Spring game to give fans free viewing
Posted: Thursday, April 11, 2013 7:00 pm
KNOXVILLE — The annual Tennessee spring football game, the DISH Orange and White Game, will be played at Neyland Stadium on April 20 and will feature free admission for all fans as part of the Fan Appreciation Day initiative from UT Athletics.
Kickoff is slated for 2:05 p.m.
In addition to free admission, Fan Appreciation Day will feature an autograph signing with head coach Butch Jones, assistant coaches and Vol players on the field at Neyland Stadium.
The signing will be held on the field at Neyland Stadium from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. The waiting line for the fans will begin forming at 7 a.m. at Gate 7, and the gate will open at 11 a.m.
During the autograph session, the team will be divided by position with the respective coordinators and assistant coaches accompanying the student-athletes.
Jones will be located in the North end zone of Neyland Stadium. Fans will be allowed one item for autograph per player or coach.
The Tennessee cheer and dance teams along with Smokey will available for photos and autographs.
Fans attending the game but not wishing to attend Fan Day can enter the stadium beginning at 12:30 p.m.
The Official Team Shop will have a tent located on the East sideline at the 50-yard line and will be selling “Rise To The Top” adidas T-shirts featuring Jones.
The Team Shop is the exclusive retailer of the adidas shirt.
Parking will also be free for fans attending the game.
The Vol Network will carry the radio broadcast statewide on many Vol Network stations.
The game will air live on ESPN3 at 2 p.m., with a re-broadcast on ESPNU at a time and day to be announced.
Published in The Messenger 4.11.13