This weekend Virginia Tech fans will witness something that has not happened at Lane Stadium since November 21, 1998—empty seats. Athletic Director Jim Weaver believes Tech’s 93-game home sellout streak will end in the season home-opener against Western Carolina.
With Virginia Tech coming off a loss to Alabama, there isn’t much excitement in Blacksburg knowing Western Carolina is up next. Fans are getting frustrated with ticket price increases (season tickets are $300/seat), weak home schedules, and a general decline in game-day experiences thanks to Weaver. With Tech opening its home schedule against the Catamounts, it is no wonder the team is struggling to fill a 66,233 seat venue.
Last season Tech finished 7-6. This season, Tech is 0-1 with very little promise. To fill those empty seats, head coach Frank Beamer needs to win games against big time programs, produce a better product, and most importantly, remove the likes of Western Carolina from its schedule.