August 4, 2014
As we get closer to fall and the first football game of the year, fans of the University of Virginia Cavaliers took advantage of the chance to see how their team is shaping up. For about two hours of play, UVa. football fans got an early glimpse at 2014's team. There are a lot of reasons people head out to the field.
For parents like Travis Gaines, it provides some up close time with their team and some side by side time with their kids.
“It’s a good bonding thing to be able to bring your son out here to let him watch live. It’s something that we both actually enjoy. I'm a big football fan. He's a big football fan."
And for kids like Kai Gaines, it’s an up close view at their favorite players, and the chance to see them off the television screen. It also makes the players seem a little more accessible.
"They don’t look as big and stuff in pads. They look smaller."
And for UVa. grads like David Tilley, it’s a trip down memory lane.
"It’s quite a thrill you know. We all carried umbrellas that first year to a football game when it rained and we scored a touchdown at the last minute. Umbrellas and people were spilling out everywhere. But they were good times and i remember very well going out to Scott stadium and watching football games there."
For proud mom Kimberly Tetlow, it’s all about seeing her son when his practice is over.
"The greatest thing about the night, the icing on the cake, is at the end of the night we get to get a big wet sweaty hug. Because they work so hard out there!"
Virginia opens its season the last Saturday of the month at Scott Stadium against UCLA at noon.
If you missed your chance to catch the fan preview, its going on through Wednesday night.
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