Tennessee Football Gameday Activities Timeline – Ball State @ Tennessee

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    After months of waiting, the Tennessee Volunteers season-opener is right around the corner.

    Tennessee will open up the 2022 football season against Ball State in Neyland Stadium this Thursday, Sept. 1.

    For a second consecutive year, Tennessee will be opening up the season on a Thursday night. With the majority of college football teams opening up the season this coming Saturday, playing the game on Thursday will give the Vols a chance to show off their brand to an audience with less competition to watch on television.

    With any Tennessee gameday comes exciting activities around the University of Tennessee campus. Traditional favorites such as the Vol Walk and Pride of the Southland Marching Band performance will be back this year, with some new additions such as bonus tailgating opportunities around campus.

    Once inside the stadium, fans will immediately notice several new additions, enhancements, and features, including the brand new lower west club and the upper north social deck.

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    Here is a look at the schedule of events for this Thursday’s gameday in Knoxville:

    3:30 p.m. ET – The Toyota Vol Village opens in Humanities Plaza

    4:45 p.m. ET – Vol Walk on Peyton Manning Mass

    5:00 p.m. ET – Neyland Stadium Gates Open

    5:20 p.m. ET – The Pride of the Southland Marching Band will perform on Pedestrian Bridge

    6:00 p.m. ET – Tennessee begins warm-ups on the field

    7:00 p.m. ET – Kickoff against Ball State

    Ric Butler is a Knoxville based sports media personality who has covered University of Tennessee athletics since 2017. Most recently, he served as the lead writer for the website of a local radio station. Ric also helped create and host a daily radio show called “The Blitz." Ric’s passion for sports, smooth vocal, and infectious personality have made him popular with both his peers and Vol Nation. Originally from Dallas, Ric didn’t grow up riding horses to school. But he did dream of the big city lights. When not chasing down the latest Tennessee story, Ric can be found watching the WWE, often attempting their moves in an embarrassing fashion.