The Tennessee football program has nearly sold out its season ticket allotment for 2023. Vols fans have come out in droves to support Josh Heupel’s bunch following an 11-win campaign last year.
The UT social media team detailed the incredible ticket sales numbers on social media this week, noting that there aren’t many left for fans to get their hands on.
The Volunteers went 11-2 last year with impressive wins over Alabama, Clemson, and SEC West champ LSU. It was the best season in Knoxville in over two decades, which has many around the program believing they’ve returned to late 1990s form.
Fans no longer have to reminisce about Peyton Manning, Phillip Fulmer, and Jamal Lewis. No more Tee Martin, Peerless Price, and a ’98 national championship.
The future is now and the Vols are BACK baby! (Unless you ask a Georgia or South Carolina fan).
Tennessee’s football ticket sales numbers back that theory up. According to the school’s recent press release, only 300 season ticket packages remain available as excitement has reached an all-time high.
2023 season tickets are MOVING 🔥
Over 70k already gone, less than 300 remain. Neyland Stadium will be rocking this fall!
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— Tennessee Football (@Vol_Football) April 11, 2023
The university states that more than 70K season tickets have been sold, with a 96% renewal rate. That’s nearly 10,000 more than the athletic department’s target goal.
With both anticipation and expectations soaring, many are sticking to the claim that the program has finally returned to prominence. Here’s what fans said on social media in response to seeing those insane numbers at the box office.
One person wrote, “Like it use to be in the 90’s. If they get it rolling, it will be a party by the river.” Another said, “VOLMANIA IS RUNNING WILD!”
Of course, there were a few haters, particularly those from the Alabama faithful. This person commented, “That’s nice. Bama’s season tickets list has a waiting list that is not putting any more names on it.”
Still, the overwhelming response from those in the comments section?
Vols are back, baby!
— Mr. Vol (@MrVol74) April 11, 2023
The Tennessee football team will look to improve upon its 11-win season, though they’ll have to do it without leading passer Hendon Hooker and receiver Jalin Hyatt. Still, they appear to be the team closest to challenging Georgia in the SEC East.
We’ll see if the Vols can deliver. If not, there will be a lot of disappointed fans in orange come season’s end.