Virginia Tech students experience new policies at Lane Stadium

Published: Sep. 12, 2021 at 7:59 PM EDT
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BLACKSBURG, Va. (WDBJ) - Following Virginia Tech’s home opener win against North Carolina, some fans were unhappy with operations, mainly when it came to ticketing, gate and concessions. VT apologized to fans and announced new policies ahead of Saturday’s matchup against Middle Tennessee State University.

Before the game with Middle Tennessee, WDBJ7 asked students what their thoughts were on the new policies. The day after the game, WDBJ7 went to Blacksburg to speak with students on what those new policies looked like on game day. The majority of students said everything went smoothly, especially with ticketing and gates.

One VT senior, Audrey Schultz, expressed frustration with the new policies, especially when it came to the north end zone.

“Once you’re in north end zone, you couldn’t leave, so you couldn’t go to concessions, you couldn’t go to the bathroom. They kind of just locked us in there and had like seven port-o-potties for like thousands of people that were in north. I think they overcompensated, because last weekend they like stopped scanning tickets so people were just walking in, so I get why they wanted to make changes, but they did overcompensate a lot.”

Schultz hasn’t lost hope, though; she does believe VT will continue to improve its stadium policies throughout the season.

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