UT Closes Regular Home Season with Vandy Saturday

KNOXVILLE — Security measures will be in effect Saturday for the final home football game of the season as the University of Tennessee Volunteers host the Commodores of Vanderbilt University.

“Our normal security measures are in place, as they have been all season,” Philip Scheurer, vice president of operations, said Thursday.

Backpacks and other large items are not allowed inside the gates at Neyland Stadium, Scheurer said. Items that are allowed in the stadium include cell phones, small radios, seat cushions and infant diaper bags accompanied by an infant.

All items admitted are subject to search, Scheurer said.

Public access to the stadium begins at 11 a.m. Saturday, with kickoff set for 1 p.m. The traditional Vol Walk starts at 10:45 a.m. from Gibbs Hall to the stadium. The Pride of the Southland marching band departs from the music building at 11:20 a.m.

Public parking with shuttle-bus service is available at the Knoxville Civic Coliseum parking garage.

Phillip Fulmer Way from Middle Drive to Tee Martin Drive, Peyton Manning Pass, Middle and Lower drives and Estabrook Drive will be closed 30 minutes before kickoff.

After the game, traffic on 11th Street will be one-way northbound from Cumberland Avenue to Western Avenue to provide access to Interstate 40.
ComCast Cablevision will televise the game on VideoSeat pay-per-view.