UT Welcomes Fans to Alabama Game Saturday

 

Power TThe University of Tennessee, Knoxville, welcomes fans to campus this Saturday. Kickoff for the Volunteers’ game against the University of Alabama Crimson Tide is scheduled for 7:00 p.m., with gates opening at 5:00 p.m. ESPN will televise the game.

Follow @UTGameday on Twitter for the latest updates on traffic, weather, gate information, and game day events such as the Vol Walk and band march. For a comprehensive list of all game day information, please visit the UT Athletics website.

A limited number of tickets for Saturday’s game are available at the UT Ticket Office. Please be careful about purchasing counterfeit tickets, as all counterfeit tickets will be confiscated at the stadium gates and the patron(s) denied admission.

Parking

Only fans with permits can park on campus. UT encourages others to use shuttle buses from the Old City, the Knoxville Civic Coliseum and the Market Square area of downtown Knoxville, and Farragut High School in west Knoxville.

Limited public accessible parking spaces and fully accessible shuttle buses to the stadium are available on the UT Agriculture Campus off Neyland Drive.

Game Day Activities

The university will honor several Tennessee “legends of the game” Saturday. Former head coach Phillip Fulmer and members of the 1997 SEC championship squad will be recognized.

Fulmer also will be recognized for his election to the College Football Hall of Fame. He will be officially inducted into the hall this December. Both honors will take place before kickoff, so fans wishing to see both activities are encouraged to arrive early.

The traditional Vol Walk will start at 4:45 p.m. on Volunteer Boulevard in front of the Torchbearer statue. Members of the football team will proceed down Volunteer Boulevard and then continue down Peyton Manning Pass to the stadium.

The Pride of the Southland Marching Band will begin marching at 5:20 p.m. at the intersection of Pat Head Summitt Street and Volunteer Boulevard and will then follow the same path as the Vol Walk.

From 3:30 to 6:30 p.m., the Volunteer Village commercial display area will be open on the lawn of the Humanities and Social Sciences Building. Pregame festivities will be available for fans of all ages.

Fans also can attend the College of Arts and Sciences’ Pregame Showcase. Held two hours before each home game kickoff in the University Center Ballroom, the showcase is a free thirty-minute presentation by a UT faculty member. This week, at 5:00 p.m., Dawnie Steadman, anthropology professor and director of the Forensic Anthropology Center, commonly known as the Body Farm, will discuss “The Tales Bones Tell.”

Stadium Security

All items, including purses, are subject to search at the gates. Bags larger than 12 inches by 12 inches by 12 inches cannot be brought into the stadium, and items larger than this standard size, as well as other prohibited items, cannot be stored at any stadium gate.

UT reminds visitors that sportsmanlike behavior is expected throughout the day, and entering the field before, during, or after the game is prohibited. Anyone who attempts to do so will be arrested and face university sanctions as well.

Under state law, smoking is prohibited in Neyland Stadium at all times. Fans cannot leave the stadium and be readmitted. Commercial solicitation in front of Neyland Stadium from Middle Way Drive to Gate 10 is prohibited starting four hours before kickoff and continuing until the game is over.

UT reserves the right to examine the contents of any container brought into the stadium. To protect the safety of our fans, players, officials, and staff, the following items are prohibited. Please do not attempt to bring these or similar articles in the stadium. Items will not be stored at the gate and/or stadium and cannot be retrieved after the game.

  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Cans, bottles, coolers
  • Outside food, snacks, beverages
  • Radios without headsets
  • Open umbrellas
  • Video cameras
  • Stadium seats with arms
  • Bags or parcels, including backpacks and purses, larger than 12″x12″x12″
  • Weapons
  • Artificial noisemakers

Permissible Items

The following items are permitted inside Neyland Stadium:

  • Cell phones
  • Binoculars
  • Radios with headsets
  • Diaper bags when accompanied by an infant
  • Limited use of cameras. Game action may not be filmed. Consideration of other spectators is expected.

C O N T A C T :

Charles Primm (865-974-5180, charles.primm@tennessee.edu)

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