Tennessee Football Gameday Information

Orange & White Game

Apr. 22, 2017 | 4pm ET | Neyland Stadium | Knoxville, Tenn.

What's on this page

  1. Gameday Times & Broadcast Info
  2. Fan Services
  3. Parking & Traffic Information
  4. Navigating The Cone Zone
  5. Prohibited & Permitted Items
  6. Ticket Information
  7. Entry & Seating Information
  8. Campus Restroom Locations
  9. Zero Waste Gameday
  10. Guidelines for Neyland Stadium
  11. UT & SEC Fan Code of Conduct

Gameday Times & Broadcast Info

  • Vol Village (Gate 21 Plaza): 12:30pm ET
  • Gates Open: 2:30pm ET
  • Kickoff: 4:00pm ET

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Gameday Activities

Volunteer Village

Vol Village will be open from 12:30-3:30pm at the Gate 21 Plaza area.

Fan Services

Vendor/Food Locations

Concession stands on Level 1 & 2 of Neyland Stadium will be open.

Vendor/Food Locations Map

Merchandise & Apparel

The VolShop/Official Team Store located at Gate 20 will open at 8a.m. on the day of the game. There will be two trailer locations -- one at Vol Village at Gate 21 Plaza and another at the base of the Gate 10 ramp.

A tent location will also be set up at the 50-yard line for Fan Day activities.

ATM Locations

On the first level of Neyland Stadium, there are six (6) ATMs located at the Gate 21 elevator lobby and three (3) in section Y9.

On the second level of the stadium, one (1) ATM is located between sections F & G, and one (1) is located between R & Q.

There is also one (1) ATM inside the Tennessee Terrace, one (1) in section XX5, and one between FF/GG on the third level.

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Fan Text Message System

Fans needing assistance inside Neyland Stadium can contact the event management staff by texting the message "VOLS" to 69050 with a description of your issue or incident and your location within the stadium, including the section, row and seat number. You will receive a replay indicating your message was received and help is on the way. Standard SMS rates apply.

The Fan Text Message System begins operating three hours prior to kickoff.

Text Message System FAQ

Stadium Security

Police, ushers and event security personnel are stationed throughout the stadium to provide assistance to fans during football games.

First Aid (Defibrillators/AEDs)

Four first-aid stations are located inside Neyland Stadium on the lower-level concourse outside Sections O/P and X1, and in the upper level in the concourse outside of Sections II and XX4.

The stations are staffed by medical doctors, nurses and other qualified personnel. Trained first-aid teams are also located throughout the stadium. If you need medical assistance, notify the team nearest you. If you are unable to locate a team, a law enforcement officer or usher will direct you to the nearest first-aid station.

This is a service provided by the University of Tennessee and the American Red Cross.

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Lost & Found

Lost articles may be turned in at the Gate 21 elevators. Items will then be turned over to the University of Tennessee Security Office at 1101 Cumberland Avenue, where they may be retrieved Monday following each game at (865) 974-3114.

Meeting Places

In case you get separated from your family or friends, please plan ahead to have two designated meeting places, one inside the stadium (such as your gate, seat or favorite concession stand) and another outside the stadium (such as a predetermined landmark like The Torchbearer or a parking space). If you need assistance, contact the nearest usher or police officer.

Nursing Mothers

Mothers seeking a private area to nurse or pump are encouraged to visit the First Aid station near the Vol Shop in Section X1 on the northwest corner of the stadium.

ADA Elevators & Passes

ADA elevators are located at gates 15 & 21 in Neyland Stadium and begin operating two hours prior to kickoff.

Fans needing elevator access should contact the Event Management Office at (865) 974-1205. A copy of a handicap placard or a doctor's statement of need is required to receive an elevator pass. Passes are recorded and mailed to the individual in August. Each pass is good for two (2) people to use the elevator listed on the pass. Passes must be renewed yearly by mail or telephone.

Segway devices are not permitted in Neyland Stadium on football game days.

Fan Day

Fan Day will feature autograph signing with head coach Butch Jones and Vol players on the field at Neyland Stadium. Fans will be allowed one item for autograph per player or coach. DJ Sterl the Pearl, Tennessee Spirit Team, and Smokey will in attendance.

