The University of Tennessee is inviting families who've had to evacuate because of Hurricane Florence to Saturday's game at Neyland.
UT Director of Athletics Phillip Fulmer announced Wednesday that the university will offer hurricane evacuees free tickets into the game.
"Our hearts go out to all the families whose lives have been impacted by the hurricanes and tropical storms along the Atlantic coast," Fulmer said. "One of our four pillars is warmth, and we feel this is an appropriate way to bring that to life. Certainly, a football game is relatively insignificant in comparison to the realities these evacuees are facing. But if we can provide just a few hours of distraction and normalcy for these families, I believe we should do all we can to make that possible for them."
Residents of N.C. and S.C. counties under evacuation orders can claim tickets for themselves and their family beginning at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 15 at a marked tent inside Volunteer Village near the DJ, which is located in Humanities Plaza across from the Torchbearer Statue on Volunteer Boulevard in Knoxville.
Tickets are first-come, first-serve. Evacuees will need a state-issued ID from North Carolina or South Carolina to receive a ticket.