Fans won’t attend Tennessee’s spring football game due to Neyland Stadium renovations

Knoxville, Tenn. (WATE) – Unfortunately for football fans in Tennessee, the traditional Orange & White Game will not be open to the public this spring as major renovations continue at Neyland Stadium ahead of the 2022 season.

The annual Spring Football intra-squad scrimmage will still take place, but will be closed to the general public. The game will take place at the Anderson Training Center due to the construction of Neyland Stadium and scheduling conflicts with other venues.

The scrimmage will take place on Saturday, April 9 at 1 p.m. There will be no live broadcast of the event, but Volunteer Village at Humanities Plaza invites fans to come watch the game on two of their big screens.

Volunteer Village will feature food trucks, music and activities for fans of all ages, as well as live interviews with head coach Josh Heupel, VFL and other on-screen guests.

Ongoing renovations to Neyland Stadium include the addition of two new video boards at the north and south ends of the stadium with social gathering space on the party deck in the upper north end as well as a west lower premium club and improved chair seats in several sections.

The Anderson Training Center is also undergoing a $30 million expansion. According to UT Athletics, 36,000 square feet will be added to the Tennessee football headquarters along with the renovation of nearly 100,000 square feet of existing space.

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