About Scott Stadium
Scott Stadium is a college football stadium on the University of Virginia campus in Charlottesville, Virginia. It serves primarily as the home field of the Virginia Cavaliers college football team but can also be used for concerts. The stadium opened in 1931 and is named after Frederick Scott, a donor of the University of Virginia. While the record attendance at Scott Stadium is nearly 65,000 fans, the official capacity for a football game is 61,500 fans.
Where are the Best Places to Sit at Scott Stadium
Sections 106-108 and 124-126 typically have the best seats for a football game at Scott Stadium. These sections are located close to the 50-yard line and are in the lower bowl of the stadium. Obviously, seats within the first few rows of this section will put fans as close to the field as possible. However, the seats in row AA and beyond typically offer the best sightlines and view of the entire field. Scott Stadium also features a small collection of 300-level seats spread throughout the stadium. These seats are the only places that are under an overhang and protected from the elements while also offering an ideal view of the entire field.
Tips for Visiting Scott Stadium
Arriving early for a game at Scott Stadium is always a good idea because the city of Charlottesville and the Virginia campus offer a great game-day atmosphere and brilliant views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The arrival of the team, the mascot, and the marching band before the game is also a good reason to be in your seat long before kickoff. Charlottesville also offers plenty of restaurants, shops, hiking, and other outdoor activities to do during the day if there is a night game at Scott Stadium. However, parking is spread throughout the campus and surrounding area and could require a walk of 20 minutes or longer if you don’t make parking arrangements ahead of time, so factor that into your plans.
Food to Try at Scott Stadium
While the city of Charlottesville offers some excellent restaurants, Scott Stadium has good food options as well. Fuzzy’s Taco Shop is considered by most to be the best concession in the stadium, offering chicken, shrimp, and brisket tacos. Not far behind is Moe’s Original BBQ, which has tasty pulled pork and BBQ chicken sandwiches. Naturally, there are traditional items like hot dogs and chicken fingers. But on top of hot dogs, Hoos on a Roll also offers bratwursts and sausages that are worth trying.
Frequently Asked Questions
Where is Scott Stadium located?
Scott Stadium is located on the University of Virginia campus in Charlottesville, Virginia.
What kind of events does Scott Stadium host?
As a college football venue, Scott Stadium events focus on, you guessed it, football!
Which team is playing at Scott Stadium?
The stadium serves as the home of the Virginia Cavaliers college football team.
Where can I park for free at Scott Stadium?
While there are several parking lots available at Scott Stadium events, these lots are generally reserved for permit holders. There is limited space available for visitors, these spaces can be secured and paid for through the ParkMobile app.
What is the seating capacity of Scott Stadium?
Scott Stadium sporting events can host up to 61,500 cheering fans.
Who owns Scott Stadium?
Scott Stadium is owned by the University of Virginia.
How do I get to Scott Stadium using public transport?
Fans wishing to reach Scott Stadium events by public transport can catch a bus, the university transit service, or hail a taxi to reach the stadium.