The Tennessee Volunteers host No. 20 Missouri Saturday at 7:30 pm (TV: ESPN). Tennessee has played in front of a sellout crowd in Neyland Stadium four times this season – against Utah State, Florida, Alabama and Kentucky – but Saturday’s matchup with the SEC East leading Tigers looks like it’ll fall just short of 102,455. As of Friday, there were around 4,000 tickets available for the game – making a sellout for Saturday an uphill, and unlikely, climb.
Tennessee sent 9,200 tickets to Missouri, but they returned a significant number before the season and even more two weeks ago. All told, Missouri fans bought approximately 3,500 tickets to Saturday’s game – or 5,700 short of their allotment.
Simply put – Vol fans did their part, Missouri fans did not.
The Vols are averaging 100,409 fans in attendance at home games this season, a number that would have ranked second in the SEC (behind Alabama – 101,505) and fourth nationally last season. It’s also worth noting that Tennessee is averaging 4,825 more fans in attendance this year than in 2013.
If you’re interesting in attending the game, numerous tickets are still available at UTTix.com. Here’s a screenshot of UTTix.com taken Friday evening that shows sections with tickets available.