Some UT football season tickets available for $300, no donation

Tennessee runs through the 'T' before the game against Kentucky at Neyland Stadium Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012. (ADAM BRIMER/NEWS SENTINEL)

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Tennessee runs through the "T" before the game against Kentucky at Neyland Stadium Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012. (ADAM BRIMER/NEWS SENTINEL)

In a letter to fans, the University of Tennessee has opened the opportunity to purchase season tickets for the 2013 season for as little as $300, and with no donation required for some seats:

Letter from UT

With an exciting new era of Tennessee Football upon us, we wanted to personally provide you the first opportunity to secure season tickets for the highly anticipated 2013 Football season! For those of you that may already have season tickets (we thank you), feel free to share this great opportunity with all your family and friends, as we want everyone in Neyland Stadium next season!

Season tickets are now available for purchase and start for as low as $300 with a select few locations not requiring a donation!

Don’t miss out as our Vols look to get back to SEC prominence!

Please feel free to call me directly at 865-974-9579 as I am more than happy to personally assist you with your selection of season tickets.

Thank you.

Happy Holidays and Go Vols!

AJ Arem

IMG Learfield Ticket Solutions

General Manager

University of Tennessee Athletics

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Orangeblood64 writes:

With the coaches there looking at they could get cheaper. also fox said Mora turned down Auburn and Tennessee for interviews. D@mm

D60 writes:

That's about $200.00 to much

keepitreal4vols writes:

AJ,
Its ok to say Merry Christmas, we got your back against the ACLU.

gobigorange5090 writes:

You can bet the non-donation seats are on the top row of the upper deck in the end zone where the steps, etc are very steep!

HarryHood writes:

These are Vandy prices. Ouch!

brauhuff#295403 (Inactive) writes:

No thanks

LovinMyVols writes:

Wow...this does not bode well.

Vol_USArmy_Soldier writes:

Time to buy. Get in low, scalp high.

mbible1utk#324980 writes:

Maybe we're going to steal away Terry Bowden from Akron, and they are making preparations in advance to try to keep the stadium from looking empty

makelemonade writes:

No thanks. If I go to any games, I'll just buy lower level tickets along the strip for $8 apiece like I did this year, no donation required. Unless there was some reason to expect a better product next year, why would anyone purchase tickets ahead of time? I do feel for the scalpers though, they're just trying to make a living. Maybe time for a career change? I never thought I would see the day I could go to Vols' games cheaper than Ice Bears'.

arkyvol writes:

ah! the wonders of the free market.

thanks again, hammy.

Classof72 writes:

"AJ Arem
IMG Learfield Ticket Solutions
General Manager
University of Tennessee Athletics"

Is there a problem with this title? UTAD doesn't show up until the third line. No man can serve two masters. This is a symptom of the problems UTAD has. It's been bought out. There are corporate reps selling tickets, mercenaries everywhere. The commitment and passion for the Vols may or may not reside much in these people. Judge by the results; the results speak for themselves.

BigDaddyOrange writes:

GET DAVID SHAW IN KNOXVILLE AND PEOPLE WILL GLADLY PAY $300 FOR SEASON TIX!!!

vorangel writes:

The best seat in the house is at the house.
No charge. No parking issue. No long ride home after a poor performance. If it's not on TV, no big deal, it probably wasn't a very good opponent anyway.
Donation? You've got to be kidding me...

BigDaddyOrange writes:

Ok. Finally! I'm not the only one thinking about David Shaw. http://bleacherreport.com/articles/14...

jone8191#247590 writes:

I dropped my season tickets of 30 years in 2010 and haven't regretted it yet. If anybody thinks an athletic director is not important, check out our UT Vols 2010 through now.

NeylandWest writes:

in response to Classof72:

"AJ Arem
IMG Learfield Ticket Solutions
General Manager
University of Tennessee Athletics"

Is there a problem with this title? UTAD doesn't show up until the third line. No man can serve two masters. This is a symptom of the problems UTAD has. It's been bought out. There are corporate reps selling tickets, mercenaries everywhere. The commitment and passion for the Vols may or may not reside much in these people. Judge by the results; the results speak for themselves.

