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.
— Tennessee Football (@Vol_Football) September 14, 2022
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.