The first UT football game is coming up quick, and everyone in Knoxville is counting down the days.  If you haven’t visited Neyland Stadium before, or maybe need a refresher, we’ve got some quick tips on our Game Day page.  Game Day can be overwhelming, so many questions and logistics! Where should I park?  Are there shuttles?  Can I bring my purse in the stadium?  We’ve got answers to these questions so keep reading!

Schedule & Tickets

Our Game Day page has all the home and away games listed.  The start time of the game is often not provided until a week before the game, so keep checking back for updates.  There’s a link to buy tickets too!


This can really be a major stressor when you’re just trying to get to the game.  We’ve got a great map on the site – just look for the big blue “P” and find a spot.  Don’t park in the shaded orange areas and you’ll be good to go.  Here’s a sampling of price breakdown:

  • Closest to campus – Poplar St lot – $40
  • Downtown garages – $20 – Main Ave, Dwight Kessel, City County Bldg, and Locust St
  • Downtown – Civic Coliseum Garage & Blackstock Lot – $10
  • Free garages – State Street & Market Square

Bag Policy

Can you bring that bag or not?  UT requires clear bags only in Neyland Stadium for safety and can’t be larger than 12”x 6” x 12”.  Our page provides images of what you can and can’t bring into the stadium.

KAT Bus transportation

Knoxville Area Transit (KAT) Shuttle

There are several KAT shuttles that will get you to the game with ease, and they’re only $4!  Our site lists all the stops whether you’re coming from East, South, North, West*, or Northwest.  All routes will take you to the downtown Knoxville Station.  From there, simply go to platform “O” to board Route 11-Kingston Pike which departs every 30 minutes.  Get off at UT: Cumberland/James Agee Street. 

*UT: Cumberland/James Agee is the stop before Knoxville Station on the West Route, so hop off here and you’re where you need to be!

If you’re visiting from out of town, Gentry School Bus Lines also has shuttles to most of Knoxville’s hotels.  The price is $20 per person round trip.  Check out our link to see if your hotel is on their route and leave your car at the hotel and fugheddaboutit!


How to Tailgate

There are many ways to tailgate, but here’s three options:

  • If you’re setting up shop yourself, you’ll want to get down to the areas on UT’s campus six or seven hours before kickoff for a good spot.
  • Head to Tailgate Tennessee if you don’t want the hassle.  They have different package options to help make a fun game day experience.
  • Have you heard of the Vol Navy?  Sailing + Tailgating = Sailgating!  If you’ve got a boat {or a friend with a boat}, you can join the fun at Volunteer Landing.  Some come as early as the Tuesday before the game to get a spot – it’s wild!

Gameday - UT Fans

Game Day Garb

Did you come into town and accidentally leave your orange gear at home!?  Don’t panic, there are several retailers that sell all things Vol.  From cute game day dresses to jerseys and basic tees, you will have no problem getting into football spirit, here are just three options:

Hopefully this guide has helped you feel more prepared to grab your clear bag, hop on a shuttle, and get ready to shout “Good Ol’ Rocky Top” til your lungs give out!