Vols to Open the Home Season September 9

UT welcomes fans and visitors to campus Saturday, September 9, for the first home football game of the 2017 season. Kickoff is set for 4 p.m. EDT for the Volunteers’ game against the Sycamores of Indiana State University.

Gates open at 2 p.m. The SEC Network will televise the game.

The Vol Walk will begin at 1:30 p.m. in front of the Torchbearer statue on Volunteer Boulevard as the members of the football team proceed down Peyton Manning Pass to the stadium.

The Pride of the Southland Band will begin marching at 2:20 p.m. from the Natalie L. Haslam Music Center on Volunteer Boulevard to the Haslam Business Building, then make a right turn onto the pedestrian bridge connecting Volunteer Boulevard to the Hill. The band will then circle down the slope to Phillip Fulmer Way, perform a musical salute to the Hill, and enter the stadium from the north.

The Toyota Volunteer Village offers pregame festivities for fans of all ages beginning at 12:30 p.m. Located in the Humanities Plaza, Volunteer Village features pregame appearances from Smokey, Junior Smokey, cheerleaders, and UT’s dance team.

Read more about stadium security, parking, and traffic

CONTACT:

Charles Primm (865-974-5180, primmc@utk.edu)