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Five things to know ahead of Tech football’s game against Syracuse – VT

The Virginia Tech football team wraps up its four-game home stand this Saturday afternoon, Oct. 23, with an ACC matchup against Syracuse. Kickoff is set for 12:30 p.m. ET.

Tickets to Saturday’s game are still available starting at $55. Click here to find tickets.

Below are five things to know ahead of this Saturday’s matchup between the Hokies and the Orange:

1. Syracuse is making its first appearance in Lane Stadium since 2003. The Hokies will play host to the Orange for the first time since the two programs joined the ACC. Syracuse’s last visit to Blacksburg was back on Oct. 11, 2003, a game Virginia Tech won 51-7. Tech holds a 6-2 advantage over Syracuse all-time in Lane Stadium.

2. Download mobile tickets BEFORE arriving at Lane Stadium. Guarantee the smoothest entrance into Lane Stadium by downloading mobile tickets ahead of time. Having the HokieSports app on a mobile device and being able to see tickets is not the same as having downloaded tickets to Apple Wallet or to Google Pay. The HokieSports app requires the internet to access a ticket account, but once tickets have been downloaded from the app to Apple Wallet or Google Pay, they live on that device. No internet is necessary to access mobile tickets once they are downloaded to Apple Wallet or Google Pay.

For those fans needing last-minute assistance in downloading their mobile tickets, complimentary WiFi will be available in Hokie Village and at all gates (excluding Gate 8). Fans should look for a network called HokiesTicketsFREE to access their ticket account on their mobile device.

Visit for complete details, including step-by-step instructions and FAQ’s.

3. Lane Stadium concessions have gone cashless. As previously announced, all concession stands have moved to cashless payment this year and will require a debit or credit card for purchase. Fans who do not have access to a card should consider buying a prepaid credit card at Kroger in advance of the game. On gameday, there will be a limited number of prepaid credit cards available in the Hokie Shop in the West concourse.

4. Don’t miss the pregame flyover. Following the National Anthem, fans are encouraged to turn their attention to the southwest corner of Lane Stadium to help welcome the crew of the HH-60W combat rescue helicopter. The crew is part of the 41st rescue squadron at Moody Air Force Base in Georgia, and includes Major Adam Case of the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets (’10).

5. Tech’s 1986 Peach Bowl team will be recognized at halftime. This season marks the 35th anniversary of the Hokies’ 1986 squad who finished the year with 10 wins and a 25-24 victory over NC State in the Peach Bowl. Former players will be back in Lane Stadium this Saturday to commemorate that memorable season.

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