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Football On Grass.
VA's Blue Ridge

College Gameday in Virginia

Beat the crowds, don’t miss the action, and experience all that football season in Virginia has to offer.

When the fall semester begins, the rows of tents have been erected, and the flames of the grill are lit, that can mean only one thing - college football has returned to Virginia! Fans of the many great commonwealth collegiate teams flock to the Blue Mountain region each fall dawning their school colors and head out to partake in long-treasured college football traditions. 

Ideally situated just 5 miles from Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport, roughly halfway between Lane Stadium at Virginia Tech and Williams Stadium at Liberty University, Hotel Roanoke provides easy access to all the gameday action you’re looking to enjoy.

Virginia Tech Football Stadium.

Virginia Tech Hokies

Recognized for being the stadium with the best home-field advantage in college football (thanks to the seas of roaring fans decked out in crimson and orange), Lane Stadium in Blacksburg, just a 40-minute drive away, is the current home to the ACC’s Virginia Tech Hokies. Here, fans can immerse themselves in all the beloved Hokies traditions. From the first rocking note of Metallica’s “Enter Sandman” and dining on turkey legs, to the last step of the Hokey-Pokey before the 4th quarter begins, you won't want to miss each firing of Skipper, -- especially when the Hokies crush the UVA Cavaliers during the Commonwealth Clash.

Transportation to Blacksburg

The Smart Way is a commuter bus service that links the Roanoke to Blacksburg for as low as $4 for a full fare ticket. The service begins in downtown Roanoke at Valley Metro's Campbell Court Transportation Center and ends at the Virginia Tech Squires Student Center. Learn more about the Smart Way transportation schedule for your next Hokies gameday.

Liberty Flames Football Stadium.

Liberty Flames Football

Williams Stadium is the home to the Liberty University’s Liberty Flames college football team in Lynchburg, Virginia, only 49-miles northeast on US 460. The Flames fans have a long history of roaring tailgates, celebrating their team and the great university traditions, that make football days in Lynchburg a staple event to experience for students, alumni, and football fans alike. Be Early, Be Loud, and Wear Red!

Woman Takes In View Of Mountains.


The Roanoke Valley and the Blue Ridge Mountains are like no other destination in America. With urban delights and activity in bustling downtown Roanoke, there is so much to explore and discover during before and after the big game!