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BLACKSBURG INFORMATION

Located in Southwest Virginia, the Town of Blacksburg is home to Virginia Tech (Virginia Polytechnic and State University). Virginia Tech, a land grant university was found in 1872 and makes up a large part of the town's population. It encompasses 2,600 acres and has a student body of over 26,000. Virginia Tech offers 60 bachelor degree programs and 120 Masters and Doctoral programs. Burnt orange and Chicago maroon are the school colors, and the Hokie Bird, a turkey like creature is the mascot. The sports programs at Virginia Tech are very successful. Virginia Tech is a Division I school and part of the ACC Conference. The football program plays at Lane Stadium and both the men's and women's basketball teams play at Cassel Coliseum. The closest city to Blacksburg is Roanoke, approximately 40 miles Northeast.   
On the Web: Virginia Tech - Town of Blacksburg
LANE STADIUM INFORMATION 2010 HOKIES FOOTBALL SCHEDULE
-Name: Lane Stadium
-Location: Blacksburg, VA
-Tenant: Virginia Tech Hokies

-Capacity: 65,115
-Surface:  Grass
-Construction Began: 1982
-Opened: September 2, 1984
-Cost: $82 Million

-Address: Lane Stadium,
Blacksburg, VA 24060

On the Web: Lane Stadium

-9/6 - BOISE STATE at FedEx Field
-9/11 - JAMES MADISON
-9/18 - EAST CAROLINA 
-9/25 - at Boston College
-10/2 - at NC State
-10/9 - CENTRAL MICHIGAN
-10/16 - WAKE FOREST
-10/23 - DUKE 
-11/4 - GEORGIA TECH
-11/13 - at North Carolina
-11/20 - at Miami
-11/27 - VIRGINIA

HOTELS NEAR LANE STADIUM TRAVELING AROUND BLACKSBURG
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-Public Transit: Blacksburg Transit provides bus transit services around campus and the town. Service is provide on game days for a fare. 
                On the Web: Blacksburg Transit

-Taxi: Blacksburg Taxi: 540-552-6671
       
    Hooptie Ride: 540-449-DRIV
-Gameday Parking: Prices Fork Road Parking Lot
                On the Web: Parking Map
-Airport: Roanoke Regional Airport
-Alternatives:
Walk and Bike Paths

-Additional Gameday Information

ATTRACTIONS NEAR BLACKSBURG

-New River Junction Campground: Located along the New River, it offers tubing, picnic area, campground and fishing.
 Location:
2591 Big Falls Road - Map

-Cascade Falls
: Located in the Jefferson National Forest, this four mile trail leads you to the 69 foot water fall.
 Location:
Cascade Drive, Pembroke - Map
-Virginia Tech Tour
: Take a tour of this beautiful campus.

 Location: Burrus Hall
- Map

DIRECTIONS TO LANE STADIUM

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TELEVISION STATIONS

   -WDBJ-7-CBS    -WBRA-15-PBS
   -WSLS-10-NBC    -WFRX-27-FOX
   -WSET-13-ABC  

RADIO STATIONS

   -105.3FM-WBRW-Hokies Flagship Radio Station
LOCAL NEWSPAPER: The Roanoke Times

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