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Ariel view of Scott Stadium filled with football fans

UVA Emergency Management (EM) has wrapped up another season of providing spectator safety and security support for all home football games. With the help of a new state-of-the-art event management software platform used for the first time this year, EM helped plan and coordinate the combined efforts of police and public safety departments from the University, Charlottesville, Albemarle County, and the State of Virginia. Due to their crowd size, UVA home games offer a golden opportunity for state and local resources to manage large-scale non-emergency events in real time, while remaining ready to rapidly respond to small or large-scale emergency situations if needed.  Football games attract anywhere from 30,000-50,000 fans to Scott Stadium, making them the single largest gathering of people on Grounds. Together, UVA safety and security professionals are committed to being a partner dedicated to making the community safe for everyone. Go Hoos!