Changing leaves and cooling temps signal one thing in Eastern Tennessee – college football! Whether you bleed orange or are stopping by for a game from out of town, a trip to Neyland stadium is unlike anything you have experienced before. Find the Tennessee Volunteers 2017 Football schedule and game day tips below.
Tennessee Volunteers 2017 Football Schedule and Game Day Tips
- Monday Sept. 4th – Georgia Tech @ Home
- Saturday Sept. 9th – Indiana State @ Home
- Saturday Sept. 16th – Florida @ Away
- Saturday Sept. 23rd – UMass @ Home
- Saturday Sept. 30th – Georgia @ Home
- Saturday Oct. 14th – South Carolina @ Home
- Saturday Oct. 21st – Alabama @ Away
- Saturday Oct. 28th – Kentucky @ Away
- Saturday Nov. 4th – Southern Miss @ Home
- Saturday Nov. 11th – Missouri @ Away
- Saturday Nov. 18th – LSU @ Home
- Saturday Nov. 25th – Vanderbilt @ Home
5 Game Day Tips
Check out the Stadium Rules Before Leaving Home
Neyland Stadium has a few rules for fans concerning what you can and cannot bring inside. Check the website before coming as the rules can regularly change. Last year, they implemented a new bag policy making clear bags, small clutches, and wallets the only bags that are allowed inside. See the website for size restrictions.
Plenty of traditions take place before the game even starts. Make sure to get there early so you can enjoy the Vol Walk, participate in tailgating, and tour the stadium before it gets packed.
The Vol Walk
Starting 2 hours and 30 minutes before kickoff is the Vol Walk. Players and coaches walk as a team to the game and fans come to cheer them on (and to get a possible high-five). The walk starts at Volunteer Boulevard at the Volunteer Torch and goes down Peyton Manning Pass and onto Phillip Fulmer Way to the stadium. This is a Tennessee tradition that shouldn’t be missed.
Check out the Vol Navy
Neyland Stadium is one of the only stadiums that is accessible by boat. A fleet of about 200 fan-filled boats dock at the stadium on game day for tailgating on the water. Walk along the river before the game to see one of the most unique college football celebrations around.
Dress for the Weather
Make sure to check out the local weather forecast before heading to the game as Tennessee weather can vary in the fall. Just make sure that whatever you throw on is orange!