A new place to get all your Big Orange gear will open this weekend near the University of Tennessee campus.
UT's new VolShop will have its grand opening at the University Commons development on Saturday, Aug. 30. It's located next to the new Walmart. The new Publix in the shopping center will open on Thursday.
Door prizes and giveaways are planned throughout the day from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday. Customers can enter to win skybox tickets for the UT versus Kentucky Wildcats football game on Nov. 15, autographed merchandise and more. The first 50 customers on Saturday will receive gift bags.
The location will celebrate with students on Friday, Aug. 29. UT students who stop by the University Commons location will receive UT foam bricks while supplies last.
"The new VolShop's central location gives us a convenient hub from which to serve our students, faculty and staff. We also expect it to be a popular place for the community to enjoy and shop for Volunteer gear and gifts," VolShop Marketing Manager Tommi Grubbs said.
A store kiosk will allow students to order books, technology items, graduation supplies and student tickets for games and campus events.
This is the second new VolShop to open this year. The first, on Cumberland Avenue, opened August 23.
The University Commons store hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from noon to 6 p.m. Sunday. The Cumberland Avenue location is open Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., and noon to 6 p.m. on Sunday.
All VolShop proceeds benefit the university through student scholarships and campus building projects.