Tennessee Volunteers head coach Butch Jones announced Wednesday that Tennessee had sold out their entire allotment of season tickets for the 2016 football season. The announcement comes just a day before the Vols’ home opener on Thursday night against Appalachian State. Coach Jones commented saying, “It’s exciting right now, and it’s the first time we have sold out of season ticket sales since 2001”…”So the excitement is high, and we are going to need a home-field advantage Thursday night.” The official Tennessee football Twitter account also tweeted this celebrating the news:
— Tennessee Football (@Vol_Football) August 31, 2016
Neyland Stadium is sure to be packed out with orange and white this season, as the enthusiasm for Team 120 is the highest it’s been for UT Football in a while. Neyland Stadium will normally hold a capacity of 102,455. The highest attendance record ever at Neyland Stadium was set on September 18, 2004 at a mark of 109,061, a game in which Tennessee beat Florida 30 to 28. Much of the off-season hype can be attributed to Coach Butch Jones leading Tennessee to a respectable 9-4 record last season and a 45-6 win in the 2016 Outback Bowl over Northwestern. 2016-17 will definitely be filled with a lot of trips to the checkerboards and the band playing Rocky Top. For those attending the game or in Knoxville, Tennessee will be holding a pep rally at 6:15 P.M. EST tonight at gate 21 at Neyland Stadium with Coach Butch Jones and Co. See the info below for more on Tennessee’s matchup against Appalachian State.
Tennessee vs. Appalaichian State
When: Thursday September 1, 2016 at 7:30 P.M. EST
Where: Neyland Stadium
TV: SEC Network
Radio: Vol Network