So I’ve gotten a few emails and tweets, and now I have the deets. See what I did there? In all seriousness though, many people seem to be unaware of the official pre-game festivities for Ball State-Virginia this Saturday. Alas, the OTP crew will not be in attendance as your fearless leader has a small little medical issue to deal with but that doesn’t mean you can’t go, have fun, and carry us on in spirit.
The Alumni Association has a website for the official school-sponsored event where you can purchase tickets, see the schedule, etc. but OTP has a couple folks in the know to fill in some holes on their site, like when the event starts, which seems important. It starts at 10am. So you know.
· Buffet in Ball State Alumni tent
· 2 drink tickets
Again, the pregame festivities start at 10am and kickoff is at noon. That’s not listed on the site, so you’ll want to keep that in mind.
- PRE-GAME RALLY ONLY – $30 per person
- PRE-GAME RALLY AND GAME TICKET – $62 per person
- For game tickets only, contact the Ball State Athletics ticket office at 888-BSU-TICKET.
There will be no pay in advance parking at Virginia, so here are a few suggested parking areas.
- Free public parking is available at Fontaine Research Park (just off I-64, Exit 118 on Fontaine Ave.) on a first come, first serve basis beginning 3 hours prior to kickoff. Scott Stadium is approximately a 20 minute walk.
- $10 parking is available at Central Grounds Garage (Emmet St. between McCormick Road and Main St.) beginning 5 hours prior to kickoff. Scott Stadium is approximately a 10 minute walk.
- $10 parking is available at Health System Garage (Monroe Lane and 15th St.) beginning 3 hours prior to kickoff. Scott Stadium is approximately a 15 minute walk.
- $10 parking is available at Emmet/Ivy Garage (Main St. at Emmet St.) beginning 3 hours prior to kickoff. Scott Stadium is approximately a 15 minute walk.
So that’s the details and you can sign up for all the above here.
Scott Stadium is a beautiful place to watch a game and the area and grounds at UVA are fantastic. I’ve been to probably 75 campuses across the country and I’d rank UVA in the top 15 or so. Having said that, I’d say it’s high time they get a view of what BSU is all about.
Cardinal fans in the mid-atlantic region are small, but they are mighty, but the sheer amount of them leaves a bit to be desired. I beg you. I implore you. I ask you… if there is a way that you can make it down for the game, try to do so. It’s not that far of a drive from the Hoosier State and one I’ve made many many times. Plus, I promise you that you will want to be there for this one. History in the making, folks.
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