Virginia Athletics is excited to welcome you to Grounds. Students play an integral role in helping to create a great home-field advantage for all of our teams, and we look forward to hosting you at games throughout the year! Below you will find more information about attending games and the Sabre Points priority system.
Undergraduate and graduate students who pay the University Student Activity Fee receive complimentary admission to all home, regular-season athletics events with a valid student ID. Seating for students is general admission within the designated student sections. Admission for men’s basketball games is also free but requires a separate ticket. More information is detailed below.
Men’s Basketball Ticketing Procedures (UVAShots – UVA Student Hoops Online Ticketing System)
For each home men’s basketball game, students must request a ticket. Students can only request one ticket for personal use during the request period. If the number of requests exceeds the student ticket allotment, a lottery will be held to distribute tickets. In the lottery, all students who requested a ticket receive at least one entry. Students receive additional entries equal to their number of Sabre Points (i.e., 30 Sabre Points = 31 total entries in the lottery).
Once all tickets have been awarded for a game, entry groups are assigned based on Sabre Point priority. Students will enter John Paul Jones Arena in one of eight entry groups, as designated on the student ticket.
Students who have been awarded tickets and can no longer attend the game should cancel their ticket so another student may attend in their place. Tickets are not directly transferrable.
Tickets turned back in by students, or any remaining tickets available after the request period, can be claimed by students for personal use or purchased as student guest tickets (up to 3) during the On Demand period. The On Demand period opens the Wednesday after the request period ends.
The 2019-20 men’s basketball schedule is expected to be announced by the Atlantic Coast Conference in late September, and the student ticketing schedule will be published shortly thereafter.
- Sabre Points – What are they and why are they important?
Home, regular-season athletics events are worth one (1) Sabre Point and specially designated Sabre Rewards events, including all home football games, will be worth five (5) points. The full list of events can be found on UVAShots.com.
- To earn Sabre Points, students can:
- Scan their student ID at the specified entrance for baseball, women’s basketball, football, men’s and women’s lacrosse, and men’s and women’s soccer or their student ticket at men’s basketball.
- Sign in at the marketing table for non-ticketed sports – field hockey, softball, men’s and women’s squash, men’s and women’s swimming and diving, men’s and women’s tennis, track and field, volleyball and wrestling.
- Once all men’s basketball tickets have been allocated, students will be assigned entry groups in Sabre Point order from highest to lowest.
- Students can earn Sabre Points throughout the year and carry 20 percent of their total into the following year.
Are you ready for some football?
Virginia Football hosts seven (7) home games this season at Scott Stadium! Kickoff times have already been announced for the first two home games at Scott Stadium, with back-to-back games under the lights: William & Mary on Friday, Sept. 6, at 8 p.m.; and Florida State on Saturday, Sept. 14, at 7:30 p.m. We need you to Rock Scott for these games and all games this season! You can find the full schedule on the Virginia Sports website.
Students enter Scott Stadium via the North Gate, across from the AFC. Scan your student ID for entry (and 5 Sabre Points!). The student section is located in Sections 101-105 and on the Hill. Student guest tickets can be purchased in those sections for $15 – $60, depending on the game. Go to the ticketing website or visit the Athletics Ticket Office in Bryant Hall (south side of Scott Stadium).
Discounted tickets are also available throughout the stadium for the UVA Family Weekend game vs. Duke on Saturday, Oct. 19. You can purchase tickets on our website.
Additional Ticket Information
To purchase tickets for sports other than football and men’s basketball, visit VirginiaSports.com/tickets.
Don’t forget about our Clear Bag Policy!
Virginia Athletics implemented a clear bag policy for Scott Stadium, John Paul Jones Arena, Disharoon Park, and Klockner Stadium. Bags must be clear plastic, vinyl or PVC and may not exceed 12” x 6” x 12.” Clutches/wallets cannot be larger than 4.5” x 6.5”. For more information, see our website.
Hoo Crew is the official student support group for Virginia Athletics!
The athletics department encourages you to be active in Hoo Crew, the official student fan group at UVA. Pick up the official 2019-20 Hoo Crew T-shirt at a designated Sabre Rewards event this fall.
If you have any questions about student ticketing, please reach out to the Athletics Ticket Office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you and Go Hoos!