Virginia Athletics announces sale of alcohol, fireworks display at football games

Changes also include a partnership with Lyft

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The announcement also stated that pedestal scanners would be added at the stadium’s gates to streamline the process of scanning tickets. 

Marshall Bronfin | Cavalier Daily

Virginia Athletics announced Thursday afternoon a number of changes to football gameday at Scott Stadium. 

Beer, wine and cider will be sold to attendees of ages 21 and over. New items have also been introduced to the concession menu, including new tacos — Philly steak, Buffalo chicken and zucchini — vegetarian burgers, local Virginia sausages and bratwurst. Additionally, concession stands have lowered the price of water to $3. 

During the football team’s entrance, the stadium will no longer present Adventures of Cavman but will show another opening video accompanied by pyrotechnics and bursts of flames. Virginia Athletics also announced fireworks to go off after Virginia scores during night games.

The announcement also stated that pedestal scanners would be added at the stadium’s gates to streamline the process of scanning tickets. 

A new partnership with the rideshare company Lyft means that a drop-off and pick-up area will be officially established at separate locations outside the stadium. 

The clear bag policy will remain in place for the upcoming season. Free bag checking will be implemented at the gates as well, for attendees who have bags not complying with the policy. The space at these checking locations will be limited, so guests are encouraged to leave their non-clear bags at home. 

The changes will go into effect with the start of the 2019 season as Virginia plays William & Mary at home Sept. 6. Virginia’s first game is away against Pittsburgh this weekend.

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