Friday Night VT Game Attendance Poll

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The Hokies beat Russell Wilson and NC State in Raleigh in 2010. Tech will host the Wolfpack on Friday, October 9th in 2015.
The Hokies beat Russell Wilson and NC State in Raleigh in 2010. Tech will host the Wolfpack on Friday, October 9th in 2015.

In the 2015 football season, the Hokies will host NC State on Friday, October 9th. It’ll be a night game, and it will mostly likely be a 7:00 kickoff. (Last season, the ACC’s two non-Thanksgiving weekend Friday night games, Pitt vs. BC and Louisville vs. Syracuse, kicked off at 7 PM.)

Simple question for you … actually, two questions: Are you more or less likely to come see a Friday night VT home football game than a Thursday night game or Saturday game?

Please make sure you answer both poll questions! We’ll ask about the Saturday game first.

Please do your best to answer the question in general, not just for this year’s NC State game.


What's your likelihood of attending a Friday night VT home football game, vs. a regular Saturday home game?

  • I'm more likely to go to the Friday night game. (20%, 422 Votes)
  • I'm less likely to go to the Friday night game. (35%, 740 Votes)
  • No difference for me between Friday and Saturday games. (45%, 935 Votes)

Total Voters: 2,097

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Now here’s the question about Friday night vs. Thursday night.


What's your likelihood of attending a Friday night VT home football game, vs. a Thursday night home game?

  • I'm more likely to go to the Friday night game. (48%, 831 Votes)
  • I'm less likely to go to the Friday night game. (13%, 219 Votes)
  • No difference for me between Friday night and Thursday night games. (40%, 695 Votes)

Total Voters: 1,745

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20 Responses You are logged in as Test

  1. At least we know the start time of the game 6 + months before the game.
    And we can plan accordingly.
    Better than 14 or 6 days before the game.

  2. Before a person sells their unused tickets via message board or other route – how about offering to sell the tickets to folks who sit next/near you in the stands? I’d love to be offered first rights on tickets right next to my seats every now and then.

  3. Thursday night games require leaving home Wednesday mid-afternoon. We spend Wed night at my father-in-law’s house in Forest. Interestingly enough my husband’s company bought a company in Blacksburg; Brad works from the Blacksburg office on Thursday and Friday. I have to take 2.5 days off from work.

    Friday night games mean only 1.5 days off from work for me.

    Game nights are spent in Dad’s RV at Tech. Depending on Sat game times, we’ll even spend Friday and Saturday nights at Tech.

    The Monday night game – neat – but requires yet Another day off from work for both of us.

    All that said. We will attend all home games – except perhaps Furman. Getting back to work on Wed and then leaving early on Friday… for Furman… My father in law will be taking other relatives with him to that game!

  4. For some reason my vote is already cast. But mark me down for less likely in both cases. The friday after thanksgiving I’ll never be able to go to.

  5. My only problem is Friday Nights are High School Football Night, and I think this will hurt attendance quite a bit. High School Football is very strong in the State of Virginia, as well as some neighboring close states.

    1. That’s actually one of the biggest reasons we did the poll … to help measure how big that effect is

  6. I will attend this game while enroute to my 50th high school class reunion in NoVa on Sat. Couldn’t have worked out better. Go Homies.

  7. Friday is obviously easier for travel from out of town. Now that ESPN is showing real college football with no real TV competition on Friday (and not just the MAC game of the week), I kind of like the option to play on Fridays.

    1. My wife teaches school. Rules out Labor Day because school begins the next day. Ohio State. My six tickets will go to the highest bidder. OSU likely sitting on the west side in prime seats. As usual, the season’s best game to be watched from the den.

      Now add a Friday night game, a workday lost, and hotels want two nights. Excellent game. It is difficult to get a day off when you teach. Likely to the highest bidder again and also likely Wolfpack seats.

      And I have a choice of who for the remaining games??? Why am I buying these tickets? Because we have for 30 plays years. Please give more. It s getting old.

      1. I teach in the 757. OSU game is not an option. I would NEVER sell my tickets to someone from other school. Be considerate of you neighboring season ticket holders. Use the ticket exchange on Tech sideline.

        1. I couldn’t agree more!! I “get” that there are times when you just can’t go. I’ve sold my tickets before as well. I have also eaten them because i give (and buy tickets) as much to support VT football as for the benefit to me.

          We’ve been over this a hundred times…if you do a cost/benefit analysis of season tickets , nobody would ever but them. If there aren’t other reasons to buy tickets, why bother. NOTHING I hate more than to have opposing fans sitting around me during a games , a game I attend partly to be around Hokies!!

          If the guy is trying to make some protest, make it to the appropriate people..NOT at the expense of the fans sitting around you!

  8. Thursday night college game are pretty much worthless since head to head with NFL.
    Out of state and have only missed 2 home game since ’98 but Friday night games are easier on the work schedule……

  9. As I come from quite a distance away 3000 miles plus, for the games I attend I select them at the beginning of the season. As I would get in late Thursday for a Friday or Sat game there is no difference. I have to leave a day earlier for the Thursday game.

    Note: I have attended Thursday games and last years uva game on Friday. All in all I would prefer Friday night. That leaves the group I go to games with to party all day Saturday watching the other games.

    GO HOKIES!!!

  10. Would be interesting to see how the student population voted. I suspect their voting would be quite different by virtue of them being on campus. I’m guessing they would be more apt to vote no difference than someone who has to travel and make plans away from work.

  11. I would have loved either a Friday or Saturday night game as a college kid. My grades would’ve been better, too. I could have slept in, got up rested & studied some before the game. For noon games you basically wake up tired, go to the game & start partying so after the game you’re shot. May as well keep your party going. No studying for me on game day.

  12. I have to travel for games…all these weekday games take away my vacation days. One per season should be the limit. Thur. games take 2 vacation days but I would rather go on thur than fri or Mon.

  13. It all depends on the time of a Sat game. Would prefer Fri night over Sat at noon or 1PM. Sat at 3:30 to 7/8PM…Sat over Fri night.

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