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Five things to know before Tech Wrestling’s dual-season home weekend opens


It’s officially wrestling season in Blacksburg as Virginia Tech Wrestling opens its double competition roster on November 19 at 7 p.m. and November 20 at 1 p.m. at Carillion Clinic Court at Cassell Coliseum.

Here are five things to know ahead of this weekend’s action:

  1. Gifts and promotions on the bridge! It’s’ 80s night in Cassell on Friday night, so dress according to the theme, show up and get moving. The first 250 fans receive a Hokies Wrestling T-shirt, there will be pre-match photo stations and fan engagement activities throughout the duel.
  1. The fans are back in Cassell! It’s been a long time since fans packed Cassell for a technical wrestling match at full capacity, but we’re back. A No.6-ranked rookie in the national polls, the Hokies are set for a special season fueled by the return of three All-Americans, a national and world champion, a world medalist and a formidable transfer. With a talented squad and one of the best coaching teams in the country, the Hokie loyalists will make a difference as Cassell becomes a tough environment for the opposition.
  1. A friendly reminder about parking. The parking lot for the Friday and Saturday event is open to the public. No parking pass or payment will be required AFTER 5 p.m. Friday evening. Parking for Saturday’s game is also free.

For any questions, please email [email protected] or call 540-231-3200.

  1. Cashless concessions and match day upgrades go into effect this season. Virginia Tech’s athletic department previously announced several elements of the game experience that fans can expect in Hokie home wrestling duels this season. The list includes mobile ticketing, cashless concession stands, fan-friendly concession prices, liquor sales and more.

Click here for a detailed guide to what to expect in Cassell this season.

  1. In accordance with current guidelines for wearing masks at college events, Virginia Tech will require masks regardless of vaccination status for all indoor events planned for Cassell Coliseum. These events include wrestling matches, men’s and women’s basketball games, and the early fall 2021 ceremonies. Proof of vaccination or a negative test will not be required to attend an event at Cassell Coliseum. Masks can be removed when people are actively eating or drinking.

Click here for more information on Virginia Tech’s indoor mask mandate.