Tennessee Basketball Gameday Information

Basketball Gameday

This season, fans will be allowed to bring only one clear plastic bag no larger than 12 inches by 6 inches by 12 inches or a one-gallon, clear, resealable plastic storage bag per person inside Thompson-Boling Arena.

Fans will also be allowed a small clutch purse not to exceed 4.5 inches by 6.5 inches.

More on new bag policy

What's on this page?

  1. Tickets
  2. Parking & Shuttle Information
  3. Television / Radio Information
  4. Arena Policies
  5. Clear Bag Policy
  6. Prohibited & Permitted Items

Thompson-Boling Arena Info

  • Address:
    1600 Phillip Fulmer Way, Knoxville, TN 37996
    Knoxville, TN 37996
  • Capacity:
    21,678

Ticket Information

Buy Tickets Men's Ticket Info Women's Ticket Info

Team Schedules

Women's Basketball Schedule Men's Basketball Schedule

Parking & Traffic

GENERAL INFORMATION

To improve the traffic flow and decrease the time fans spend sitting in traffic, South bound traffic (towards the river) on Lake Loudoun Blvd will not be permitted to make a left hand turn onto Phillip Fulmer Way beginning 45 minutes prior to tip off. In addition, North bound traffic on Lake Loudoun Blvd will not be permitted to make left hand turn onto Chamique Holdsclaw Drive within 45 minutes of tip off.

This primarily impacts those permit holders who turn left from Lake Loudon to access the G10 or Lot 5 parking lots from Phillip Fulmer Way, and those who choose to enter 30A or G5/30 entrances from Phillip Fulmer Way.

Recommended alternatives to access Lot 5, G10, 30A, and G5/30 from Phillip Fulmer Way:

  • Arrive early!
  • Enter G10 from the Neyland Drive entrance
  • Enter Lot 5, G10, 30A, and G5/30 entrances off of Phillip Fulmer Way by taking Cumberland Avenue to Phillip Fulmer Way

"Cone Zone" signs featuring a hard hat-wearing Smokey have been placed around campus, helping direct motorists and pedestrians to find campus parking and detour around the construction. The latest information on campus construction can be found at conezone.utk.edu.

For additional information about parking on campus during basketball games and other special events, please visit the Parking and Transit Services website.

Parking & Transit Services

MEN'S BASKETBALL PARKING

Tennessee Athletics provides free parking on the Ag Campus off Neyland Drive with free shuttle service to and from Thompson-Boling Arena. The shuttle begins two hours prior to tip-off and runs one hour post-game. Shuttle pickup on the Ag Campus is off of Joe Johnson Drive. All shuttles are fully accessible for those with disabilities.

The following lots have limited parking available for $10 on a first-come, first-served basis for men's basketball games:

  • G-16 (enter off Pat Head Summitt St)
  • C-15 (enter from Neyland Dr)
  • McClung G1 & G2 (unless used by Clarence Brown Theater / enter from Volunteer Blvd)
  • Staff 9 (weekends and student holidays only / enter from Peyton Manning Pass)
  • Staff 22 (enter from Todd Helton Dr)
  • C-1 (enter from Todd Helton Dr)

The parking garage between Thompson-Boling Arena and Neyland Stadium (Lot G-10) is sold out and available only to those who already have a parking pass for that facility. For more information on G-10 parking passes, please visit the Tennessee Fund homepage.

WOMEN'S BASKETBALL PARKING

Tennessee Athletics provides free parking on the Ag Campus off Neyland Drive with free shuttle service to and from Thompson-Boling Arena. The shuttle begins two hours prior to tip-off and runs one hour post-game. Shuttle pickup on the Ag Campus is off of Joe Johnson Drive. All shuttles are fully accessible for those with disabilities.

The following lots have limited parking available for $10 on a first-come, first-served basis for women's basketball games:

  • G-10 (enter from Neyland Drive or Phillip Fulmer Way)
  • G-16 (enter off Pat Head Summitt St)
  • C-8 (enter from Lake Loudoun Blvd)
  • Circle Park (enter from Volunteer Blvd)
  • Staff 5 (enter from Tee Martin Dr)
  • 9-A (enter from Volunteer Blvd)
  • C-15 (enter from Neyland Dr)
  • McClung G1 (unless used by Clarence Brown Theater / enter from Volunteer Blvd)
  • McClung G2 (unless used by Clarence Brown Theater / enter from Volunteer Blvd)
  • Staff 9 (weekends and student holidays only / enter from Peyton Manning Pass)
  • C-1 (enter from Todd Helton Dr)
  • Staff 22 (enter from Todd Helton Dr)

Please contact the Tennessee Fund at 865-974-1218 regarding season parking pass options. Parking passes are sold to Lady Vol donors only. Parking lots near the arena are reserved for donor parking permits only.

