Tennessee announces Neyland Stadium's return to full capacity for 2021 season
Neyland Stadium will operate at full capacity for the start of the Josh Heupel era, Tennessee announced Tuesday.
“I know our fans are eager to experience the rich pageantry of Tennessee football gamedays again, and they’re going to have an exciting brand of football to rally around,” Vice Chancellor/Director of Athletics Danny White said via a school release. “This will be my first football season at Tennessee, and after witnessing the power of Vol Nation during our recent baseball postseason run, I cannot wait to see the impact of our fans giving their all in a packed Neyland Stadium.”
The Heupel will get underway when the Volunteers host Bowling Green in a Thursday primetime opener on Sept. 2. Kickoff is set for 8 p.m. ET, airing on the SEC Network.
“We can’t wait to experience the Vol Walk, running through the ‘T’ and everything that makes Neyland Stadium special,” Heupel said. “I get goosebumps just thinking about what it will be like that Thursday night. The passion of Vol Nation is unmatched, and we are grateful for their support.”