UT sells out ticket allotment for Music City Bowl

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  • What: Tennessee vs. North Carolina at the Music City Bowl
  • When: Thursday, Dec. 30, 2010, 6:30 p.m.
  • Where: LP Field
  • Cost: Not available
  • Age limit: All ages
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Tennessee fans wasted little time snatching up tickets to the Music City Bowl on Dec. 30 (TV: ESPN, 6:30 p.m.) in Nashville.

UT, thanks to a week of "momentum" building toward the Vols landing in the Music City Bowl, burned through its 16,000 ticket allotment less than 24 hours after it was announced the Vols would take on North Carolina at LP Field.

As of Monday afternoon, "about 2,000" tickets remained for the game through Ticketmaster, a Music City Bowl representative told the News Sentinel. LP Field, home of the NFL's Tennessee Titans, seats 69,143 fans.

A possibility remains that more seats open up if North Carolina is unable to sell out its allotment.

North Carolina was allotted 10,000 tickets, according to director of football communications Kevin Best. Best said the school wouldn't know how many tickets it had available until Wednesday, the deadline for its season ticket holders and donors to request seats.

Andrew Gribble covers Tennessee football and recruiting. He may be reached at 865-342-6327. Follow him at http://twitter.com/Andrew_Gribble and http://blogs.knoxnews.com/gribble/

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volzcrushm writes:

YES!! anybody know the best hotel and hottest pregame party spots??!!

asleep#212036 writes:

That's exactly what we needed future bowl representatives to see. I think we all got a little spoiled pre-2005 and got a reputation that we would only travel to upper-tier NYD bowls. This should set that record straight. Now if we can just win enough games to get the NYD invite! Go Vols!!!

GreerVol22 writes:

They offered NC tickets???...Why bother??? You can't event get the parents of their players to show up , let alone a fan or two. Besides, they all smell like the Canton paper mill.

GreerVol22 writes:

...and their mama's are ugly too.

ProwlinAndGrowlinSmokeyDog writes:

Thanks Vol fans for scarfing up our allottment of the tickets..We are going to have a great showing on Dec.30th..It's possible we may have as many as 50,000 fans at the game..Have fun to all that are lucky enough to attend.

givehim6 writes:

The new color for LP field is no longer blue it's ORANGE!

ROCKYTOPBRAD writes:

FORGET LAYLA!!! I WILL BE LOOKING FOR TAYLER SWIFT IN NASHVILLE BABY

Stepchild_nFL writes:

in response to Dead_Head_Vol:

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My dog's name is Layla. She didn't bark a word of this. You must be pulling her leg. Brrump!

tnsportsman writes:

Excellent VOLS! Way to go VOLS FANS! Party Time 2nd Avenue Style in a sea of Orange!

GO VOLS, WE ARE UT!

VolsToTheWall writes:

in response to ROCKYTOPBRAD:

FORGET LAYLA!!! I WILL BE LOOKING FOR TAYLER SWIFT IN NASHVILLE BABY

she's 15 brad.

brush#220070 writes:

in response to volzcrushm:

YES!! anybody know the best hotel and hottest pregame party spots??!!

Volz: anywhere in the Downtown Honky-Tonk district
everthing is in walking distance

volfaninutah writes:

Did this headline really surprise anyone? IT should be a good game. Yates could give us a problem. But we should be ready. This should be great for recruiting. GBO!

ctownvol writes:

in response to Dead_Head_Vol:

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Is that "kind of a red-neck lookin' joint"?

jhayes0926#638474 writes:

in response to VolsToTheWall:

she's 15 brad.

she's 20 now. Still a little young.

ncvol17 writes:

in response to GreerVol22:

They offered NC tickets???...Why bother??? You can't event get the parents of their players to show up , let alone a fan or two. Besides, they all smell like the Canton paper mill.

