Attendance update: About 90,000 tickets sold for South Carolina game

Neyland Stadium (photo by Michael Patrick, News Sentinel)

KNOXVILLE, Tennessee — The Vols had sold (or allocated to students or groups) about 90,000 tickets for Saturday’s game against No. 11 South Carolina as of Thursday afternoon.

Neyland Stadium has a capacity of 102,455.

Senior associate athletics director Chris Fuller said the early kickoff (the game starts at noon) and the fact that students are on fall break has contributed to the slower pace of sales.

South Carolina sold about 5,000 seats from its allotment, he said.

UT sold about 3,000 seats to students at area colleges — like Pellissippi State Community College — for $10 to help make up for the absence of UT students this week.