Incoming freshmen can now buy student season football tickets.
Students can buy season tickets from June 20—August 7. The tickets are $66 dollars for the whole season.
This means that freshmen will not have to go through the struggle of entering the lottery, searching for tickets online or dealing with scalpers.
Incoming freshman Jocelyn Golden was excited and surprised to find out she could buy tickets.
“I have grown up at Virginia Tech football games, so I was super excited to find out I could actually buy season tickets and could avoid the lottery system,” Golden said.
Older students were shocked to hear incoming students would get the chance to buy tickets.
“I found out I could buy tickets when some of my friends started forming a group, so I contacted my sister who just graduated from Tech and she said that wasn’t possible,” Golden said. “So I went online and looked it up and found out that they were selling tickets to freshmen for the first time, which my sister could not believe.”
Current students seemed to have a similar reaction.
“I couldn’t believe it when I saw my freshmen friends from high school tweeting they bought student tickets,” said junior Sarah Fyffe. “I’ m happy they get the opportunity to go to games, but going through the lottery is sort of a rite of passage for Hokies.”
There has been some speculation as to why the season tickets are open to freshmen this year.
“It could be that not as many people bought season passes this year,” Fyffe said. “I know a lot of my friends were not happy with the home schedule and they wanted a Thursday night game.”
It is still unclear as to exactly why freshmen have this opportunity, but it will be interesting to see if Tech will continue to allow incoming students to purchase tickets in the future.