One of the most talked-about experiences in Neyland Stadium this year has been the concession experience for fans. More specifically, it has been the beer sales that have left attendees unhappy.
Through the first three home games, some fans complained of the difficulty in buying beer. Many of these complaints centered around the slow checkout process combined with the lack of places to buy beer in general. However, with Tennessee on the road the last two weeks, the athletic department has been working on various solutions to the problem. On Friday afternoon, Tennessee AD Danny White announced those changes on Twitter.
“We heard you! We know the beer lines were long & we’ve made updates,” Athletic Director White said on Twitter. “#VolNation – We appreciate your patience & understanding as we address the issues. Can’t wait to have everyone back at Neyland tomorrow. Arrive early, be loud & Go Vols!”
White also attached a photo revealing the updates and changes, which are as follows:
- Since Week 1, we have increased the number of points of sale offering beer by 68%
- This Saturday, we will have more beer servers at our high traffic locations, including Sections Y8 and Z12
- Additional beer servers have been added to most of our second level stands
- We have added a beer stand in the upper concourse at ZZ15
- We continue to hire and train new staff
Tennessee will host its fourth game of the season in Neyland Stadium this Saturday, Oct. 9. The Vols (3-2, 1-1 SEC) will host South Carolina (3-2, 0-2 SEC) in an important SEC East matchup. ESPN2 will have the broadcast at noon ET.
We heard you! We know the beer lines were long & we’ve made updates. #VolNation – We appreciate your patience & understanding as we address the issues.
Can’t wait to have everyone back at Neyland tomorrow. Arrive early, be loud & Go Vols! pic.twitter.com/NUloMBrWi0
— Danny White (@AD_DannyWhite) October 8, 2021