Tennessee announces alternate plans for spring football game

Tennessee will not host a traditional orange-and-white game as part of its spring football schedule this year due to ongoing construction, but the Vols announced plans Monday for an alternative for fans. As part of “All Vol Weekend,” Tennessee will host a football scrimmage inside the on-campus Anderson Training Center that will be open to player parents, rookies and the media on Saturday, April 9. It will be closed to the general public, but it will be a way for fans to watch the fray.

As part of a weekend that also includes the baseball home series against Missouri and several other sports in action, Tennessee will have its usual Volunteer Village set up from noon to 3 p.m., and two video screens will show there the fray. The Tennessee Football Scrimmage will not be available to stream elsewhere. Installation at Humanities Plaza on campus will include food trucks, music and activities in addition to interviews with the Tennessee head coach Josh Heupelformer players and others on the video screens.

The Vols have yet to announce the full spring training schedule, but Tennessee will begin the week of March 21 following the University’s spring break.

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Tennessee explored alternatives for the orange-and-white game this year due to construction on the west and north sides of Neyland Stadium, but efforts to potentially play it elsewhere in the state where fans could attend ultimately fell short. succeeded.

Renovations at Neyland include two new video boards at the north and south ends of the stadium, a premium pitch-level club in the lower west section of the stadium behind the Tennessee bench, upgraded chair seating in several lower west sections and a rally of party deck space in the upper deck of the north end area.

Construction also recently began on the Anderson Training Center, which is benefiting from a $30 million upgrade and expansion that will include a 36,000 square foot addition with nearly 100,000 square feet of the United Nations football complex. Flights that will be renovated.

The three-game baseball series at Lindsey Nelson Stadium is already sold out and fireworks are scheduled after Saturday’s game against Missouri.

Tennessee’s track and field teams, women’s tennis, and women’s soccer also hold home games the second weekend in April.


Thursday, April 7
All Day – Athletics, Tennessee Relay at Tom Black Track at LaPorte Stadium

friday april 8
All Day – Athletics, Tennessee Relay at Tom Black Track at LaPorte Stadium
Noon – Women’s Tennis vs. Vanderbilt at Barksdale Tennis Stadium
6:30 p.m. – Baseball vs. Missouri at Lindsey Nelson Stadium

saturday april 9
All Day – Athletics, Tennessee Relay at Tom Black Track at LaPorte Stadium
12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. – Volunteer Village Fan Fest opens at Humanities Plaza in Circle Park
1:00 p.m. – Football vs. Clemson at Regal Stadium
7:00 p.m. – Baseball vs. Missouri at Lindsey Nelson Stadium (postgame fireworks)

sunday april 10
Noon – Women’s Tennis vs. Kentucky at Barksdale Tennis Stadium
1 p.m. – Baseball vs. Missouri at Lindsey Nelson Stadium

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