Neyland Stadium checkered, much like the end zones. CheckerNeyland.com photo
KNOXVILLE (News Sentinel) -
The “Checker Neyland” movement has gained significant momentum with Vols fans this week all over social media. The website, checkerneyland.com, had been shared nearly 10,000 times on Twitter as of Tuesday afternoon.
The effort also received a huge endorsement from University of Tennessee football coach Butch Jones on Twitter. Jones wrote Sunday, “#VolNation you asked for it, now make it a reality!!”
Checker Neyland calls on ticket holders for the Oct. 4 game against Florida to dress in either solid white or orange, depending on where they sit, to create a checkered orange-and-white pattern in the stands.
The idea for Checker Neyland came from an image posted to Twitter by Spencer Barnett on Sept. 15. of a packed Neyland Stadium checkered in white and orange. Barnett's idea was born of a similar attempt made eight years ago at Thompson-Boling Arena.