The Vols have an epic challenge in Neyland Stadium on Saturday. They welcome the sixth ranked Georgia Bulldogs to campus for the season's first SEC home game, and they're hoping a stadium full of Big Orange fans will help them with an upset.
Tennessee plans to wear their new Smokey Gray jerseys for the first time in the Georgia game, exciting players, recruits, and fans.
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Kickoff is set for 3:30 pm. Gates to Neyland Stadium open at1:30 pm. CBS will televise the game.
Here's what you need to know if you are heading to campus on Saturday:
What is allowed, and what isn't
Backpacks are prohibited in Neyland Stadium. Purses or other bags larger than 12 inches by 12 inches by 12 inches cannot be brought into the stadium.
These items also are prohibited:
• alcoholic beverages, cans, bottles or coolers
• radios without headphones
• open umbrellas
• video cameras
• stadium seats with arms
• weapons of any kind, including pocket knives
Nothing can be left or stored at stadium gates. Fans can bring the following items inside the stadium, provided they meet the size requirement:
• cushions and seats without arms
• small diaper bags that accompany infants
• small cameras, pagers, cell phones and binoculars
Game Day activities
The Vol Walk is scheduled for 1:15 pm. It starts 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 1:50 p.m. from their new home at the Natalie L. Haslam Music Center on Volunteer Boulevard and will then follow the same path as the Vol Walk.
The annual Tim Kerin Memorial Food Drive will be held outside Neyland Stadium to benefit Knoxville's Second Harvest Food Bank. Financial donations can be made at various locations around the stadium prior to the game. Kerin, the long-time head trainer at Tennessee, died in 1992. The food drive has been held in his honor ever since.
The UT Institute of Agriculture will hold its annual Ag Day event on Saturday, beginning at 11:30 a.m. in the newly renovated Brehm Animal Science Arena. Activities include live music, informational displays, a visit from Smokey and an insect petting zoo.
Parking and Traffic
Due to campus construction, fans are encouraged to arrive early. For complete information on game day parking, stadium regulations and activities, go here.
Only fans with permits can park on campus. UT encourages others to use shuttle buses from the Old City, the Knoxville Civic Coliseum and the Market Square area of downtown Knoxville, and Farragut High School in west Knoxville. Many area hotels also offer shuttle service to the game.
Fans are encouraged to follow @UTGameday on Twitter for the latest updates on traffic, weather, gate information and game day events such as the Vol Walk and band march.