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Kickoff times, TV announced for first three UVa. football games

As part of the announcement of early-season television selections, the Atlantic Coast Conference announced today Virginia’s first three games of the 2012 football season will be televised and the game times are now set for those contests.

The Cavaliers’ home opener at Scott Stadium on Saturday, Sept. 1 against Richmond will kickoff at 3 p.m. and be televised by Regional Sports Networks. UVa’s home game on Saturday, Sept. 8 versus Penn State is slated for a noon start and will be televised by ABC Sports. Virginia’s first road game of the season at Georgia Tech on Saturday, Sept. 15 will start at 3:30 p.m. and be broadcast on ESPNU.

Virginia’s home game against North Carolina on Thursday, Nov. 15 had previously been announced by the conference as a contest that will be broadcast by ESPN. Kickoff for that game will be 7:30 p.m.

After the first three weeks of the season (games through Sept. 15), game times and TV will be announcedweekly with the ACC’s television partners making their choices with a 12-day advance notice beginning on Monday, Sept. 10 (for games on Saturday, Sept. 22).

Season tickets are currently on sale for the 2012 season. Season tickets are available at five price levels and include a reserved seat to all seven UVa home football games this fall.

Virginia football season ticket holders receive the best value – season tickets are 10 to 34 percent off the single-game ticket price. The season ticket price in all lower level sections and the upper level sideline sections is $285 (orange on the linked seating map). Seats in these areas include a Virginia Athletics Foundation (VAF) annual giving requirement. Segments of the orange priority area have been converted to per seat priority for 2012 (orange with blue stripes on the seating map) to enable fans to have a lower donation option in sideline seating sections. The donation requirement in these areas is $50 per seat in addition to the $285 per ticket cost.

Lower level end zone seating (green on the seating map) is priced at $285 and does not include a donation requirement. Season tickets located inupper end zone seating areas are $190, $160, and $140 (blue, yellow, and pink, respectively). UVa faculty and staff will continue to receive a 20 percent discount for up to four season tickets. Young alumni (University graduates from 2008-2012 qualify) sections 525 and 526 are priced at $112.

Fans ordering season tickets in sections that do not require a VAFdonation will receive a seating assignment at the time they place their order.

For more details or to purchase season tickets fans are invited tocall the Virginia Athletics Ticket Office at 1-800-542-UVA1 (8821) or visitin-person at the office located in Bryant Hall at Scott Stadium weekdays between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Fans can also purchase tickets online at or by sending an e-mail to

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