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.
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