Tennessee Closing In On Neyland Sellout Against Akron

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    KNOXVILLE, TN – The view of Neyland Stadium from the upper north deck. Photo by Ric Butler/Rocky Top Insider.

    The Tennessee fanbase is more than ready for their first Saturday game of the season in Neyland Stadium.

    The Vols will host Akron this Saturday night in the first home weekend game after hosting Ball State on a Thursday night to open the fall.

    According to Tennessee AD Danny White earlier this week, tickets are going quickly off the shelf.

    “Only 1,000 tickets left for this weekend’s Akron game – which means we’re over 99% sold out! Let’s finish the job #VolNation! #GBO” White tweeted out on Tuesday evening.

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    If Tennessee is able to sell out Neyland Stadium for the Akron game, it will be the Vols’ first sellout since the 2021 Ole Miss game. Although, if sold out this year, it will be a lower number. Due to the renovations that have been installed in Neyland Stadium, 540 seats had to be removed. The new sellout number for Tennessee sits at 101,915.

    KNOXVILLE, TN – The new 10K jumbotron in the upper north endzone section of Tennessee’s Neyland Stadium. Photo by Ric Butler/Rocky Top Insider.

    Here was the attendance for Tennessee’s home games in 2021:

    Bowling Green – Sept. 2, 2021

    • 84,314

    Pittsburgh – Sept. 11, 2021

    • 82,203

    Tennessee Tech – Sept. 18, 2021

    • 80,053

    South Carolina – Oct. 9, 2021

    • 89,437

    Ole Miss – Oct. 16, 2021

    • 102,455 (sellout)

    Georgia – Nov. 13, 2021

    • 100,074

    South Alabama – Nov. 20, 2021

    • 75,203

    Vanderbilt – Nov. 27, 2021

    • 77,349

    Additionally, Tennessee announced an attendance of 92,236 for their 2022 season-opener against Ball State on Thursday, Sept. 1.

    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.