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About 96,000 tickets sold for Tennessee-Vanderbilt game at Neyland Stadium

Neyland Stadium two weeks ago against Auburn (photo by Evan Woodbery)

KNOXVILLE, Tennessee — About 6,000 tickets remain for Tennessee’s game against Vanderbilt on Saturday, UT said on Thursday.

UT has sold about 96,000 tickets, including tickets claimed by students. The capacity of Neyland Stadium is 102,455.

The Vols (4-6, 1-5 SEC) play Vandy (6-4, 3-4) on Saturday (TV: ESPN2, 7 p.m.) in the final home game of the regular season.

UT has essentially sold out of the discounted flex tickets in the upper end zones, according to a check of the UT ticket website. The face-value price for game tickets is $55.

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.

Fans snapping up $20 flex tickets; more than 90,000 sold for Austin Peay opener

Butch Jones

Butch Jones demonstrates a point during a special teams drill on Aug. 28, 2013 at Haslam Field in Knoxville. (Photo by Evan Woodbery)

KNOXVILLE, Tennessee — Dynamically priced tickets — which can fluctuate throughout the season based on market demand — have helped drive the Vols over 90,000 tickets sold for Saturday’s opener against Austin Peay.

The Vols have sold about 5,800 of the 6,700 south end zone seats allotted for flex pricing, senior associate athletic director Chris Fuller said. Some of the sales have been to groups.

The tickets, which are limited to the highest rows of the upper deck, are priced at $20 each for this game. Other games are priced considerably higher, but the cost could fluctuate over the coming weeks.

Fuller said the Vols have sold about 58,000 season tickets, down from 59,700 a year ago.

The Vols drew an announced crowd of 87,821 in last year’s home opener against Georgia State. Fuller said just over 90,000 have been sold so far for the Austin Peay game, which is Butch Jones’ first as UT head coach.

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Butch Jones in new video: ‘They saw adversity. I saw tradition.’

KNOXVILLE, Tennessee — Butch Jones doesn’t directly mention ticket sales in a new video advertisement posted on Monday, but the challenge to fans is implicit.

Fans delivered when Jones called for a big crowd at his first spring game. But in a challenging national ticket environment, filling the 102,000-seat Neyland Stadium may prove challenging.

In the video, Jones walks toward the camera amid a blue fog of some sort.

“They said this job isn’t what it used to be.”

“They saw adversity. I saw tradition.”

“They saw weakness. I saw promise.”

“They said we need to put this program back on top. I said (chuckle), ‘When can I start?'”