UT welcomes fans and visitors to campus Saturday for this year’s final home football game.
Kickoff is set for 3:30 p.m. for the Volunteers’ game against the Tigers of the University of Missouri. Gates open at 1:30 p.m. CBS Sports will televise the game.
Saturday is Senior Day, when seniors on the football team are honored for their contributions as student-athletes. Fans are encouraged to be seated by 3:10 p.m. to watch the 13 seniors join their families on the field for special recognition before kickoff. Outgoing UT System President Joe DiPietro and winners of the athletic department’s 3.0 GPA Award also will be recognized. After the game, the senior players will be invited back onto the field for a serenade of “Tennessee Waltz.”
The Vol Walk will begin at 1:15 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 1:50 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 from noon to 3 p.m. Located in the Humanities Plaza, Volunteer Village features pregame appearances from Smokey and Junior Smokey, as well as the cheerleaders and the dance team.
UT encourages fans to purchase tickets only from the UT ticket office or from approved vendor Vivid Seats to avoid the risk of counterfeit tickets. All counterfeit tickets will be confiscated at the stadium gates and the patron denied admission.
The UT Police Department reminds fans that alcoholic beverages, cans, bottles, and coolers are prohibited in Neyland Stadium. Anyone attempting to enter the stadium with alcohol will be denied entry, and anyone trying to enter the stadium while under the influence of alcohol will be subject to ejection or arrest.
Smoking is prohibited at UT, including within private vehicles parked or operated on university property. The prohibition extends to any lighted tobacco, electronic cigarettes, and other vape devices.
As required by the SEC, fans are allowed to bring to the stadium one clear plastic bag no larger than 12 inches by 6 inches by 12 inches or a one-gallon clear resealable plastic bag. They also will be allowed a small clutch purse not to exceed 4.5 inches by 6.5 inches.
Charles Primm (865-974-5180, email@example.com)