Thompson-Boling Arena News

Thompson-Boling Arena Among First in World to Use Cutting-Edge Lighting

SuperSport installation at UT's Thompson-Boling Arena. Photo courtesy of LED North America

With the installation of LED fixtures, UT’s Thompson-Boling Arena is one of the first in the world to feature lights that are smaller, brighter, and up to 85 percent more efficient than conventional arena metal halide lights. The technology is being “premiered” at the state’s research university inside the largest on-campus single-sport arena in the country.

Campus Prepares for George Strait Concert March 1

The University of Tennessee is welcoming fans of country music star George Strait, who will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 1, in Thompson-Boling Arena. The sold-out concert will bring more than 20,000 guests to campus, affecting traffic and parking.

UT Welcomes Fans to Thompson-Boling Arena for 2011-12 Basketball Season

Basketball season has arrived at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, with home opening games set for next week. The first regular season home game for the men is Friday, November 11, against UNC Greensboro. The Lady Vols begin their regular season home schedule against Pepperdine University on November 13.

Thompson-Boling Arena Sports New Logo

An orange-hued image, located at the four corners on the exterior of Thompson-Boling Arena, is the new logo for UT’s basketball arena. The image represents a view of the arena as seen at an angle slightly above the roof. Michael Cate, a UT facilities planning associate architect, said that because the arena is so massive, the designer’s intent was to break up the large surfaces with graphics and letters to give the arena more visual interest, identity and human scale.