April 10, 2013
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- The annual University of Tennessee spring football game, the DISH Orange and White Game, will be played at Neyland Stadium on Sat., April 20 and will feature free admission for all fans as part of the Fan Appreciation Day initiative from UT Athletics. Kickoff is slated for 2:05 p.m.
In addition to free admission to the game, Fan Appreciation Day will feature an autograph signing with head coach Butch Jones and Vol players on the field at Neyland Stadium. The signing will be held on the field at Neyland Stadium from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. The waiting line for the fans will begin forming at 7 a.m., at Gate 7 and the gate will open at 11 a.m.
During the autograph session, the team will be divided by position. Coach Butch Jones will be located in the North end zone of 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.
As part of Fan Day, fans will also have an opportunity to purchase 2013 season tickets, as members of the Tennessee Athletic Department will be available during Fan Day to give fans the opportunity to "test drive" available seats for the fall.
Fans attending the game but not wishing to attend Fan Day can enter the stadium beginning at 12:30 p.m.
The Tennessee Fund and Ticket Sales staff will be tagging available season ticket seat locations for purchase. Fans can redeem these tags at the sales table setup inside the plaza area of Gate 21. Fans that purchase new season tickets on the spot will receive a special gift (while supplies last) and be entered for a chance to win two sideline passes for a select home game this year.
The Official Team Shop will have a tent located on the East sideline at the 50-yard line and will be selling "Rise To The Top" adidas T-shirts featuring Coach Jones. The Team Shop is the exclusive retailer of the adidas shirt.
Parking will also be free for fans attending the game.
The Vol Network will carry the radio broadcast statewide on many Vol Network stations.
The game will air live on ESPN3 at 2 p.m., with a re-broadcast on ESPNU at a day and time to be announced.
WVLT Volunteer TV will air a special show recapping the DISH Orange & White game on April 27 and 28 with analysis from Coach Jones and other member of the Vols' coaching staff.