The Arizona Wildcats and the Virginia Tech Hokies have scheduled a home-and-home football series for 2029 and 2030, both schools announced on Wednesday.
In the first game of the series, Arizona will host Virginia Tech at Arizona Stadium in Tucson on Sept. 8, 2029. The Wildcats will then travel to take on the Hokies at Lane Stadium in Blacksburg, Va. on Aug. 30, 2030.
If Arizona and Virginia Tech don’t meet in a post-season bowl game before 2029, the contest in Tucson will be the first-ever meeting between the two schools on the gridiron.
“Even though this series is 13 years away, we felt it was a unique opportunity to schedule a Pac-12 team home and home,” Virginia Tech Director of Athletics Whit Babcock said. “Strength of schedule and securing high-quality, Power 5 opponents will continue to be paramount in the College Football Playoff era. Arizona AD Greg Byrne and I have a good relationship and we started this discussion back in the offseason.
“This series should provide a nice travel destination for our fans and alumni who can make it to Tucson and provide a wonderful experience for our student-athletes who haven’t seen that part of the country. We will continue to work on and tweak our non-conference schedule for the near term and the long term in a manner that is in the best interest of Virginia Tech. We are excited to announce this series with a high-quality opponent.”
Virginia Tech is also scheduled to host Maryland in 2029. Arizona is the Hokies’ first scheduled opponent for 2030, while Virginia Tech is the first announced for Arizona for both the 2029 and 2030 seasons.