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Can Tennessee Fans Make ‘Checker Vanderbilt’ a Reality?

Checker Vanderbilt
The “Checker Vanderbilt” concept design. Photo via @ockytop on Twitter.

Look out. The Tennessee Volunteers’ fans have come up with a truly wild idea.

After successfully checkerboarding Tennessee’s Neyland Stadium crowd with nearly 102,000 people last weekend against Florida, Vol fans are looking to do it again this November… in Nashville.

All throughout the week, talk has been ramping up about what it would take for Tennessee fans to checker Vanderbilt’s FirstBank Stadium.

Well, on Wednesday, it looks as though Tennessee fan Nick Weathers put the wheels in motion.

You can now go to for a full report on what to wear in what section of FirstBank Stadium.

So, is it actually possible that Tennessee is going to Checker Vanderbilt?

As far as things go currently, the movement is gaining steam on social media. However, as we know, social media and the real world can be very different things.

On one hand, Tennessee’s fanbase, especially in 2022, is showing an incredible ability to see this team play. Not only has Tennessee already sold out two of their first three home games this year, but have two more sellouts on the way in Alabama and Kentucky. Not to mention, when the Vols traveled to Pittsburgh for their Top 25 clash against Pitt, Tennessee fans traveled very well.

Remember when Vol fans took over the Pittsburgh Pirates PNC Park on the Friday night before the game?

While Tennessee has a bye week this week, the same is likely going to be true for next weekend’s road game at LSU in Baton Rouge.

On the other hand, it’s quite hard to predict that sort of thing this far out. The movement could die down over the next handful of weeks and folks forget by the time the Tennessee-Vanderbilt game rolls around. Still though, the movement could work. Whether it’s faint checkering throughout the stadium from the traveling fanbase or full-on orange-and-white checkers plastered throughout the stadium, crazier things have happened.

Or have they?

Sound off in the comment section below! Do you think Checker Vanderbilt could become a reality by the time late November rolls around?

Vanderbilt will host now-No. 8 Tennessee on Saturday, Nov. 26.

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2 Responses

  1. Why not? By that time Vandy fans won’t have much to cheer about, and probably aren’t going to turn out for the game. I say go for it!

  2. I would love to see the orange and white checkerboard at Vanderbilts stadium. Let’s do it! #GBO #VFL

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