Airbnb: Hosts earned $521K during UT home football games

Feb. 17, 2017: Knoxville Airbnb users welcomed 3,400 guests last fall just on weekends with a home UT football game.

KNOXVILLE - Airbnb announced Friday its Knoxville hosts earned about $521,036 during University of Tennessee home football weekends in 2016.

The short-term rental company welcomed about 3,401 guests in the span.

Related: Airbnb: East Tennessee hosts earned $7.7 million in 2016

Airbnb said Knoxville is able to host thousands of extra visitors with many hotels sold out for UT home games.

The most lucrative game for Airbnb hosts came against No. 1 Alabama on Oct. 15.

Home football weekends:

Opponent Weekend Guest Arrivals Guest Arrivals from Opponent State (%) Host Income
Appalachian State Aug. 31 - Sept. 1  225 18.6 percent $62,937
Ohio Sept. 16-17 366 7.1 percent $63,639
Florida Sept. 23-24 578 8.1 percent $92,695
Alabama Oct. 14-15 833 11.5 percent $119,336
Tennessee Tech Nov. 4-5 391 N/A $56,132
Kentucky Nov. 11-12 490 12.2 percent $66,163
Missouri Nov. 18-19 518 5.4 percent $60,134
Totals   3,401   $521,036

 

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