Can anyone give any advice on where to sit at Lane Stadium this Saturday? I am thinking either something close to the 50 yard line behind the team or trying to find the visitor's section. (I'll purchase on stubhub.) From what I can tell Duke fans will be centered in section 19. (that is the far right of this photo http://www.hokiesports.com/reseat/seating.html). Is that correct? Any thoughts would be appreciated.
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If you sit in the visitor alloted section, make sure you take sunblock. I got a nasty combo sun/wind burn one year there. Nice views of the mountains from that side. If the 50 is an option, go the 50, obviously. I wouldn't go too high -- half way up is good.
Last edited by Reilly; 10-07-2012 at 11:48 PM.
I would sit as close to the field as possible, no matter the section. Also, rent a seat on the way in from the Army ROTC guys and support their cadets.
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I really don't think you can get a bad seat in Lane..it's a very nice stadium all the way around. Just be prepared for the annoying "gobble-gobble-gobble" every time Duke is facing third down. Ugh, most annoying thing I have ever heard at an away game.
My son goes there and I have been to quite a few games over the past few years. As mentioned above there is not a bad seat in Lane Stadium. The fans should be very respectful and have always been that way to me.
If you want the full experience the 20 minute walk is well worth it if you pass by the drill field (about 1 hr before the game). If you do that you will be able to see the corp of cadets marching to the game. Follow them over and then you will be able to see the Marching Virginians enter the stadium.
I hope Duke wins but if it does get loud and exciting and the VT fans start jumping up and down you will be able to feel the entire stadium shake. I was at last years VT/Miami game and when VT scored at the end of the game and that is exactly what happened. Win or lose you will have a great college football experience.
Thanks for all the comments. Sounds like we can't go wrong for the most part. I'll probably try to stay away from the student sections, but I'm still looking for the right combination price, view and closeness to Duke team/fans. I'm an economist so I think way too much about trying to maximize my utility! I'll definitely get there for some of the pregame festivities. Those were certainly the highlight of our trip to Notre Dame a few years ago.
I'm hoping this will be a historic day.
I've only been to Lane Stadium once(4/5 years ago, VT vs. Furman) and sat pretty high up in the stadium. It's a pretty sweet venue and kinda wish I'd gone back...here's to a Devils W this weekend!