Saturday: Game Day

Pre-game Picnic
1–3 p.m.
Westhampton Green (Between Booker Hall, Keller Hall, and Gray Court)
Rain Location: Heilman Dining Center (Building #34)

Join University of Richmond deans and faculty for a pre-game tailgate on Westhampton Green. Mingle with other Richmond families while enjoying good food, outdoor games, and live music by Richmond's own student jazz combo. Cost: $15 per person. Please include your student in your picnic ticket count.

Richmond Spiders vs. Maine Black Bears*
Kick-off: 4:00 p.m.

Cheer on our Spiders in the E. Claiborne Robins Stadium as they host the Maine Black Bears. The afternoon start will give you plenty of time to socialize before and after the game, but don't miss the hard-hitting action when head coach Danny Rocco's team charges onto the field.

Due to the limited number of tickets available, and in an effort to be as fair as possible, we are distributing football tickets via a random lottery system this year (as is done on many campuses throughout the country). Football tickets are not guaranteed.

Q.  Why are there so few tickets this year?
A.  Conference rules stipulate we must provide our opposing team with 1,000 tickets. Often, teams who are traveling great distances will not use all of their allotment and will release a portion back to UR. Other than the tickets we have been awarded, the remaining tickets belong to season ticket holders or are reserved for students.

Q.  Will more tickets become available closer to game day?
A.  Tickets may become available the week of the game. Visit and click on the tickets tab to check for football ticket availability.

Q.  Will a waiting list be kept?
A.  No, since the likelihood of a large number of tickets becoming available is low, we will not be keeping a waiting list. 

Q.  How do I enter the lottery? 
A.  Visit: FamilyWeekendFootball and complete the form in its entirety. The Lottery will open on August 1st along with regular Family Weekend Registration.

Q.  When will lottery entries close?
A.  You may enter the lottery until 5 p.m., Friday, August 16.

Q.  How many tickets may I request?
A.  You may request a maximum of 4 tickets; however, exceptions may be made for immediate family members.

Q. Should I include a ticket for my student when requesting tickets through the lottery?
A. You will be able to reserve your student’s ticket if you choose to do so.  You will also be able to indicate your seating preference (with or without your student).  If you do not claim your student’s ticket via the lottery Web site, he/she must participate in the regular student ticket lottery.  Student tickets will ONLY be distributed via the Family Weekend lottery site to students of lottery winners who indicated they wished to claim their student’s ticket.  All other students must use the traditional student lottery system to secure their tickets.

If I am a lottery winner…

Q.  How and when will I be notified?
A.  Once we have confirmed you are officially registered for Family Weekend we will notify you by Friday, August 24, via the email address you provided when you entered the lottery. 

Q.  How and when will I pay for my ticket(s)?
A.  Included in your notification email will be a link for you to follow which will allow you to pay for your tickets online via credit card. 

Q.  Do I have to be officially registered for Family Weekend in order to claim my tickets?
A.  Yes, because these football tickets are reserved specifically for Family Weekend participants. 

Q. Where will my seats be located?
A. Family Weekend tickets will be interspersed throughout the stadium. Some seats will be located within the student section. All seat assignments are random and cannot be changed once tickets have been issued.

Q.  Will I be able to sit with my student?
A.  Yes, when you submit your information to be included in the lottery, you will be able to indicate if you want to claim your student’s ticket and if you want your student to sit with you. 

Q.  How will I get my tickets?
A.  Tickets will be available in your registration packet until 6 p.m., Friday, at the Welcome Center. On game day, tickets should be picked up at the stadium Will Call, Ticket Window 2, which opens at 11:30 a.m.

Q.  What if I need an additional ticket or tickets after I have received my tickets through the lottery?
A.  You will need to vist to see if any are available the week of the game.

Q.  What if I cannot use my tickets?  Will I get a refund?
A.  If you find you cannot use your tickets prior to arriving on campus for Family Weekend, contact the Advancement Special Events Office by calling (804) 287-6818 for a refund. Once you are on campus, refunds cannot be issued. 

Q.  How much are football tickets and is there a child ticket price?
A.  $30 per person and all tickets are the same price.

Q.  Will there be adequate parking available on game day?
A.  You are strongly encouraged to carpool or take a shuttle from your hotel on game day as parking will be limited and the campus will be extremely congested. A game day parking and traffic flow map may be found at

Q.  How do I get more information about the stadium and game day procedures?
A. Visit for more information.

Getting to Campus on Game Day

Campus congestion and parking on game day:  you are strongly encouraged to carpool or take a shuttle from your hotel, if available, on game day as parking will be limited and the campus will be extremely congested.

For more information about the stadium and game day procedures visit