Information provided by the University of Tennessee
The University of Tennessee Volunteers will take on the Gators from the University of Florida on September 15, 2012. Kick off is scheduled for 6pm with gates opening at 4pm. ESPN will carry the game. They will also broadcast their live "ESPN College GameDay" program on the morning of September 15 from Circle Park.
EPSN Game Day
Show airs from 9am to Noon. Fans will be admitted to a viewing area near the show stage (no earlier than 7am). Only fans wil permits can park on the U.T. Campus.
Following items are prohibited:
Food or drinks
Vulgar signs (or signs promoting .com, .net. or .org websites
Religious or political signs
Book bags, purses or bags of any kind
Markers, pens, pencils, or dry-erase boards
Parking Game Day
UT encourages the use of shuttle buses to campus. Shuttles travel from the Old City, the Knoxville Civic Coliseum and the Market Square area of downtown Knoxville and Farragut High School in west Knoxville.
Limited public accessible parking spaces and fully accessible shuttle buses to the stadium are available on the UT Agriculture Campus off Neyland Drive.
Due to campus construction, fans are encouraged to arrive early. For complete information on game day parking, stadium regulations and activities, visit utsports.com/gameday.
Game Day Activities
The annual Tim Kerin Memorial Food Drive will be held outside Neyland Stadium to benefit Knoxville's Second Harvest Food Bank. Collection centers for financial donations will be set up around the stadium prior to the game. Fans are encouraged to bring nonperishable food items to a Second Harvest drop-off point near the Communications Building. Kerin, the long-time head trainer at Tennessee, died suddenly in 1992. The food drive has been held in his honor ever since.
The traditional Vol Walk will start at 3:45 p.m. on Volunteer Boulevard near Circle Park, as the members of the football team proceed down Volunteer Boulevard and then continue down Peyton Manning Pass to the stadium.
The Pride of the Southland Marching Band will begin marching at 4:20 p.m. at the intersection of Pat Head Summitt Street and Volunteer Boulevard and will then follow the same path as the Vol Walk. This Saturday, the marching band will be joined by a 65-member bagpipe band.
The Volunteer Village commercial display area will be open from 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on the lawn of the Humanities and Social Sciences Building, offering festivities for fans of all ages.
Fans also can attend the College of Arts and Sciences' Pregame Showcase. Held two hours before each home game kickoff in the University Center Ballroom, the showcase is a free 30-minute presentation by a UT faculty member. This week, at 4 p.m., Hap McSween, Chancellor's Professor in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, will discuss "Exploring Asteroids with the Dawn Spacecraft."