I'm a UT alumni who lives in eastern NC. Carolina sells out its season tickets for football and is in the middle of expanding an already beautiful stadium. They have good fan support. Thinking like your statement will get us beat. Yeah, Marvin Austin is off the team but most of the others are back now. Our O line is going to have a hard time establishing any type of running game. Yates has had a career year and is no fluke. Their backup is a really good passer as well. We need to great effort to beat UNC. Do you think their coaches will harp on the fact of Hamilton's turning yellow next year and try to show us they can beat us this year?

Tau_of_Tennessee writes:

in response to asleep#212036:

That's exactly what we needed future bowl representatives to see. I think we all got a little spoiled pre-2005 and got a reputation that we would only travel to upper-tier NYD bowls. This should set that record straight. Now if we can just win enough games to get the NYD invite! Go Vols!!!

I agree that we may have gotten a little spoiled but I remember going to the Citrus Bowl (2001 season) and the word was that we had a disappointing turnout. My observation was that the stadium was 65-70% orange and pretty much full. Maybe we didn't buy thru the university, but the orange butts were in the seats.

ctownvol writes:

in response to Jamestown17:

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She is finally coloring inside the lines.

tree_em_smokey writes:

in response to ROCKYTOPBRAD:

FORGET LAYLA!!! I WILL BE LOOKING FOR TAYLER SWIFT IN NASHVILLE BABY

To set the record straight she is 18.

NashvillePreds writes:

in response to Tau_of_Tennessee:

I agree that we may have gotten a little spoiled but I remember going to the Citrus Bowl (2001 season) and the word was that we had a disappointing turnout. My observation was that the stadium was 65-70% orange and pretty much full. Maybe we didn't buy thru the university, but the orange butts were in the seats.

That was the year we should have been playing Miami in the Rose Bowl. UT beat FL, and forced Spurrier to the NFL. Then we suffered one of the most devastating losses in UT history, to backup qb, and backup rb, from LSU, in the SEC Championship. Personally, it resulted in a run-in with the UTPD that night. It sucked.

Tennessee fans were disappointed, and it probably reflected in the attendance.

Nashvegas will be fun. Eat more Rhinestones.

asleep#212036 writes:

in response to Tau_of_Tennessee:

I agree that we may have gotten a little spoiled but I remember going to the Citrus Bowl (2001 season) and the word was that we had a disappointing turnout. My observation was that the stadium was 65-70% orange and pretty much full. Maybe we didn't buy thru the university, but the orange butts were in the seats.

I always thought we travelled well too but I was in Tampa in 2007 and Penn State fans outnumbered us 4-1. We didn't bust the doors off the Georgia Dome either in back-to-back appearances a few years ago. Oh well, a 24 hour sellout should get us back in the good graces of the bowls. Go Vols!!!

shulessjo writes:

First: I asked for eight (8) tickets and was only offered four (4).... not happy : BUT I understand this to be a GOOD thing:

Second: Been looking at yearly stats and participation reports for this season: Coach Dooley has very effectively woven talent (freshmen) with experience (seniors) this year. Seniors have affected the outcome of this team more than I had realized.....(Walker/ Moore/ Jones/ Stocker/ Shaw/ Lincoln/ Cunningham/ Cooper/ L Thompson/ G Williams/ V Thomas/ Frazier)... all have significant playing time and contribution......

Want to give a "shout out" to Tyler Wolf: Nick Reveiz is certainly deserving and receives much of the accolades as a former "walk on" but Wolf has performed under the radar admirably... let's hope he has a "career" ending game in Nashville versus the Tar Heels.....

CRFVols writes:

Great.....been deployed the entire season.....just got back. This would have been the only game I would have gotten to see this season. lol

Oh well....guess it'll be the only game I'll get to see on TV all season now instead of in person.

vol45 writes:

in response to volzcrushm:

YES!! anybody know the best hotel and hottest pregame party spots??!!

Dickerson Road area is always good

civilianvol_formerly_marinevol writes:

I've got my tickets and arranged for 7 days leave. It will be a long ride back to Lejeune if we don't win this one, but that won't happen. Can't wait to beat the Tar Heads.

rockytopatl writes:

in response to tree_em_smokey:

To set the record straight she is 18.

