Coach Bobby Wilder (Center) leads the ODU Football team onto the field (Photo: Lance Hinton/recruit757)
The new stadium is christened with Norfolk State visiting on Labor Day weekend
by Andy Hilton, recruit757
S.B. Ballard Construction is working feverishly to give the Old Dominion Monarchs football program a jewel of a stadium for the 2019 season.
Fans won’t recognize anything other than the luxury boxes and home team locker room building on the south end of the stadium. Everything else will be new.
Most of the opponents on the 2019 schedule are familiar however, and Norfolk State gets the honor of opening the new stadium as the Monarchs’ first opponent.
Specific times haven’t been set yet due to the possibilities of television coverage, but all weeks and opponents are locked in. Dates could also shift.
After the Monarchs opener against Norfolk State, they hit the road for Virginia Tech and you can be certain that the Hokies want payback for the shocking loss they took in Norfolk last year.
ODU visits UVA in the next week, giving them back-to-back ACC opponents. East Carolina visits Old Dominion for the first time for football at the end of September. ODU Football starts conference play by hosting Western Kentucky in the following week. Their bye week comes late, after game ten, before they travel to Middle Tennessee then close the season at home against Charlotte.
The Monarchs have six bowl teams on this year’s schedule.
2019 Old Dominion Football Schedule
Date Opponent Location Time
8/31 Norfolk State Norfolk TBA
9/7 at Virginia Tech Blacksburg TBA
9/21 at Virginia Charlottesville TBA
9/28 East Carolina Norfolk TBA
10/5 WKU Norfolk TBA
10/12 at Marshall Huntington, WV TBA
10/19 at UAB Birmingham, AL TBA
10/26 Florida Atlantic Norfolk TBA
11/2 at FIU Miami TBA
11/9 UTSA Norfolk TBA
11/23 at Middle Tennessee Murfreesboro, TN TBA
11/30 Charlotte Norfolk TBA
– Andy Hilton