Fan Day will be held from 1:30-2:30pm. Those attending Fan Day must enter from Gate 7, starting at 12:30pm.

Parking & Shuttles

See below for a list of free and reserved lots for the 2017 Orange and White Game.

Orange &White Game Parking Map


Parking is FREE for the Orange & White Game in the following lots and garages:


  • G1 (McClung Garage)
  • G10 (Enter off Neyland Drive)
  • G11 (Lake Avenue Garage)
  • G12 (White Avenue Garage)
  • G13 (11th Street Garage)
  • G15 (Vol Hall Garage; Section accessed from White Avenue only)
  • G16 (Volunteer Boulevard; Levels 2-5 only)

Surface Lots

  • AG Campus (Shuttles provided)
  • C1 (On Todd Helton Drive behind baseball stadium)
  • C22 (Todd Helton Drive and Volunteer Boulevard)
  • S23 (Natalie Haslam Music Center and Clarence Brown Theater)
  • S23D (Steam Plant)
  • S25 (Across from Alan Jones Aquatic Center)
  • S37 (Lake Avenue and Mountcastle Drive)
  • SC40 (Kingston Pike Building; Shuttles provided)
  • S7A (Cumberland Avenue near Second Creek)
  • C8 (Lake Loudoun Boulevard and Volunteer Boulevard)
  • S9 (Phillip Fulmer Way near Gate 21)
  • S9B (Margaret Alley)
  • S9-A (Art & Architecture)

ADA Parking

  • AG Campus (Shuttles provided)
  • SC40 (Kingston Pike Building; Shuttles provided)


The following lots are reserved for Tennessee Fund members:

  • G4 (Administrative Garage at Lake Loudoun Boulevard and Phillip Fulmer Way)
  • G5 (Upper level of Administrative Garage)
  • S30 (Surface lot behind Communications Building)


Please avoid parking in the following lots:

  • All N parking lots (Reserved for residential students)
  • S12 (Reserved for another campus event)
  • S28 (Chamique Holdsclaw Drive)
  • S37 (Caledonia Avenue)
  • C20 (Peyton Manning Pass; Behind Nursing building)
  • G14 (Pratt Pavilion)
  • Circle Park
  • G16 (Volunteer Boulevard; Ground level)
  • S5 (Tee Martin Drive)
  • Fraternity Park lots

RV Parking

No RV parking is available on campus.

Limited parking is available at the Civic Coliseum for $35, however no shuttle service is provided.


Shuttle service to campus begins at 1pm and will unload at Circle Park. Return trips will begin at halftime, and will pick up on Volunteer Boulevard.

Lots with shuttle service:

  • AG Campus
  • SC40 Kingston Pike Building


Knoxville Area Transit (KAT) will NOT run gameday shuttles from Downtown, Market Square or Farragut High School for the Orange and White Game.

KAT will operate its regular Saturday service. Generate your personal trip plan here.

KAT will also operate its free Orange line trolley service, which runs through campus, on Saturday as well.

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.

The clear bag policy WILL BE ENFORCED for the Orange and White Game.

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. 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.

Permitted/Prohibited Bags Graphic


Phillip Fulmer Way will close at 1pm. There will be no access from Cumberland Avenue, Peyton Manning Pass and Lake Loudoun Boulevard after 1pm.

Navigating the Cone Zone

With much construction underway on campus, new and returning visitors will see the following changes:

  • All lanes of Neyland Drive approaching campus are open.
  • "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.

Please note that Cumberland Avenue remains under construction.

Due to campus construction, fans are encouraged to arrive early.

Prohibited & Permitted Items

UT has changed its stadium security regulations and will prohibit backpacks of any kind or size to be taken into Neyland Stadium. Purses or bags larger than 12" x 12" x 12" cannot be brought into the venue.

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

Unmanned aircraft shall not be used on or above campus property within four hours prior to kickoff time, during the game or within two hours after the conclusion of the game.

Prohibited Items

The University of Tennessee reserves the right to examine the contents of any container brought into the stadium. To protect the safety of our fans, players, officials and staff, the following items are prohibited.

