Dear students, faculty, and staff,
I am excited to share that the Vols will open the 2021 football season on Thursday, September 2, with a nationally televised home game against Bowling Green State University. The game will kick off at 8 p.m. and will be broadcast on the SEC Network.
This will be a tremendous opportunity to showcase our university on a national stage and a fitting start to the centennial anniversary of Neyland Stadium, which opened in 1921. This is just the second time since 1938 that the Vols have played on a Thursday—the other one was in 2016.
We will be holding classes that day, and parking lots will open for fans at 3 p.m. In the coming months, we will share additional details, including alternative parking options for faculty and commuter students who need to be on campus after 3 p.m.
Thank you, and go Vols!