First sold out season opener for Vols since 2007

The Volunteers will hit the field surrounded by a sold-out stadium for the season opener against Utah State Sunday night.

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Tennessee Football's official twitter announced the news Thursday afternoon.

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This is the first opener sellout since 2007, which was during the Phillip Fulmer era. This year, Vol Nation swept up 102,455 tickets.

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Here's the breakdown of previous years.

  • 2013: 97,169
  • 2012: 87,821
  • 2011: 94,661
  • 2010: 99,123
  • 2009: 98,761
  • 2008: 98,205
  • 2007: 106,311

The game kicks off at 7 p.m. in Neyland Stadium on Sunday. You can watch it on the SEC Network.

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This season, Tennessee will play seven games at home and five on the road.

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