Six years ago, Virginia Tech opened a hotel on campus.
On game days, it's harder to get a room at the Inn at Virginia Tech, than it is to get a ticket to the game.
Worsham Field: the home turf of the Hokies.
But just because the field is named after you, doesn't mean you can get a room in here.
“We were on the waiting list for a little while, just to get in here,” Janet Worsham said.
It wasn't until the 2008 football season, that Janet and Wes Worsham got the call.
“As soon as there was a room available we took it, and we're not planning on giving it up! So we have it for the season,” Janet Worsham said.
Game weekend rooms are so high in-demand at the Inn at Virginia Tech, that they go on sale shortly after the Hokies’ football schedule is released.
“We'd heard about the Inn at Virginia Tech, but there was no chance, because of our late decision making,” said Colleen and Lenny Budsock.
The Budsocks never expected to get a room, since they weren't on the wait list. But with a last minute call, they got lucky.
“While I was actually talking with her on the phone she said, you know, let me check, I think someone may have cancelled for at least one night, let me just look and see,” the Budsocks said.
“As exciting as it is to always have these people come back over and over again, it's always so much fun when somebody gets to stay here for the first time on a game day, when someone just happens to call at the right time and get that room at the last minute, they are so excited to stay at the inn at VT,” said Samantha Strong, the front desk supervisor.
When it's not game weekends, the Inn still relies heavily on the university to fill its rooms.
“We are the venue for reunions on campus,” said Tom Shaver, Inn at Virginia Tech general manager. “We book a lot of group meetings and conferences, most are associated with the university in some way.”
The recession hurt business in 2008 and 2009, but now the general manager says they're back on track and business is good.
“The Hokie nation really has incredible, really incredible staying power. People can’t wait to come back to Blacksburg,” Shaver said.