Tennessee basketball announced that it sold out its allotment of season tickets for the 2023-24 men’s basketball season on Wednesday afternoon.
Tennessee sold an allotment totaling 14,500 season tickets for this season, marking the seventh straight full capacity season that the Vols sold an allotment of at least 13,000 season tickets.
A season ago, Tennessee averaged an attendance of 18,781 at Thompson-Boling Arena— the fifth highest mark nationally. The Vols posted a 14-2 record at home a season ago, losing against Kentucky and again at the buzzer against Missouri. In the last two seasons, Tennessee boasts a 30-2 record at home.
Excitement is high for Rick Barnes’ ninth Tennessee team and for good reason. The Vols return seven key contributors from last season’s Sweet 16 team and added transfers Jordan Gainey from USC Upstate and Dalton Knecht from Northern Colorado.
Tennessee ranks ninth nationally in the preseason AP Poll and the conference’s media picked the Vols to win the SEC this season.
The Vols impressed in their two preseason exhibition games, most notably in their 89-88 victory against No. 4 Michigan State in the Breslin Center on Sunday afternoon. With Preseason All-SEC backcourt duo Zakai Zeigler and Santiago Vescovi sidelined, Gainey and Knecht combined for 48 points in the victory.
Tennessee officially opens its 2023-24 season on Nov. 6 when it hosts Tennessee Tech at Thompson-Boling Arena at Food City Center.