The Josh Heupel era at Tennessee will begin with a full house at Neyland Stadium. The university announced on Tuesday that covid restrictions on capacity will be lifted for the 2021 season. Its been a long time coming, as other schools had already announced a return to full capacity in their respective venues.
This is great news for the football program, as they look to get started on a high note in the Thursday night season opener against Bowling Green.
Tennessee AD Danny White had this to say about Neyland Stadium opening back this Fall.
“I know our fans are eager to experience the rich pageantry of Tennessee football gamedays again, and they’re going to have an exciting brand of football to rally around,” Vice Chancellor/Director of Athletics Danny White said. “This will be my first football season at Tennessee, and after witnessing the power of Vol Nation during our recent baseball postseason run, I cannot wait to see the impact of our fans giving their all in a packed Neyland Stadium.”
For Josh Heupel, his first game in Knoxville will be at night, which should make for an interesting environment to open the season.
“We can’t wait to experience the Vol Walk, running through the ‘T’ and everything that makes Neyland Stadium special,” Heupel said. “I get goosebumps just thinking about what it will be like that Thursday night. The passion of Vol Nation is unmatched, and we are grateful for their support.”
Tennessee will open the season with three consecutive home games. Tickets have already gone on sale.