That partnership is a little new. Here's the background on IMG/UTAD:
http://www.utsports.com/tickets/img/

jjk writes:

If they don't make the right hire, the season ticket holder will get free Hardee's thickburgers with the tickets.

thevoice writes:

My, my. How times have changed.

10seVol85_Part_Deux writes:

in response to BigDaddyOrange:

GET DAVID SHAW IN KNOXVILLE AND PEOPLE WILL GLADLY PAY $300 FOR SEASON TIX!!!

Tell me why Shaw would leave his alma mater to rebuild a program that has to compete with the Bamas, LSUs, Floridas and Georgias? He's right where he wants to be, at his alma mater, in a conference he can obviously win big in. Stanford will pay to keep him there.

If Stanford wasn't his alma mater, we'd have a shot to get him. As it is, dream on.

10seVol85_Part_Deux writes:

in response to Vol_USArmy_Soldier:

Time to buy. Get in low, scalp high.

There's something to be said for that. This year, I bought two sets of the 3-game mini-packs with Bama, Mizzou and UK. I knew we were going to be in Knoxville for Thanksgiving, but no way we could go to the other two games. It was $150 for 3 conference games (including either Bama or Florida). So really, $300 for 7 games (including 3 cupcakes - 4 if you count Auburn) isnt' all that different. I sold the Bama tickets for $400 on ebay. Even in a crappy season you can re-coup your money if the tickets are cheap.

VOLinMAHWAH writes:

Jones is not the guy. Read . . .

http://espn.go.com/college-football/s...

snowpeapod#263184 writes:

I would be willing to pay $500 if there was a product on the field that I thought was worthy. Unfortunately, with no disrespect to the players, that hasn't been the case lately. With all the turmoil and coaches passing thru a revolving door, it doesn't appear to get better any time soon.

tedstryker1980 writes:

Hart has had since the Kentucky game last year to prepare for this eventuality. So far his work does not inspire confidence.

BigOrangeRock writes:

Bring Fulmer back. It is the most logical and intelligent choice.

jone8191#247590 writes:

in response to tedstryker1980:

Hart has had since the Kentucky game last year to prepare for this eventuality. So far his work does not inspire confidence.

You are exactly right. And I believe if Dooley had beaten either Mizzou or Vandy we would still have OrangeBobSpongePants running the football team.

BigDaddyOrange writes:

in response to 10seVol85_Part_Deux:

Tell me why Shaw would leave his alma mater to rebuild a program that has to compete with the Bamas, LSUs, Floridas and Georgias? He's right where he wants to be, at his alma mater, in a conference he can obviously win big in. Stanford will pay to keep him there.

If Stanford wasn't his alma mater, we'd have a shot to get him. As it is, dream on.

You just answered your own question.... to compete with the Bamas, LSUs, Florida and the Georgias. He is competitive, and no coach feels like he has proven himself until he has gone up against the "big boys" of the SEC. PAC12? We all know they don't matter when it comes to our mighty conference. I guarantee you that David Shaw would jump at the chance to coach in the mighty SEC!! So what if you win the Pac12. You win the National Title with the SEC and you become a Hall Of Fame Coach guaranteed!!

SavageOrangeJug writes:

This hiring coaches on the cheap is really working out for us.

docwater#225789 writes:

Mr. hamilton explained it to the UT faithful that this is a BUSINESS and we would have to PAY to PLAY. Loyalty counted for nothing. Now, UT is reaping the whirlwind. Folks have dropped their season tickets and discovered there are other things to do on Saturday, record the game and watch if we win, at our leisure. Money is being spent elsewhere. Once the pattern of support was broken, it will be hard to re-establish it. Really, too bad for UT and us long time fans.

thevoice writes:

in response to BigDaddyOrange:

You just answered your own question.... to compete with the Bamas, LSUs, Florida and the Georgias. He is competitive, and no coach feels like he has proven himself until he has gone up against the "big boys" of the SEC. PAC12? We all know they don't matter when it comes to our mighty conference. I guarantee you that David Shaw would jump at the chance to coach in the mighty SEC!! So what if you win the Pac12. You win the National Title with the SEC and you become a Hall Of Fame Coach guaranteed!!

