UT Welcomes Fans to Thompson-Boling Arena for 2012–13 Basketball Season

 

Power TBasketball season has arrived at UT, with home opening games set for this week and next week.

The first exhibition home game for the women is Thursday, November 1, against Carson-Newman College. The first exhibition home game for the men is Monday, November 5, against Victory University.

Tickets for men’s and women’s games are available online. Please be careful about purchasing counterfeit tickets, as all counterfeit tickets will be confiscated at the arena entrances and the patron denied admission.

Many of the same security measures from last year remain in place:

  • For men’s games, gates will open ninety minutes before tipoff.
  • For women’s games, gates will open sixty minutes before tipoff.
  • Everyone, regardless of age, must have a ticket in order to enter the arena.
  • Students are required to enter the gates off the west ramp.
  • Artificial noisemakers are not allowed.
  • No signage larger than eight and a half inches by eleven inches is allowed.
  • Possession or use of alcohol is prohibited.
  • Smoking is not allowed inside the arena.
  • Video recording devices and professional-grade cameras are not permitted.
  • Bags larger than twelve inches by twelve inches are not permitted.
  • Radios with headphones, other small electronic devices, and diaper bags accompanying infants are permitted.
  • All items are subject to search or inspection, and handheld metal detectors may be used.

New regulations bar commercial solicitations, including the reselling of tickets to athletic events, music concerts, and other campus events, along Phillip Fulmer Way from Tee Martin Drive to Lake Loudoun Boulevard in front of Thompson-Boling Arena, beginning four hours before the start of a game or event and remaining in effect until the conclusion of the game or event.

Basketball fans with permits can park in designated lots adjacent to the arena. Free parking is available on the Agriculture Campus with complimentary shuttle service to the arena.

Normally, the section of Phillip Fulmer Way from Cumberland Avenue to Middle Way Drive runs one-way southbound. After each home game, traffic on that section of Phillip Fulmer Way temporarily will be reversed, running one-way northbound to Cumberland Avenue, to assist with post-game traffic. The section of Phillip Fulmer Way in front of the arena, between Lake Loudoun Boulevard and the G-10 garage, will close 15 minutes before tipoff and remain closed until the conclusion of the game.

For more information about Thompson-Boling Arena and other athletics facilities, visit the Tennessee Athletics website.

C O N T A C T :

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

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