Virginia Tech Football: Where does Lane Stadium atmosphere rank ahead of the 2024 season?

Where does Lane Stadium's atmosphere on a game day rank according to one college football writer going into the 2024 season?
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We are just under 100 days away from the 2024 college football season beginning. Virginia Tech will kick off the season on the road at SEC foe Vanderbilt on Labor Day Weekend before returning to Blacksburg to open their home portion of the schedule a week later with a non-conference game against Marshall.

There are high expectations for the Hokies going into the season as they have had a lot of retainment along with some key transfer portal additions. Head coach Brent Pry and his staff are building a very strong culture and are quickly seeing the benefits.

Regardless of how good or bad Virginia Tech is, Hokies' fans are always going to show up and support their teams. Lane Stadium can be a very daunting task for road teams to visit on a Saturday (or Thursday night) and one national college football writer ranked it as a Top 10 atmosphere going into the upcoming season.

Lane Stadium ranked No. 10 for game day atmosphere going into 2024 season

Carter Bahns of 247Sports ranked the Top 10 college football atmospheres going into the 2024 season and Lane Stadium came in at No. 10.

"Visiting coaches cannot allow the modest 65,000-seat capacity at Lane Stadium instill a false sense of confidence into their teams. Virginia Tech fans regularly outpunch their weight class when it comes to the decibel meter, making the Hokies' home field one of the very loudest in college football. The energy starts early, as VT's field entrance is as iconic as they come. "Enter Sandman" builds excitement throughout the stands, and so too will the Hokies' play this year as they seek a climb closer to the top of the ACC."

Carter Bahns

That to me, seems low. It's hard to believe that there are nine better atmospheres than Blacksburg and Lane Stadium. I'm not saying that it should be No. 1, however, I could see it as a Top 5 atmosphere. Regardless, it should be jumping this season for six home games.