It’s Official… Tennessee Has Sold Out Neyland Stadium for the Florida Game

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    The not-so-surprising news of the week has officially become official.

    According to a tweet from Tennessee Football on Wednesday afternoon, the Vols’ Sept. 24 SEC-opening matchup with Florida inside of Neyland Stadium is officially a sellout.

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    The new stadium capacity sellout number is set at 101,915. Tennessee removed 540 seats for the upper north social deck renovations.

    Earlier this week, it was announced that Tennessee’s game against Florida will be an afternoon game at 3:30 p.m. ET.

    Tennessee has not had a sellout in Neyland Stadium since the 2021 matchup against Ole Miss under the lights. However, prior to that, it had been four years since the Vols hosted a sellout in Neyland Stadium.

    Now, the Vols may even be closing in on back-to-back weeks.

    On Tuesday evening, Tennessee AD Danny White announced on Twitter that Tennessee was closing in on a sellout for the Akron game. While there has been no official word at the time of this publication, if it does happen, Tennessee will be looking at back-to-back Neyland sellouts.

    If Tennessee and Florida win their respective games this week, the matchup between the Vols and Gators on Sept. 24 will almost definitely be a Top 25, likely even a Top 20 matchup.

    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 โ€œThe Blitz." Ricโ€™s passion for sports, smooth vocal, and infectious personality have made him popular with both his peers and Vol Nation. Originally from Dallas, Ric didnโ€™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.