Tennessee Football Gameday Information
Orange & White Game
Apr. 16, 2016 | 2pm ET | Neyland Stadium | Knoxville, Tenn.
What's on this page
- Gameday Times & Broadcast Info
- Fan Services
- Parking & Traffic Information
- Navigating The Cone Zone
- Prohibited & Permitted Items
- Ticket Information
- Entry & Seating Information
- Campus Restroom Locations
- Zero Waste Gameday
- Guidelines for Neyland Stadium
- UT & SEC Fan Code of Conduct
Gameday Times & Broadcast Info
- Vol Village (Gate 21): 10:30pm ET
- Gates Open: 12:30pm ET
- Kickoff: 2:05pm ET
- TV: SEC Network
Open 3 1/2 hours before all home football games, Toyota Volunteer Village hosts pregame festivities for fans of all ages, including interactive inflatable games, a live DJ, WNML radio's "Game Day All Day" and an Official Team Shop tent with all the latest Tennessee merchandise.
Located in the Humanities Plaza, Toyota Volunteer Village features pregame appearances from Smokey, Junior Smokey, cheerleaders and dance team. It's also a great place to watch the team make its way down Volunteer Blvd., to Neyland Stadium during the Vol Walk.
Concession stands on Level 1 & 2 of Neyland Stadium will be open.
Merchandise and apparel will be available for purchase from Team Shops located at the Gate 10 trailer, Gate 20 store, Vol Village as well as at the 50 yard line during Fan Day.
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.
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.
Police, ushers and event security personnel are stationed throughout the stadium to provide assistance to fans during football games.
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.
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.
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.
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 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 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. The Tennessee cheer and dance teams along with Smokey will available for photos and autographs.
Fan Day will be held from 11:30-12:30pm. Those attending Fan Day must enter from Gate 7. (Gate opens at 10:30am for Fan Day only.)
Parking & Traffic
Parking is free for the Orange & White Game. Fans planning to park in the G-10 garage are encouraged to enter off of Neyland Drive.
Recommended General Public Parking
- AG Campus
- C-1 on Todd Helton Dr
- C-15 on Neyland Dr across from UT Rowing
- G-1 (McClung Garage)
- G-2 (McClung Garage)
- G5/30 @ Andy Holt Tower
- G-10 (Levels 1-4 Only)
- G-11 (Lake Avenue Garage)
- G-12 (White Avenue Garage)
- G-13 (11th Street Garage)
- G-15 (Vol Hall Garage-Section Accessed From White Ave Only)
- S22 Todd Helton Dr & Volunteer Blvd
- S23 @ Music Bldg & Theater
- S25 across from Aquatics
- S37 Lake Ave & Mountcastle Dr
- S7-A Cumberland Ave next to 2nd Creek
- 9-A @ Art & Archictecture
Phillip Fulmer Way will close at 11am.
Shuttles Begin @ 11:00am.
- AG Campus
- Kingston Pk Bldg
- Stephenson Dr
- 1 ADA Van @ Each Shuttle Location
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 for the football season.
- The parking garage next to the Student Union has been demolished and the nearby section of Andy Holt Avenue has been permanently closed to make way for a new Student Union.
- "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.
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.
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)
The following items are permitted inside Neyland Stadium:
- Mobile phones
- 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.
Admission to the Orange & White Game is free.
Entry and Seating Information
Gates open at 12:30pm for the game. Gates include 4,6,9,10,14,16,17,20,21,23 (main gates are 10 and 21).
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|
|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!
RECYCLING IN & AROUND NEYLAND STADIUM
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
BLUE BAG RECYCLABLES
If it looks like plastic, recycle it!
- Aluminum cans
- Plastic bottles
- Steel cans
- Clean paper products
- Beverage boxes
* Please flatten any corrugated cardboard and place next to the recycling dumpsters.
CLEAR BAG LANDFILL WASTE
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, then landfill.
- Food waste
- Paper plates and cups
- Foils and wraps
- Cardboard/take out boxes with food contamination
* 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!