Leaving a comfy, winning lifestyle for the SEC is a gamble for anyone. Lose, and you're back on the streets as a position coach at a prime school or coord/HC at a secondary school. And the pay is accordingly. Taking a 10-year future snapshot of salary, career risk, lifestyle, and satisfaction (self and family), the move may not be any better than a coach's current position.

ashvol7 writes:

in response to BigOrangeRock:

Bring Fulmer back. It is the most logical and intelligent choice.

That ship has already sailed, I hope it stays at sea.

Hacker38 writes:

Behind again... CBS sdports announcing that Wisconsins coach leaving for Arkansas....

bigdisbig writes:

Unless Hart already has someone lined up for the job and just can't say until bowl season is over its gonna be hard to sell Tennessee to any QUALITY coach in the land. The problem with Vol football begins at the top. For the UT administration to hire Dooley in the first place was a move of ignorant desperation and to give him a 5 million buyout was absolutely idiotic. He was a low level coach with a losing record. WHY would you give this guy a buyout of that magnitude? Stupidity is the answer.
The powers that be are not capable of hiring a great coach until they can come up with some crazy money....which they do not have.
If Hart doesn't have someone already the Volunteers best switch to a lower lever conference for its Dooleyville all over again. To hire Fulmer back would be like marrying your sister. You would CONTINUE to be the laughing stock of NCAA football.

voodoo101 writes:

Probably better to reset the student ticket situation, get students back in the stands, and get them hooked. They are the future ticket holders, and the competition between filling stadium seats and HD TV is getting fierce.

volmike55 writes:

Bret Bielema is going to Arkansa. Wish we could have gotten him, oh well we are not what we once were. We got to get the right coach this time!

arkyvol writes:

in response to BigOrangeRock:

Bring Fulmer back. It is the most logical and intelligent choice.

that train has left the station. they've ripped up the tracks and turned the depot into a tourist information center.

wbsmd1 writes:

Fire Hart, Cheek and restart search.

FWBVol writes:

in response to bigdisbig:

Unless Hart already has someone lined up for the job and just can't say until bowl season is over its gonna be hard to sell Tennessee to any QUALITY coach in the land. The problem with Vol football begins at the top. For the UT administration to hire Dooley in the first place was a move of ignorant desperation and to give him a 5 million buyout was absolutely idiotic. He was a low level coach with a losing record. WHY would you give this guy a buyout of that magnitude? Stupidity is the answer.
The powers that be are not capable of hiring a great coach until they can come up with some crazy money....which they do not have.
If Hart doesn't have someone already the Volunteers best switch to a lower lever conference for its Dooleyville all over again. To hire Fulmer back would be like marrying your sister. You would CONTINUE to be the laughing stock of NCAA football.

If Hart is waiting until after the bowl season to name a coach he will be waiting in the unemployment line. There is no way any athletic director with half a grain of sense would wait until after the first of the year to get a new coach in place because it would be recruiting suicide.

Right now, unless there is a huge surprise, every indication is Gundy and Strong are the top two guys. As others have said, I like Strong over Gundy, and would still like to see Fedora or Fisher in the mix.

I honestly believe we will have a coach in place by the end of the week. If not for Phillip Fulmer being honored by the Hall of Fame tonight, the hire might already be announced. I can see Hart waiting until tomorrow or Thursday to have the press conference naming the new coach. If it goes past Friday there will be a lot of angry fans.

I'm willing to wait and see how this plays out. Dave Hart is a smart man with a lot of years in the business. He knows football drives not only the economy of the athletic department, but, to a certain degree, the economy of the university.

I hate the waiting, but I'd rather Dave Hart take an extra day or two and get the hire right than for us to end up with another Lane Kiffin or a coach that produces Derek Dooley results.

