Vols Have Already Sold Second-Most Season Tickets in Last Decade

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    According to a report from long-time Tennessee reporter Jimmy Hyams, the Vols’ season ticket sales are at a healthy number once again this year.

    Hyams tweeted out some updated sales numbers for both season ticket sales and the sales of tickets for the Vols’ opener against Georgia Tech in Atlanta today.

    The nearly 69,000 season tickets that have already been purchased are the second-most in the last decade according to Hyams. Only last season’s total of over 72,000 eclipses the amount purchased for this upcoming year.

    Tennessee’s season opener against Georgia Tech has been a hot topic of conversation this past week after speculation began to surface that the Yellow Jackets were selling more tickets to the game than Tennessee. And those rumors were correct.

    But they were only correct because the Vols had yet to open up sales for the tickets.

    And according to Hyams, now that season ticket holders have purchased tickets, more will be available to the general public.

    Mercedes Benz Stadium in Atlanta will hold approximately 75,000 people for a football game. So if Tennessee sells out their allotted 4,400 general admission tickets to go along with their 20,600 season tickets, they’ll likely request several thousand more.

    Nathanael Rutherford
    Nathanael Rutherford is the managing editor and social media manager for Rocky Top Insider. Nathanael graduated from the University of Tennessee and cultivated a passion for the Vols while growing up in Knoxville a mere 10 minutes from Neyland Stadium. He's been a part of the RTI team since November of 2015 and has been the editor of RTI since June of 2017. If he's not talking or writing about Tennessee athletics, he's probably talking about Star Wars.