May 10, 2010
Klöckner Stadium is where the UVa. men's and women's lacrosse teams will play their first games this weekend since the death of Yeardley Love.
While the schools is still coping with the tragedy, people say they're coming out this weekend to support both teams.
"I think now, especially, they're going to show their support and their loves for the teams and all the players and support what they're going through right now," student Michael Parente said.
At Mincer's on the Corner, employee and lacrosse fan Sherry Hendricks said she's seen more people buying women's lacrosse shirts in the last week. Hendricks said it could be in support of the team after losing Love, or because people are preparing for the upcoming tournament.
"I think that come Saturday night, it's going to be crazy here," Hendricks said. "I think those people that are coming in on a Saturday night, they're going to stay over and support their women."
Tickets for the Saturday men's game and Sunday women's game went on sale Monday morning, and the UVa. ticket office in Bryant Hall has been busy all day.
Spokespeople for the Athletics Department said they don't know if the games will sell out, considering many students, who usually fill stands, will head home this weekend after finals.
Several athletics officials have said all UVa. spring teams that are still playing will wear some sort of patch on their uniforms in honor of Love.
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