Tennessee is planning to restrict seating to about 25% of Neyland Stadium’s capacity for home football games this fall, athletics director Phillip Fulmer said during a news conference on Tuesday in Nashville.
“We’re anticipating somewhere around the 25% mark,” Fulmer said. “We hope to be able to achieve that.”
Fulmer said that the team’s pregame Vol Walk, a popular tradition for fans, is unlikely to occur.
The SEC is allowing individual institutions, in conjunction with local and state officials, to determine stadium capacities.
Neyland Stadium’s official capacity is listed at 102,455. A crowd at 25% capacity would be 25,614.
Tennessee sold about 62,000 season tickets last year.
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