m.
The Blue-White Game is one of many occasions for Cavalier fans to visit Grounds this weekend. Here is an overview of all the activities.
Before the start of the Blue-White match, a number of activities will take place at Scott Stadium for the fans. The north gate of Scott Stadium will open at 2:30 p.m. for entry. Parking is free on all lots adjacent to Scott Stadium.
Youth activities will take place on the field between 2:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. and will include a 40-yard sprint, target throw, cornhole and goal kick. Additional activities on the North Hall of the stadium above the hill include a photo booth, balloon artists and inflatables.
Promotional tables will be set up inside the north gate of the stadium where fans will have the opportunity to pick up a poster of the 2022 Virginia football schedule. Blue-White Game fans who check in on the mobile app Virginia Sports will be eligible to win raffle prizes including Nike gear, tickets to 2022 home games and more.
The UVA Football Team will arrive at Scott Stadium around 2:45 p.m. for the Wahoo Walk. Fans are encouraged to join the UVA Cheer Squad as they welcome the Cavaliers to the southeast corner of Scott Stadium off Whitehead Road.
UVA players and coaches will be available after the Blue-White game for on-field autographs. The autograph session will last 30 minutes.
Sale of equipment
UVA Athletics will be selling authentic game-worn football jerseys and helmets along with other sports team-related merchandise prior to the Blue-White game. The sale location is inside the stadium’s east gate. Fans can enter the north gate to access the sale beginning at 2:30 p.m. Items available for sale include football helmets ($150), football shirts ($75), basketball shorts ( $40) and other sports uniforms ($20).
The Cavalier football team will split into two teams for Saturday’s blue-white game which is scheduled to start at 4 p.m. Teams will play two regular quarters at the start of the contest followed by an accelerated second half. The match will be televised live on the ACC Network with Wes Durham, Roddy Jones and Kelsey Riggs calling for action. The show will include live on-field interviews with head coach Tony Elliott, members of his coaching staff, players and other guests.
Parking is free for the blue-white game on all lots adjacent to Scott Stadium. The north gate of Scott Stadium will open at 2:30 p.m. for entry. Seating on the lower level of Scott Stadium is limited to Sections 101-107 and Grass Hill due to an ongoing seating replacement project.
Baseball vs. North Carolina
The 11th-ranked Virginia baseball team will host North Carolina in a three-game ACC series starting Friday at Disharoon Park. Youth 18 and under are free at all home games this season with the purchase of an adult ticket (online only). Match times are set at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, 1:00 p.m. on Saturday and 2:00 p.m. on Sunday. Friday’s game will feature a first pitch from head football coach Tony Elliott. Saturday’s game will be Dog Day at the Dish with a bandana given away to the first 500 fans. Representatives of the SPCA will be on the right esplanade with adoptable dogs. Sunday is Youth Day and includes inflatables in left field, a ball performer, kids running the bases after the game, post-game autographs and a poster giveaway.
Softball vs. Pitt
The Virginia softball team hosts Pittsburgh in a three-game series this weekend starting Friday at Palmer Park. This is the last homestand of the season for the Cavaliers. Youth 18 and under are free at all home games this season with the purchase of an adult ticket (online only). Match times are set at 4 p.m. on Friday, 1 p.m. on Saturday and noon on Sunday. Saturday’s game will be the Alumni Appreciation Game with All-ACC Award winner Tish Tablan (1996-98) throwing the first pitch and other alumni. Football season ticket holders are also encouraged to purchase tickets to Saturday’s game at a discounted rate and attend before the spring game at Scott Stadium. Sunday will be Fan Appreciation Day as well as Seniors Day. There will be raffle prizes throughout the game for fans in attendance, including Virginia Nike gear. After the match, nine Cavalier seniors will be honored for their contributions to the program in a special Seniors Day ceremony. Sunday’s game is also Teacher Appreciation Day. Teachers can purchase discounted tickets to the game by clicking here.
Athletics: the Virginia challenge
The Virginia Challenge will take place at Lannigan Field Thursday through Saturday. It’s the biggest track and field meet on the East Coast this weekend with more than 1,700 athletes from 40 schools set to compete. The meet begins with the hammer throw competitions Thursday night at 5 p.m. Friday’s slate of events will begin at 9 a.m. with the women’s javelin and run the 5,000 meters which begins at 10:05 p.m. Action resumes Saturday with the high jump and long jump competitions at 12 p.m. Virginia will honor its senior graduates on Saturday with recognition at 3:25 p.m.
Football season tickets
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