GVX Spotlight: Looking ahead to South Carolina
Tennessee had sold or allocated about 90,000 tickets for Saturday’s game against No. 11 South Carolina as of Thursday afternoon.
Neyland Stadium has a capacity of 102,455.
The Vols (3-3, 0-2 SEC) play the Gamecocks (5-1, 3-1) at noon (TV: ESPN).
Senior associate athletic director Chris Fuller said the early kickoff and the fact that students are on fall break has contributed to the slower pace of sales.
South Carolina sold about 5,000 seats from its allotment, he said.
UT sold about 3,000 seats for $10 to students at area colleges — like Pellissippi State Community College — to help make up for the absence of UT students this week.
Meanwhile, UT is offering Tennessee Fund members a chance to reserve tickets for the Vols’ game against Virginia Tech at Bristol Motor Speedway in 2016. The nonrefundable deposit is $25 per ticket and must be registered by Nov. 15. Any donors making deposits after that date will be subject to order limits determined by their annual giving level.
Tickets are not yet on sale for the event. Like UT, Bristol Motor Speedway is offering its season-ticket holders an opportunity to reserve tickets by placing a deposit.
Evan Woodbery covers Tennessee football. Follow him at www.Twitter.com/TennesseeBeat.