Director Info for VMBC State Championships

Directors Notes - Prelims Sites

Directions to Lynchburg City Stadium
As each of you is traveling from a different locale, it is easier to provide the address to Lynchburg City Stadium for your information. I recommend or GPS to find the easiest route for travel.


Lynchburg City Stadium
3180 Fort Avenue
Lynchburg, VA 24501
If you need further assistance, please feel free to contact Russell Pawlas at


As you enter the main gate of City Stadium, your buses will be directed to our registration tent where you will be assigned a student guide and receive an information packet for the day’s event. This packet will contain a schedule, site map and staff wrist bands for access throughout the day to the Stadium and hospitality area. Should you need additional wrist bands please feel free to let us know.


Dressing Facilities
The newly renovated Team dressing rooms are available for your students at their scheduled dressing time. Please indicate to your guide your intention as to the use of these facilities. We request supervision be provided while your students are making use of these facilities. Thank you for your attention to this request.


Site Map
A site map has been included below for your information. We will also have many volunteers/guides available to assist throughout the day. Please feel free to make any requests and we will do all we can to honor them to make your day a great one!


Our awards ceremony will begin following the exhibition performance. We ask that all representatives of your band (drum majors, captains, etc.) meet on the sideline and line up in their order of performance beginning with Group 1 and then Group 3. There will be assistants on hand to help your students with this.


Concessions will be available throughout the day and are very reasonably priced for your students and supporters. We hope you will consider remaining at the stadium following your performance and throughout the day to support our concessions.


WELCOME to Liberty University and THANK YOU for joining us for the VMBC Championships held at Williams Stadium. We hope you will enjoy your visit to Liberty University and will find the information below helpful as you plan your trip. If you need additional information, please reference our website at




FROM 29 NORTH (from Danville, Va.) - Take 29 North to Lynchburg. After passing the Lynchburg Regional Airport on left, merge right onto 29 North/460 East. Go one mile to the Liberty University/Candler’s Mountain Road/Route 670 exit, which will be on your right. Go straight through the stop sign and make your first right, crossing the bridge onto the main Liberty University campus.

FROM 29 SOUTH (from Charlottesville, Va.) - Take 29 South to Lynchburg. Merge onto 29 South/460 West just outside of Lynchburg. Take the second Candler's Mountain Road exit, entitled Candler’s Mountain Road/University Blvd. Turn left at light onto University Blvd. and continue straight to enter the main Liberty University campus.

FROM 460 EAST (from Roanoke, Va.) - Take 460 East to Lynchburg. 29 North will merge with 460 East. One mile later, take the Liberty University/Candler’s Mountain Road/Route 670 exit, which will be on your right. Go straight through the stop sign and make your first right, crossing the bridge onto the main Liberty University campus.

FROM 460 WEST (from Richmond, Va.) - Take 460 West to Lynchburg. 29 South will merge with 460 West just outside Lynchburg. Take the second Candler's Mountain Road exit, titled Candler’s Mountain Road/University Blvd. Turn left at light onto University Blvd. and continue straight to enter the main Liberty University campus.

FROM I-95 (from Richmond, Va.) - Take I-64 West to Charlottesville, and then take 29 South from Charlottesville to Lynchburg. (See above directions from 29 South.) 

Once on campus
Williams Stadium is on the northern most point of main campus. Continue on University Boulevard and the stadium will be located just south of Ericsson Drive on the west side of the street. To access a Liberty University campus map, please click here.


See Map below for details. 

Bag Check Policy

Safety is of the highest priority at Williams Stadium, and Liberty University will take every reasonable step to aid the safety of every person on campus.  All guests will be subject to a bag check before entering Williams Stadium (see Clear Bag Policy).

The following items are prohibited at Williams Stadium, but are not limited to:

• Outside Food or Beverages

• Coolers – unless containing medical supplies

• Umbrellas

• Pets – excluding service animals

• Fireworks or Explosives

• Weapons (except as allowed by Liberty University Weapons Policy)

Such items will be prohibited from being brought into Williams Stadium. There is no storage area for these items.


Banners, Signs, and Flags

Banners, signs and flags are allowed in Williams Stadium as long as they do not impede another spectator’s view of the event and are not covering any venue signage. Liberty University Athletic Game Management reserves the right to remove any banner, sign, or flag that is in violation with this code.


Clear Bag Policy - (edit - not being enforced for VMBC championships)

The Liberty University Athletics Department has instituted a new clear bag policy which will be in effect for the VMBC Championships. In an effort to enhance fan safety and expedite entrance to Williams Stadium, Liberty is implementing this new security screening process. This process includes a new clear bag policy that will limit the size and types of bags that can be brought into the stadium by fans. The implementation of this measure is intended to enhance public safety while minimizing time spent searching bags at gate security checkpoints, thus easing access into the stadium.

Only clear tote bags that do not exceed 12" x 6" x 12", or, one-gallon plastic freezer bags, will be allowed in Williams Stadium. In addition, small handheld clutch purses no larger than 4.5" x 6.5" will be permitted. Spectators also will be able to carry other items allowed into the stadium such as binoculars, cameras, and smart phones.


Code of Conduct

When attending an event, you are required to refrain from following behaviors:

• Behavior that is unruly, disruptive, or illegal in nature.

• Intoxication or other signs of impairment that results in irresponsible behavior.

• Foul or abusive language or obscene gestures.

• Interference with the progress of the event) including throwing objects onto the playing surface).

• Failing to follow instructions of event personnel.

• Verbal or physical harassment of participant, officials, fans or event personnel.

Event attendees are responsible for their conduct. Event staff will promptly intervene to support an environment where fans can enjoy the event free from the above behavior. Event attendees that violate these provisions may be subject to ejection without refund.



Concessions stands are located on both sides of Williams Stadium. Credit cards are accepted at all concessions stands. Concessions will be open by the beginning of Group 3 at LU and will remain open through Finals, including the break between Prelims and Finals.



Elevators are located on the West side (press box side) of Williams Stadium and are available to suite holders, club level members and credentialed VMBC and Liberty University workers only.


First Aid

First Aid stations are located directly behind Section 101 and on the student side near the concessions stand.


GPS Address

1971 University Blvd, Lynchburg, VA 24515


Handicap Guest Services

Handicapped parking is available in front of the bookstore directly across the street from Williams Stadium. Guests will need the proper handicap placard issued by the state motor vehicle department on display in their vehicle to access the handicap parking.

Handicapped seating is located on the lower level concourse on the press box side of Williams Stadium.


High school hash marks will be taped on the field at Liberty University based on a regulation field---that DOES NOT line up with the default hashmarks given by Pyware!  Football players, coaches, officials have no interest in 22.5" steps!  The field at Lynchburg City Stadium is used exclusively for high school football, so the hash marks on that field are regulation high school hashes.



Restrooms are located throughout Williams Stadium.


Security Checks

Guests are subject to inspection and search for prohibited items. All guests entering Williams Stadium will be subject to a visual search by stadium personal upon entering the gates.  All bags are subject to search by stadium personnel.



Smoking is prohibited in the seating and concourse areas of Williams Stadium.

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