Anyone on this site ever heard of Google? She was born December 13, 1989, which means she is five days away from being able to legally buy a drink.

dvols writes:

Hey TITANS, could you please play the rest of your games at Vandyland so as not to mess up the field for the VOLS!

DutchOrangeVolsOrange writes:

in response to Jamestown17:

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And second avenue is a party spot. In some past MCB games, they did this battle of the bands deal. I'm sure the UT band can blow the UNC band off the map! The nearby German American Gerst Haus is a good place to knock down a few beers and maybe do ya a bratwurst roll. It is just down from the stadium. Plenty of places downtown to have a beer or two, maybe grab lunch and a beer at BB Kings blues club. Have fun those of you who travel. I am going to be planted on my couch to view this year's game. LOL

DutchOrangeVolsOrange writes:

I hope many of My UT Brethren come to this city. Spend lots of money. Many of the merchants were hit pretty hard in last May's Nashville floods. It was sad to see the great downtown area under water last May. Anyway, Come early and leave late!

girlwhobleedsorange writes:

and we're talking about taylor swift on a tennessee football website why?

tnsportsman writes:

in response to CantStandSaban:

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Hey IDIOT vaaaanderbilt commode-a-dore tee-sipper vandy(NOT)grad or cantstandsaban, I was at the Chamber in Nashville today and they proclaimed the 2010 Music City Bowl was a HUGE Money Maker with the University of Tennessee! The MCB Chairman said, this would be the biggest Bonanza in Music City Bowl History!

You DUMB AZZ, the WORST money maker in Music City Bowl History was when vaaaanderbilt was there in their 3rd AND ONLY Bowl in school history, ROFLMAO! The damn stadium that year looked like a High School Game! WHAT A JOKE!

Go away little vaaaaanderbilt boi, TROLL! LOL, a vaaaanderbilt commode-a-dore even thinking about talking trash about football is a SIN! All you have to remember is UT 72-27-5 ALL TIME!

Every year there are 23,000 Tennessee Season Ticket Holders from Middle Tennessee alone, vaaaanderbilt has what 5,000 total, LOL.

GO VOLS, WE ARE THE ONLY UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE ALWAYS AND FOREVER!

BradleyJKinkaid writes:

in response to ncvol17:

I'm a UT alumni who lives in eastern NC. Carolina sells out its season tickets for football and is in the middle of expanding an already beautiful stadium. They have good fan support. Thinking like your statement will get us beat. Yeah, Marvin Austin is off the team but most of the others are back now. Our O line is going to have a hard time establishing any type of running game. Yates has had a career year and is no fluke. Their backup is a really good passer as well. We need to great effort to beat UNC. Do you think their coaches will harp on the fact of Hamilton's turning yellow next year and try to show us they can beat us this year?

I'm proud and excited for the team and the fans, and I think we should be somewhat confidant. That being said, too much confidence breeds pride which comes before a fall.

I was in Atlanta (2001?) vs. LSU. The Georgia Dome literally looked like Neyland South. We knocked out the starting QB and RB. They still won. Miserable feeling.

Not trying to be a downer, just wary and prepared.
GBO!!!

ibvolman writes:

in response to CantStandSaban:

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And just who are your might commodes, I mean commodufuses playing in a bowl this year? Oh, that's right. They don't let 2-10 teams play in bowl games. Loser!!!!!!

govolsbaby writes:

just got my tickets!!

this is my first bowl game, im super stokedd!
im thinkin its gonna be a great atmosphere being that it will be neyland stadium west.
lets be loudd on all downs, not just 3rd!!
go vols

orangecountyvols writes:

Vols,

It appears we may have come to a conclusion about the #1 troll here..........S0-called Vandygrad, AKA ILoveSaban. Noone can accidently be this ignorant. Therefore, we submit this troll does all this on purpose. You see, when there is no other method of drawing attention to ones self.....i.e. having a decent team to talk about, or something of this nature, such troll resorts to the only remaining choice..............to demonstrate the obvious envy
with another proven and successful school, ( the Vols ) and that is to demonstrate frustrating stupidity to gain that attention.

