It was already going to be a crazy environment inside Lindsey Nelson Stadium on Saturday, as the Super Regionals get underway. But now, the party is being taken to the streets. Tennessee announced on Thursday that they will hold a “Watch Party” outside the stadium, for fans that want to experience the atmosphere and couldn’t get tickets.
This will turn Summitt Drive into the block party that Tony Vitello has wanted, since finding out they’d host a super regional in Knoxville. The demand for tickets for the event skyrocketed after the regional win this past weekend. So, with many folks not being able to secure tickets, this was the right thing to do.
The Vols will face-off against LSU on Saturday night at 7pm ET, in front of a sold out crowd and television audience. But, the school wanted to add more of a party type atmosphere for this event, the decision was simple.
The “Big Orange Block Party” will be held on Summitt Drive, right outside the stadium, beginning 2.5 hours before first pitch. It is free to all fans and will feature a live big screen game broadcast, games for children and access too concessions.
All week, the discussion has been about how they could pull it off, which they finally figured out and released today. It won’t just be the raucous crowd inside Lindsey Nelson, it will be an SEC football type party outside the stadium.
The area opens at 4:30 pm ET and will open the same time on Sunday and Monday, if necessary. Traffic will be closed between fraternity park drive and Todd Helton Drive.
Add in the LSU fans that are heading into town, it will be a full blown tailgate scene that Tennessee baseball has never seen before.
Let the party begin.