Scott Stadium
The Carl Smith Center, Home of David A. Harrison III Field at Scott Stadium, located in
Charlottesville, Virginia, is the home of the Virginia Cavaliers football team. It sits on the
University of Virginia's West Grounds, across from first-year dorms on Alderman Road.
Constructed in 1931, it is the oldest Division I football stadium in the state of Virginia.

Built as a replacement for the old Lambeth Field or "Colonnades," Scott Stadium bears the
name of donor and University Rector Frederic Scott, and held 25,000 spectators at
opening. The stadium is considered one of the most beautiful facilities in the nation, and
formerly had a view of the Blue Ridge Mountains and specifically Monticello Mountain out
the south end of the stadium. An artificial turf system was installed in 1974, making
impossible a long tradition of a mounted Cavalier riding into the stadium with the football
team. David A. Harrison III provided a gift allowing natural grass to be reinstalled in the
stadium, and the Cavalier has ridden into Scott, waving his sabre high, every game since
1995. Another more unique feature of Scott Stadium is the Adventures of Cavman, which
takes place a few minutes prior to kickoff, on the videoboard. In this computer generated
skit, the mascot of the opposing team is causing trouble on the Grounds of UVA, and the
Cavalier slays him, then rides to the stadium via the Grounds. After the skit is over, the
live Cavalier rides onto the field.
         Best games at Scott Stadium
September 8, 1990: #14 Virginia 20, #9 Clemson 7
UVa entered this game with an 0-29 record against Clemson.
The win was Virginia's first-ever victory over an opponent
ranked in the top ten. Both goalposts came down when the
fans stormed the field; the first actually fell with 48 seconds
still on the clock. The win proved to be something of a
watershed in UVa football history in that it set the stage for the
1990 squad to begin the season 7-0, rising to #1 in the polls
for the first time. In addition, whereas UVa had gone 0-29
against Clemson prior to the 1990 game, as of 2006 UVa has
gone 8-6-1 against Clemson beginning with that 1990 win.

November 3, 1990: Georgia Tech 41, #1 Virginia 38
The Yellow Jackets ended Virginia's three-week reign at #1 in
the polls as they overcame a two-touchdown halftime deficit
to win on Scott Sisson's 37-yard field goal with :07 left.

November 2, 1995: #24 Virginia 33, #2 Florida State 28
This nationally-televised contest was the first Thursday night
game played at Scott Stadium and marked Florida State's first
loss in an Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) game (after
winning its first 29). In arguably the greatest victory in Virginia
football history, FSU running back Warrick Dunn was stopped
inches from the south end zone goal line after taking a direct
snap on the game's final play. Fans stormed the field and
brought down both goal posts, a feat not since repeated at
Scott Stadium.

November 16, 1996: Virginia 20, #6 North Carolina 17
With Mack Brown's squad poised to clinch a spot in the Bowl
Alliance, UVa trailed North Carolina 17-3 in the 4th quarter
and the Tar Heels were driving for the knockout blow when
Antwan Harris picked off a 3rd down pass and returned it 95
yards for a touchdown. Following quarterback Tim Sherman's
touchdown scramble on the Hoos' next drive, kicker Rafael
Garcia hit the game-winning 32-yard field goal with :39 left. In
this installment of the South's Oldest Rivalry, Virginia
extended North Carolina's winless drought in Scott Stadium
to 15 years with the 20-17 upset.

November 13, 2004: #18 Miami 31, #10 Virginia 21
The stadium's attendance record was set as 63,701 fans
saw #18 Miami defeat #10 Virginia 31-21.

October 15, 2005: Virginia 26, #4 Florida State 21
Ten seasons after the 33-28 milestone, Virginia's 1995 ACC
Co-Championship squad was honored in a halftime
ceremony. UVa went on to win in a 26-21 upset for its first
victory over FSU since the 1995 game.
UVA Football Tradition
Traditionally, males wear coats and ties and females wear sundresses to games, which is
also tradition at Alabama, Auburn, Georgia, and Ole Miss. Beginning during the 2003
season, however, head coach Al Groh called upon fans to set aside traditional attire for
orange clothing. During the 2004 and 2005 seasons, many fans took to wearing orange
t-shirts with slogans like "Orange Crush", "Orange Fever", "Al's Idiots" and "Sea of
Orange", and abandoned the ties and sundresses altogether. See image above and
notice the orange-colored student section, to the left of where the band was sitting.
(There are actually two UVa bands present on Grounds: the 230-piece Cavalier Marching
Band, led by a professional band director, and the much smaller Virginia Pep Band, led
by fellow students, though the latter only performs outside for the tailgating crowd).