Mama_Also_Calls_Me_Precious writes:

Just hire Fulmer and Chavis back. People may say that ship has sailed, but it can always come back to port. Besides, with Mora Jr, and Franklin both staying where they are at, who else is a better candidate than Fulmer anyway. With that said, I wouldn't mind Butch Davis or Terry Bowden...Butch Davis's coaching style reminds me alot of Gruden's

TheRealDragonSlayer writes:

I hope you guys dont whine to much about Bret Bielema going to Arkansas. Know that he is a very arrogant and rude person, a personality that players dont really take kindly to, and is not that great with the media. This is not the kind of personality we need right now. Yes, he may be good at Xs and Os, but we need much more than that. We need a coach who can attract talent in the SEC, someone who conservative parents will trust their kids with, someone who can take on recruiting giants like Saban and Miles.

That is not Bielema. I still think if we get someone like Butch Davis, we will be much better off. The bad rap he got at UNC has been proven not to be his fault, and he is a tremendous recruiter, not to mention a great Xs and Os guy.

rb4346 writes:

Hart, you need to make a good hire before all the good coaches are gone and you have to hire another Dooley type coach, then you will probaly be selling all the seats for $300.00.

stevefrommemphis writes:

in response to 10seVol85_Part_Deux:

Tell me why Shaw would leave his alma mater to rebuild a program that has to compete with the Bamas, LSUs, Floridas and Georgias? He's right where he wants to be, at his alma mater, in a conference he can obviously win big in. Stanford will pay to keep him there.

If Stanford wasn't his alma mater, we'd have a shot to get him. As it is, dream on.

Exactly. The ONLY reason I can think that might make him consider leaving is the confiscatory California state income tax of 12.3% on high income earners. 12.3%!!! That's 12.3% of his income that he can keep in Knoxville.

By the way, Hart should make that part of his pitch to all potential hires.

Scoon writes:

Oh my.

Yep. Was at the UT/UK game Thanksgiving weekend and for those of you not there ... you should have seen your empty rows and seats inside Neyland! Why, there was almost even the sounds of resounding echoes in that place ... and, I, for once, had all the leg room that I could possibly want.

BTW, Ole Smokey got loose from the dude aholding his chain as he bounded relentlessly down mid-field. (I know Ole Smokey's really a girl, I just like saying he. Just sounds more befitting for a football mascot.)

Chaio.

marVOLous writes:

Why stop at Fulmer?

Let's make Johnny Majors our Coach Emeritus
Put Phillip back at Offensive Coordinator
Bring back the Chief
And Tee to coach up the QB's

Vol_in_Mich writes:

in response to mbible1utk#324980:

Maybe we're going to steal away Terry Bowden from Akron, and they are making preparations in advance to try to keep the stadium from looking empty

Terry wouldn't be the worst choice (see last two coaches) He led Auburn to a undefeated season & I would rather have him than some of these clowns that have been mentioned. Butch Davis, get real!

Go Hart - Get it right!

Vol_in_Mich writes:

in response to BigDaddyOrange:

GET DAVID SHAW IN KNOXVILLE AND PEOPLE WILL GLADLY PAY $300 FOR SEASON TIX!!!

Who is David Shaw? Never heard of him.

6972 writes:

in response to vorangel:

The best seat in the house is at the house.
No charge. No parking issue. No long ride home after a poor performance. If it's not on TV, no big deal, it probably wasn't a very good opponent anyway.
Donation? You've got to be kidding me...

You have wisdom beyond your years.

Vol_in_Mich writes:

in response to volmike55:

Bret Bielema is going to Arkansa. Wish we could have gotten him, oh well we are not what we once were. We got to get the right coach this time!

Who said? They're going to the Rose Bowl, again, That's a big deal in the Big 10 or however many. Oh, I get it, he's afraid of Urbie! He should be, never liked the guy (cause he was a Gator) but the SOB can coach.

volmike55 writes:

David Shaw is the Stanford Coach! He wouldn't leave Stanford right now anyway

Jakevol writes:

Please do not bring Terry Bowden to Tn.

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