Kickoff is set for 4 p.m. EST for the Volunteers’ game against the Commodores of Vanderbilt University. Gates open at 2 p.m. The SEC Network will televise the game.
Saturday is Senior Day, when seniors on the football team are honored for their contributions as student-athletes. Fans are invited to arrive early to watch the 22 seniors run through the T and join their families on the field for special recognition ten minutes before kickoff. After the game, the senior players will be invited back to the field for a serenade of “Tennessee Waltz.”
UT reminds fans that no items can be left or stored at the gates or left unattended outside their vehicles.
Alcoholic beverages, cans, bottles, and coolers are prohibited in Neyland Stadium. Anyone attempting to bring alcohol into the stadium or enter the stadium while under the influence of alcohol will be subject to ejection or arrest.
The Vol Walk will begin at 1:45 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 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.
The Toyota Volunteer Village offers pregame festivities for fans of all ages beginning at 12:30 p.m. Located in the Humanities Plaza, Volunteer Village features pregame appearances from Smokey, Junior Smokey, cheerleaders, and UT’s dance team.