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

  • 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
  • Large bags or parcels, including backpacks and larger purses
  • Weapons, including pocket knives
  • Artificial noisemakers
  • Smoking — including e-cigarettes — is prohibited in Neyland Stadium at all times
  • Bag sizes greater than 12x12x12 (except for medical or diaper bags, which will be searched)
  • Strollers

Permitted Items

The following items are permitted inside Neyland Stadium:

  • Mobile phones
  • Binoculars
  • Seat cushions
  • Seats without arms
  • Radios with headsets
  • Diaper bags when accompanied by an infant
  • Limited use of cameras. Game action may not be filmed. Consideration of other spectators is expected.

Ticket Information

Admission to the Orange & White Game is free.

All seating is general admission.

Entry and Seating Information

Fan Day: Gate 7 will open at 12:30pm.

Orange and White Game: Gates 4, 9, 10, 14, 16, 17, 20, 21 and 23 will open at 2:30pm.

ADA seating is available in the lower North side of the stadium. Please enter through Gate 21.

Media will enter through Gate 19.

Portable facilities are located at the following:

Lot/Area Units Location within area
Lot 9 3 In breezway at Lot 9B
Andy Holt Tower G5/G30 3 Middle of lot (one near entrance off Lake Loudoun Blvd)
G3 Garage 2 Entrance across from Phillip Fulmer Way from Arena Dining
G10 Garage 2 Outside of side entrance to Level 3
2 Next to Level 3 stairwell, opposite side
3 Middle of top level beside dividing wall
1 Level 1 opposite of entrance end
3 Outside Level 1 entrance in grassy area
G10 Patio 1 Corner of Mechanical Shop building
1 Behind Estabrook Hall along access road
2 Bottom corner of lot next to bridge
Stadium Gates 4 Gate 7
2 Under ramp to Gate 10
2 Gate 1
11th Street Garage/G13 3 Beside entrance to pedestrian crosswalk bridge
7B 1 Next to walking bridge
Lot 23D 2 Next to train loading dock

Zero Waste Gameday

Football fans, join the Vols working together across campus to achieve Zero Waste from Gameday by the end of this football season and help keep Neyland Stadium, and the rest of UT campus, beautiful! Zero waste refers to diverting at least 90% of waste from landfills through waste reduction, recycling and composting.

Remember: Good Sports Always Recycle!


All recycling at the gates and inside the stadium is single stream, meaning you can put ALL types of recyclable materials into the clear bags at the gates, in the skybox recycling bins, and the orange & white recycling bins inside Neyland including:

  • PAPER: Newspaper, programs, playbooks, popcorn boxes
  • METAL CANS: Aluminum and steel
  • PLASTICS: Bottles, cups, jugs, wrap
  • GLASS: Bottles, jars
  • CARDBOARD: Pizza boxes, cup holders



If it looks like plastic, recycle it!

  • Aluminum cans
  • Plastic bottles
  • Steel cans
  • Clean paper products
  • Glass
  • Beverage boxes

* Please flatten any corrugated cardboard and place next to the recycling dumpsters.


Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, then landfill.

  • Food waste
  • Paper plates and cups
  • Foils and wraps
  • Cardboard/take out boxes with food contamination
  • Styrofoam

* When in doubt, recycle it!

UT and SEC Fan Code of Conduct

In the spirit of sportsmanship, fans shall:

  • Conduct themselves in a manner that represents UT, the Southeastern Conference and the NCAA with honor, dignity and respect.
  • Demonstrate qualities of civility and sportsmanship at all times.
  • Not use vulgar, abusive, racist, sexist, demeaning, or intimidating language at any time.
  • Support the players, coaches and officials in a positive manner.
  • Treat the visiting team, coaches and fans with courtesy and respect at all times.
  • Not engage in cheers that are vulgar, crass or demeaning.
  • Refrain from throwing objects onto the floor for any reason.
  • Not become inebriated or belligerent.
  • Refrain from entering playing and team areas at any time, including the game.
  • Be a positive role model for those around you by treating others with courtesy and respect!


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