Ohio-Virginia football game to be moved to Vanderbilt Stadium as Hurricane Florence approaches


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Alyssa Muir

The football game between the Virginia Cavaliers and Ohio University Bobcats has been moved to Vanderbilt Stadium this Saturday, September 15 due to serious weather concerns.

The game was originally scheduled to take place at Scott Stadium in Charlottesville, Virginia, but Hurricane Florence is expected to hit both Virginia and the Carolinas hard over the next few days.

Moving the game to Nashville will help allow the city of Charlottesville to devote state resources and emergency personally to the issue instead of having to be on call at the game.

“Our top priority is the safety of everyone involved and I appreciate the understanding of our fans,” said Virginia athletics director Carla Williams. “We’re extremely grateful to Vanderbilt University and vice chancellor for athletics and university affairs and athletics director David Williams for graciously supporting our efforts.”

There will be free admission to the game, which will kick off at 3:30 p.m. CDT. ESPN and the ACC are still working out broadcast plans at the moment.

The Commodores will be in South Bend, Indiana at that time to take on eighth-ranked Notre Dame.

Virginia hopes to be back in Scott Stadium on September 22 for their conference match-up against Louisville.