The Tennessee-Virginia game has broken a Nissan Stadium attendance record, according to a UT spokesperson during the third quarter of the game.
Saturday’s announced attendance of 69,507 is the largest attendance in Nissan Stadium history. The record tops the previous attendance record which was held by the Tennessee-Purdue Music City Bowl contest in 2021 with an announced attendance of 69,489.
— Bill Martin (@Bill_Martin) September 2, 2023
While both teams do wear the color orange, the stadium is overwhelmingly filled with Tennessee fans who were eager to see the Vols’ first game of the season.
The crowd of more than 69,000 has seen five touchdowns from the Volunteers and one touchdown from the Cavaliers through the first three quarters of the game. Running back Dylan Sampson has a total of three touchdowns while Joe Milton has two rushing touchdowns. Virginia running back Perris Jones has the Cavs’ lone touchdown through the first three quarters.
No. 12 Tennessee currently leads Virginia 35-10 through the first three quarters of the game.