Hurricane Florence has forced the evacuation of much of North and South Carolina. With evacuees headed east, the University of Tennessee has decided to offer free tickets to those who end up in Knoxville.
Here’s the full release.
Residents of North Carolina and South Carolina counties under evacuation orders may claim tickets for themselves and their immediate families beginning at 8:30 a.m. ET on Saturday, Sept. 15, at the marked tent centrally located inside of Toyota Volunteer Village near the DJ. Toyota Volunteer Village is located in Humanities Plaza on Volunteer Boulevard across from the Torchbearer Statue. Additional signage will be in place to help direct fans unfamiliar with campus. Tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis while supplies last. A valid, state-issued ID for North Carolina or South Carolina is required to receive a complimentary ticket. Ticket distribution will close at noon.
Chick-fil-A Knoxville, proud sponsor of Tennessee Football, also is donating 500 Chick-fil-A Chicken Biscuits for evacuees, which will be provided at the ticket-claim tent while supplies last.
Tennessee and UTEP will kickoff at Neyland Stadium at noon eastern on Saturday.
Florence has already caused cancellations all across the Carolinas. N.C. State—West Virginia, North Carolina—UCF and Virginia Tech—ECU are just a few of the games that have been cancelled so far.
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