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Tennessee confirms Neyland Stadium will operate at 100 percent capacity this fall

NCAA Football: Georgia at Tennessee Randy Sartin-USA TODAY Sports

It’s official. Neyland Stadium will be back to normal this fall as Tennessee kicks off the Josh Heupel era. The University of Tennessee announced that Neyland Stadium would go back to operating a full capacity this fall, as the world continues to come out of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Tennessee restricted capacity to around 25 percent last season for a ten game, SEC-only schedule. Now with a full slate of games returning for 2021, Neyland Stadium will be back to normal once again.

“I know our fans are eager to experience the rich pageantry of Tennessee football gamedays again, and they’re going to have an exciting brand of football to rally around,” Danny White said. “This will be my first football season at Tennessee, and after witnessing the power of Vol Nation during our recent baseball postseason run, I cannot wait to see the impact of our fans giving their all in a packed Neyland Stadium.”

The University has since lifted capacity restrictions at Lindsey Nelson Stadium, creating an electric environment for the opening regional round of the NCAA Baseball Tournament.

Tennessee will open football season on Thursday night, September 2nd against Bowling Green. Home games against Pitt, Tennessee Tech, South Carolina, Ole Miss, Georgia, South Alabama and Vanderbilt complete the home schedule for the Volunteers.

“We can’t wait to experience the Vol Walk, running through the ‘T’ and everything that makes Neyland Stadium special,” Heupel said. “I get goosebumps just thinking about what it will be like that Thursday night. The passion of Vol Nation is unmatched, and we are grateful for their support.”