The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, welcomes fans to campus Saturday, Sept. 23, for the football game against the University of Texas at San Antonio. This is the first meeting between the Volunteers and Roadrunners.
Kickoff is set for 4 p.m. EDT in Neyland Stadium. Gates open at 2 p.m. The game will be broadcast on the SEC Network. The first Spanish-language broadcast in UT Athletics history will be available on the Tennessee Athletics app and UTsports.com. Fans are encouraged to visit utsports.com/gameday/football for the latest updates on game information.
Game Day Activities
Fans can enjoy food and drinks at Truly’s Tailgate starting at noon. Tickets are required after 2 p.m.
The Toyota Volunteer Village located in Humanities Plaza includes live entertainment, food, games and more. It is open from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m.
The traditional Vol Walk will begin at 1:45 p.m., with the Pride of the Southland Band march scheduled for 2:20 p.m.
The UTSA game is part of Fall Family Weekend, when students can share the traditions of Tennessee tailgating, football and more with their families.
The Pride of the Southland Band will welcome about 500 band members from area high schools for High School Band Day. The high school students will perform with the Pride at halftime.
UT’s Army ROTC program will hold a contracting ceremony for more than 20 cadets ahead of the game at the Rock. During the contracting ceremony, the cadets take the oath of enlistment. The cadets will be honored on the field during halftime.
A pregame flyover will feature a C-17 Globemaster aircraft from the Tennessee Air National Guard’s 164th Airlift Wing in Memphis.
Students will line up outside the stadium along Phillip Fulmer Way and enter at Gate 10. Ambassadors will be outside the stadium at Gate 10 to help students and fans navigate the crowds and find their entry points. There will be no entry to the stadium at Gates 16 and 17.
Lower West Club will enter at Gate 16A, and Gate 21 is the designated entrance for ADA support. All gates can check medical bags.
Fans will enter Truly’s Tailgate at Gate 8. New permanent restrooms are available underneath the Gate 10 ramp.
RockyTopWifi, Neyland Stadium’s new Wi-Fi system, continues to be a work in progress. Fans will see Wi-Fi available around the immediate perimeter of the stadium and at each gate to assist with ticket scanning. Fans seated in most areas of the lower bowl will have access to Wi-Fi , and all fans seated in the premium sections will have access. Fans can join RockyTopWifi through their mobile device settings with no registration required. Fans should note, however, that they will not have access to RockyTopWifi in every section of the stadium.
Phone charging stations will be available in premium and public areas of the stadium.
Digital Tickets and Parking Passes
All tickets and parking passes will be digital and can be accessed through a mobile device. Fans are encouraged to download the Tennessee Athletics app from the Apple App Store or Google Play and download their tickets to their Apple Wallet or Google Pay before arriving on campus. Fans can find additional information in the UT Athletics Digital Ticketing Guide.
Fans who need assistance with their digital tickets can visit ticket office locations at Gates 21 and 23.
Game Day Parking and Shuttles
Parking lots will open at 7 a.m. Detailed parking information is available on the Parking and Transportation football web page.
There is no paid public parking on campus. Shuttles for season ticket parking permit holders will begin running at 1 p.m.
Free ADA parking is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis on the UT Institute of Agriculture campus. An accessible shuttle will drop fans off at the Student Union loading dock.
Public parking is available in downtown Knoxville garages and lots. The State Street and Market Square garages are free. Other parking areas range in price from $10 to $40 for cars.
Fans can choose to ride a Knox Area Transit bus to campus. A day pass costs $2, and five routes can take fans to Cumberland Avenue. KAT also offers four shuttle routes that begin three hours before kickoff that range in price from $10 to $20 per person in addition to any parking fees.
Game Day Safety Measures
- Fans can bring into the stadium one unopened factory-sealed clear water bottle and one empty clear water bottle per person.
- 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 storage bag. They are also allowed a small clutch purse not to exceed 4.5 inches by 6.5 inches. No other bags will be allowed inside the stadium.
- Fans interested in purchasing an approved clear bag can visit the Official Team Store at Neyland Stadium; VolShop locations in the Student Union, at the corner of Cumberland Avenue and 17th Street, and in University Commons; and other area retailers.
- All items are subject to search at gates.
- The clear bag policy has more information.
- Fans can report suspicious activity by texting 865-974-9898 with their seat location (concourse, section, row, seat number) and issue.
- 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.
- Anyone attempting to enter the stadium with alcohol will be denied entry.
- The same policies apply to fans sitting in the student section of the stadium.
- Unmanned aircraft systems are prohibited on university property beginning four hours before the scheduled kickoff time of a football game, during the game, and for two hours after the conclusion of the game.
Other prohibited items
- Artificial noisemakers
- Open umbrellas
- Outside food, snacks, and beverages (unless medically necessary)
- Radios without headphones
- Video cameras, professional cameras, and cameras with detachable lenses
- Stadium seats with arms or side pockets
- Selfie sticks
- Weapons of any kind, including pocket knives
No items can be stored or left at the gates. Fans can bring the following items inside the stadium, subject to search at the gates:
- Cushions or seats without arms or side pockets
- Small cameras, binoculars, and mobile phones
- Small bags with medically necessary items (Note: Diapers and non-medically necessary items for babies and young children must be carried in a clear bag.)
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