ACCESSIBLE PARKING

The UT Athletic Department makes assignments to its Tennessee Fund donors including individuals requiring accessible parking. Individuals attending UT basketball games who do not qualify for Tennessee Fund parking through the UT Athletic Department may apply for accessible parking through the UT Parking and Transit Services Office. Please note that this type of accessible parking is limited and requires documentation of a valid accessible parking placard/license plate.

For individuals not assigned parking through the Tennessee Fund, accessible parking on gamedays is available for persons with a valid placard at no cost on a space available basis in campus parking areas which are designated as paid general public parking areas. Also, accessible parking is available on the UT Agriculture Campus on a first-come, first-served basis at no cost and a free, fully accessible shuttle service is available from the Agriculture Campus to Thompson Boling Arena.

Please note that accessible parking is not available for donor-only lots unless a valid permit for that specific lot is presented.

SHUTTLE INFORMATION

For the convenience of fans, free parking is provided on the Ag Campus off Neyland Drive for all Lady Vols and men's basketball games. The Ag Campus is served by a free shuttle service to Thompson-Boling Arena which begins two hours prior to tip-off and runs one hour post-game. The shuttle loading and unloading area is on Joe Johnson Drive directly in front of the Pendergrass Library. All shuttles are fully accessible for persons with disabilities.

Bag Policy

UT has changed its stadium security regulations and will limit fans to one clear plastic bag no larger than 12 inches by 6 inches by 12 inches or a one-gallon, clear, resealable plastic storage bag per person.

Please carefully read the full Prohibited Items list before entering Neyland Stadium.

Fans will also be allowed a small clutch purse not to exceed 4.5 inches by 6.5 inches. Wallets must also conform to this size requirement.

No other bags will be allowed inside Thompson-Boling Arena. All items, including clear bags and clutch purses, are subject to search at the gates. No items can be left or stored at the gates.

Medically necessary items must be searched at one of the following gates: Media gate, ADA entrance on Phillip Fulmer Way closest to Arena Dining or Gate D. Diaper bags are not a medically necessary item. All diaper bag supplies should be carried in a clear bag.

Permitted/Prohibited Bags Graphic

Television / Radio Information

For the most up-to-date information on television, radio and streaming links for Tennessee basketball games, view the men's basketball schedule or women's basketball schedule.

Arena Policies

VENUE ENTRY

All fans, regardless of age must have a ticket for admission to Thompson-Boling Arena.

For men's games, doors open 90 minutes before tipoff. For women's games, doors open 60 minutes before tipoff.

There are no pass-out checks (re-entry) to the arena. In order to leave and re-enter, spectators must have an unused ticket or purchase another ticket.

All tickets will be electronically scanned to verify authenticity. Tickets will be scanned each time a patron enters the arena. Once a ticket has been scanned upon entry, it cannot be reused by another guest. Customers assume all risks for tickets purchased through a source other than the University of Tennessee Athletic Ticket Office.

Gate Information

  • Gate A - Student Entrance
  • Gate B & C - Player-Guest Entrance
    Game Day Will Call
  • Gate C - Suite/Loge Entrance
  • Gate D - Suite/Loge Entrance
  • ADA entrance location is Gate B&C&D&E
    ADA Elevator Entrances are located off Phillip Fulmer Way, East and West ends at Office entrances.

LOST & FOUND

Lost and Found items will be turned in to UTPD (865) 974-3114

Prohibited & Permitted Items

The University of Tennessee's clear bag policy is in effect for all basketball games. Please see the clear bag policy section for more details.

Prohibited Items

The University of Tennessee reserves the right to examine the contents of any container brought into its venues.

To protect the safety of our fans, players, officials and staff, the following items are PROHIBITED inside Thompson-Boling Arena:

  • Non-clear bags of any size
  • Diaper bags
  • Backpacks of any size
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Cans, bottles, coolers
  • Outside food, snacks, beverages
  • Radios without headsets
  • Open umbrellas
  • Selfie sticks
  • Video cameras
  • Professional cameras or cameras with detachable lenses
  • Unmanned aircraft
  • Stadium seats with arms and/or pockets
  • Large bags or parcels, including backpacks and larger purses
  • Weapons, including pocket knives
  • Hoverboards
  • Segeways
  • Artificial noisemakers
  • Smoking (including electronic cigarettes) is prohibited in Thompson-Boling Arena at all times
  • Strollers
  • Signs or posters larger than 8.5" x 11"

Please do not attempt to bring these or similar articles to a Tennessee Athletics event. Items will not be stored at the gate or stadium for pickup after the game.

Permitted Items

The following items are permitted inside University of Tennessee venues:

  • Mobile phones
  • Binoculars
  • Radios with headsets
  • Limited use of cameras. Game action may not be filmed. Consideration of other spectators is expected. Flash photography is prohibited.
 

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