TnSportsman, I cannot approach the accurate description you rendered to describe this jealous troll, only to say I agree with you.

Volhola writes:

I called the UT ticket office this morning and they told every season ticket holder that sent in their application got tickets. After reading this I'm not so sure he was right.

volsbandit writes:

in response to volzcrushm:

YES!! anybody know the best hotel and hottest pregame party spots??!!

Get in touch with tnsportsman.

asleep#212036 writes:

in response to CantStandSaban:

(This comment was removed by the site staff.)

They are impressed enough to consider taking us over an 8-4 Mississippi State team in the Gator. We didn't deserve it but the fans/money were certainly worth discussion. The Music City took Vandy a couple of years back and you folks not only didn't spend a dime, you didn't sell as many tickets in a month as we have sold in 24 hours. Just three weeks ago we outnumbered you two to one in your own stadium. And Nashville can't possibly "lose" money as the city itself has practically no investment in the bowl to start with. They may make less, but lose money? No. Pitiful Vandy fan. You know, you really shouldn't bow up about football. It just gives all of us another reason to laugh at you, as if your "football" program isn't reason enough. Go Vols!!!

asleep#212036 writes:

Gerst Haus is good, Jimmy Kelly's Steakhouse is awesome too. It's near Baptist Hospital downtown. There is also a Morton's Steakhouse in the convention center and there used to be an Italian place called Mario's that was supposedly out of this world. Whoever said Dickerson Road, I hope you were kidding. Unless you are licensed to carry a concealed weapon, I would stay away from there. Now if you want to send some Tar Heels fans that way......All up and down West End Blvd are some great restaurants in all price ranges. And of course, the Second Avenue/Broadway area is loaded up as well with restaurants and really cool bars. Most of them country music but hey, it's Nashville.

kthoma14 writes:

That is 26K tickets and probably the worst of the 69K the stadium holds. The rest, the best, will be in the hands of scalpers! The bread and butter fans...like the middle class they are...get screwed. MTC

Volsfan94 writes:

in response to asleep#212036:

Gerst Haus is good, Jimmy Kelly's Steakhouse is awesome too. It's near Baptist Hospital downtown. There is also a Morton's Steakhouse in the convention center and there used to be an Italian place called Mario's that was supposedly out of this world. Whoever said Dickerson Road, I hope you were kidding. Unless you are licensed to carry a concealed weapon, I would stay away from there. Now if you want to send some Tar Heels fans that way......All up and down West End Blvd are some great restaurants in all price ranges. And of course, the Second Avenue/Broadway area is loaded up as well with restaurants and really cool bars. Most of them country music but hey, it's Nashville.

Don't forget the ghetto where i live.
BELLE MEADE! you guys don't want to get within 20 miles of it unless you want to see some gang fights. It's almost as bad as LA.

govols2104 writes:

in response to asleep#212036:

Gerst Haus is good, Jimmy Kelly's Steakhouse is awesome too. It's near Baptist Hospital downtown. There is also a Morton's Steakhouse in the convention center and there used to be an Italian place called Mario's that was supposedly out of this world. Whoever said Dickerson Road, I hope you were kidding. Unless you are licensed to carry a concealed weapon, I would stay away from there. Now if you want to send some Tar Heels fans that way......All up and down West End Blvd are some great restaurants in all price ranges. And of course, the Second Avenue/Broadway area is loaded up as well with restaurants and really cool bars. Most of them country music but hey, it's Nashville.

haha! I was thinking the same thing about dickerson road.. the only things i've ever heard about are the "ladies of the night" lol

GreerVol22 writes:

in response to ncvol17:

I'm a UT alumni who lives in eastern NC. Carolina sells out its season tickets for football and is in the middle of expanding an already beautiful stadium. They have good fan support. Thinking like your statement will get us beat. Yeah, Marvin Austin is off the team but most of the others are back now. Our O line is going to have a hard time establishing any type of running game. Yates has had a career year and is no fluke. Their backup is a really good passer as well. We need to great effort to beat UNC. Do you think their coaches will harp on the fact of Hamilton's turning yellow next year and try to show us they can beat us this year?

easy there Mr Sensitive. Its called sarcasm and rufflin' feathers. Some jackwagons just have no sense of humor.

