The BYU Cougars and the Virginia Cavaliers have added an additional game and announced changes to their existing future football series.
BYU and Virginia initially scheduled a home-and-home series for 2019 in Charlottesville and 2020 in Provo, and then later the 2020 game in Provo was pushed back to 2023.
According to the announcement today, BYU and Virginia will now meet in Provo in 2021 and in Charlottesville in 2023.
The additional game added to the series will be played at LaVell Edwards Stadium in Provo on 2025.
BYU and Virginia have met five times on the gridiron. The Cavaliers currently hold a 3-2 advantage in the series.
FBSchedules.com obtained a copy of the contract amendment from the University of Virginia via an FOIA request. Below are the details:
- BYU and Virginia will meet in Provo on Oct. 30, 2021. No guarantee will be paid to the Cavaliers, and there is a $1 million penalty for canceling the game.
- BYU and Virginia will meet in Charlottesville on Sept. 9, 2023. The Cougars will receive a $450,000 guarantee, and there is a $1 million penalty for canceling the game.
- BYU and Virginia will meet in Provo on Nov. 1, 2025. No guarantee will be paid to the Cavaliers, and there is a $1 million penalty for canceling the game.
- Virginia will pay BYU a payment of $250,000 for changes to the original contract and original amendment by July 15, 2016.
In summary, BYU will get two home games and will not have to pay Virginia a guarantee for either game. They will play one game at Virginia and will receive a total of $700,000 from the Cavaliers.