ATLANTA - It's finally football time in Tennessee, though Vol fans will have to wait a few extra days to see the Big Orange take the field for the 2017 season.
Tennessee will play Georgia Tech on Labor Day, Sept. 4, in the the sold-out Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta.
The game will be televised at 8 p.m. on ESPN.
Tennessee and Georgia Tech have faced off 43 times with the Vols leading the series 24-17-2. UT has won the last five games, including their last meeting in 1987 when the Vols took a 29-15 win over the Yellow Jackets in Neyland Stadium.
Before the game, Tennessee fans are invited to the Big Orange Caravan at the Georgia World Congress Center from 3-7 p.m. IT's free for anyone with a game ticket and kids under 5. If you aren't going to the game, you can still enjoy the pregame festivities for $15.
The Pride of the Southland Marching Band is expected to lead a brief Tennessee pep rally at 5:45. There will also be games, a prize wheel, photo stations, and special guests.
If you are headed to the game, click here for information on parking, stadium policies and other game day events, including Tailgate Town and Fan Zone. Fans in town for the game can also get special discounts at the Georgia Aquarium and College Football Hall of Fame.
Also be aware, just like at Neyland Stadium, there is a clear bag policy at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Fans can carry in clear plastic, vinyl or PVC that are not larger than 12” x 6” x 12.” A one-gallon clear plastic freezer bag would also be allowed, or a small clutch bag no larger than 4.5 x 6.5.
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