Jakevol writes:

Well said TNmantravel. I too live in NC. Lake Norman NC, near the Mooresville area. The Heels will be ready. Davis is a good coach and the last time I looked the Vols wanted him when they were looking for a coach. Heels are no push over. Go Vols.

pdhuff#552644 writes:

Early lines have NC a 1.5 to 2.5 fav in the Mysic City.

For educational interest only.

Will be interesting to see which way the money pushes this line.

GBO.

gnm53108 writes:

in response to pdhuff#552644:

Early lines have NC a 1.5 to 2.5 fav in the Mysic City.

For educational interest only.

Will be interesting to see which way the money pushes this line.

GBO.

Yep....but more interested in seeing how our lines(ol and dl)pushes theirs.

Would love to win a battle or two in trenches.

UTLuver99 writes:

Cant not wait for this game!! I just booked at the SpringHill Suites by Marriott at the Airport. I called to book the game night only and it was 119.00 but if I booked for two days 12/30 and 12/31 they lowered it to 89.00 per night. Includes free parking, internet and breakfast buffet. Can not find a better deal than that. Yes it is a drive to the game, but the downtown hotels are very high priced cause they know they will sell out.

tnsportsman writes:

in response to orangecountyvols:

Vols,

It appears we may have come to a conclusion about the #1 troll here..........S0-called Vandygrad, AKA ILoveSaban. Noone can accidently be this ignorant. Therefore, we submit this troll does all this on purpose. You see, when there is no other method of drawing attention to ones self.....i.e. having a decent team to talk about, or something of this nature, such troll resorts to the only remaining choice..............to demonstrate the obvious envy
with another proven and successful school, ( the Vols ) and that is to demonstrate frustrating stupidity to gain that attention.

TnSportsman, I cannot approach the accurate description you rendered to describe this jealous troll, only to say I agree with you.

orangecountyvols,

Sorry for the Rant about the vaaaanderbilt TROLL! vandy(NOT)grad AKA cantstandsaban is as ignorant as they come!

I hate the TROLLS on OUR VOLS site! I have never even considered googling another teams site, much less go on one! I would never sign up for another team's site in fear of being struck down by Neyland, LOL. I certainly would never want to converse with the such as vaaaanderbilt, alabubba, the swamp lizards etc!!!! I could CARELESS what they have to say or even what they try to think!

TROLLS are mindless idiots and stupid people that want to incite, I forget that sometimes and how DUMB they are for even being on here! But sometimes WE just have to STRIKE BACK!

Daddyvol, I tried not to cuss in this one for you, Merry Christmas, LOL!

GO VOLS, WE ARE UT!

EMBuckles writes:

in response to BIVOLAR_BEAR:

(This comment was removed by the site staff.)

Hey! Kenny is a native of Knoxville and a proud alumnus of East Tennessee State University! He may be a turtle head, tractor singing jack [You know what] but he is the State of Tennessee's turtle head, tractor singing, um, you know what(trying to avoid the censor software ;>)!

Vol_USArmy_Soldier writes:

I bought three tickets yesterday via Ticket Master - lousy seats, but these were the only block of three that could be had.

I'm flying my azz all the way from Germany to see this game and I fully intend to light up Second Avenue with my two best bro's.

See you Vol fans in Nashville in three weeks.

GBO!

DavidB writes:

in response to Volhola:

I called the UT ticket office this morning and they told every season ticket holder that sent in their application got tickets. After reading this I'm not so sure he was right.

If you looked at UTTIX.com about 30 minutes after the official announcement the bowl application was removed from the site. As a season ticket holder I got a little busy and when I heard the announcement went to log on to purchase tickets and realized I was too late. Called the ticket office and was told it was sold out. A mistake I wont make in the future for sure. The bowl application was posted just hours after the KY game, should have just done it then. GO VOLS

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