Need to know: Tennessee homecoming game against Charlotte
Knoxville — The University of Tennessee will welcome fans, visitors, and especially alumni to campus for homecoming this weekend.
The Vols take on Charlotte at 4 p.m. in Neyland Stadium on Saturday, Nov. 3. This will be the first meeting between the two schools. Charlotte's program is pretty new--- they've only been in existence for six years. The 49ers play in Conference USA.
There are still tickets available for the Homecoming game, which will feature special activities like the alumni of the Pride of the Southland Marching Band marching with the current members, and a pre-game visit from a Tennessee Walking Horse.
There are also a number of Homecoming activities in the week before the game. You can get a full list here.
Volunteer Village offers pregame festivities for fans of all ages. Located in the Humanities Plaza, Volunteer Village features pregame appearances from Smokey, Junior Smokey, cheerleaders and UT’s dance team.
The Vol Walk will start at 1:45 p.m. (2 hours and 15 minutes before kickoff) at Torchbearer Plaza on Volunteer Boulevard as the members of the football team proceed down Peyton Manning Pass to the stadium.
The Pride of the Southland Band will begin marching shortly after. The band marches up Volunteer Boulevard past Peyton Manning Pass and crosses the new Pedestrian Bridge before turning onto Middle Drive and then onto Phillip Fulmer Way, stopping to "Salute the Hill" before marching into the stadium through Gate 21.
The Vol Network's Kickoff Call-In Show, hosted by Bob Kesling and Tim Priest, begins 90 minutes before kickoff and airs on the Vol Radio Network. You can watch the broadcast live from the Gate 21 Plaza at the northwest corner of Phillip Fulmer Way and Andy Holt Boulevard, or participate by called 1 (800) 688-8657.
UT implemented a bag policy a couple of seasons ago that fans should be prepared for.
Only one clear plastic bag, no larger than 12 inches by 6 inches by 12 inches, or a one-gallon clear resealable plastic storage bag will be allowed. Fans can also carry a small clutch purse, not larger than 4.5 inches by 6.5 inches. Those bags are still subject to search at the gates, but UT hopes this will make getting into the stadium a little quicker.
Smoking is now prohibited at UT, including within private vehicles parked or operated on university property. The prohibition extends to any lighted tobacco, electronic cigarettes, or other vape devices.
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