Fans will be able to attend the Orange and White Game, Tennessee’s annual spring football exhibition, free of charge for the second year in a row.
UT confirmed Tuesday that admission would be free and no tickets would be required for the April 20 scrimmage at Neyland Stadium.
Tennessee’s spring game also was free in 2012, drawing a crowd of 35,421 fans. In the past, a $5 admission had been charged.
According to Tennessee records, the highest announced attendance for a spring game was 73,801 in 1986. At No. 2 on the list is 2009 when Lane Kiffin’s hiring attracted 51,488. In 2010, Derek Dooley’s first season, 35,891 showed up for the third largest.
The spring game will be the 15th and final session of new coach Butch Jones’ first spring practice at UT. Kickoff is set for 2 p.m.
Last year, Dooley treated the winning team to a steak dinner, while the losers got hot dogs, chips and water. Jones hasn’t yet said what’s at stake in this year’s game.
Evan Woodbery covers Tennessee football. Follow him at www.Twitter.com/TennesseeBeat.