UT welcomes fans and visitors to campus Saturday for this year’s final home football game.
Kickoff is set for 4 p.m. for the Volunteers’ game against the Vanderbilt University Commodores. Gates open at 2 p.m. The SEC Network will televise the game.
Game Day Events
Several events will take place Saturday to honor veterans. A group of UT students who are veterans will wear their service uniforms as they lead the Vol Walk, which gets under way at 1:45 p.m. in front of the Torchbearer statue on Volunteer Boulevard. Following the student veterans will be members of the football team as they proceed down Peyton Manning Pass to the stadium.
Military helicopters from the Tennessee Air National Guard unit based at McGhee-Tyson Airport will conduct a flyover of Neyland Stadium at the conclusion of the national anthem.
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.
Saturday also is Senior Day, when seniors on the football team are honored for their contributions as student–athletes. Fans are encouraged to be in the stadium by 3:30 p.m. to watch the seniors join their families on the field for special recognition before kickoff.
The Toyota Volunteer Village offers pregame festivities for fans of all ages from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Located in the Humanities Plaza, Volunteer Village features pregame appearances from Smokey, Junior Smokey, cheerleaders, and UT’s dance team.
Traffic and Parking
Prior to kickoff, ride-sharing drop-offs are permitted only in front of the College of Nursing Building, 1200 Volunteer Boulevard. During and after the game, the only approved location for users of ride-sharing services is Ayres Hall, 1403 Circle Drive.
All rentable electric scooters approved by the city of Knoxville (VeoRide and Spin) will be disabled and removed before each home game. All scooters, whether rented or privately owned, are prohibited on campus streets and sidewalks on game days.
Fans are encouraged to arrive on campus early to minimize congestion. Construction on the new engineering complex southeast of Neyland Stadium will mean restricted or altered pedestrian paths in that area. Look for signage.
Parking on campus is restricted to football permit parking on game days. For more information, visit the UT Parking and Transit Services website.
As required by the SEC, fans are allowed to bring to the stadium only 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.
The university reminds visitors that anyone attempting to enter the stadium with alcohol will be denied entry. For more information, read the university’s policy on alcohol at athletic events.
Fans can bring an empty clear plastic water bottle into the stadium. Complimentary water will be available from large tanks in the concourse areas.
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.
Charles Primm (865-974-5180, firstname.lastname@example.org)