A rush onto the field following U.Va.’s win over Florida State on Oct. 15, 2005, injured 20 fans. To prevent similar occurrences in the future, new postgame policies will be in effect this fall:
• Strict adherence to the ACC policy prohibiting fanson the playing field before,during or after games. In the event that fans doenter the field, they will be subject to criminal trespass charges;
• Increased staffing levels for police and security throughout the games;
• Closer monitoring of fan behavior on the hillside;
• Review of security procedures with visiting administration and coaching staff.
If the field is breached, staff will focus on securing the goal posts, team benches and locker room
access. The fence and hedges at the bottom of the hillside at the north end of the field were
removed because that barrier was considered a major factor in the injuries sustained during
the Florida State game incident.