Info for Gameday Visitors to Knoxville


All Vols and Nothing but Vols
Oct 21, 2019
To all visitors coming to Knoxville for the first time or returning, here is a quick reference for some of the things to do and where to stay. This info has been compiled from members' posts here at VolNation.

(There are more hotels in Knoxville and it's surrounding areas but these are a good place to start.)
Four Points Sheraton/Cumberland House - White Ave
Hilton Downtown - W. Church Ave
Hampton Inn - W. Main St
Holiday Inn @ Conv. Center - Henley St

-->More Hotels

* If you want to stay downtown, most everywhere requires two night minimum booking.
* Turkey Creek area offers shuttle service to and from the game.

Tailgaiting and Restaurants:
Fraternity row
The Old City
Calhouns down on the river
The Roaming Gnome on The Strip ($1 drinks from 9-10)
Cool beans and Hannahs
The Copper Cellar
The Sunspot (on Cumberland)
Old College Inn
Long Branch Saloon (on campus)
Ye Olde Steak House (on Chapman hwy)
The Tin Roof (or whatever the old o'charley's is going to be)
Toddy's Backdoor is a UT landmark... 3 miles west of campus on Kingston Pike(cumberland)
Half Barrel (Solid drink specials from 4 to 10 everyday. 2.50 wells, dollar off premiums, dollar off all beers, and a special 2 dollar pint of the day plus the best 25 cent wings you can imagine)

--->It's Tailgate Time In Tennessee (Tailgating Service)
--->More Eating and Drinking

Traditions to check out and general advice:
Vol Navy next to the stadium
The VolWalk a couple hours before the game
Parade of the UT Band into the stadium
Running through the "T" before kickoff

* Get out early Friday night if you want a table anywhere.
* If you plan to tailgate stake your area out early as well.You are much better off and will have more fun if you just find an established tailgate to party with.
* Check out the river area before the game!

---> 2010 Update about Vol Walk and Neyland Stadium(News Article)

You can read up more and post questions here on existing threads:
-->Thread 1
-->Thread 2
-->Thread 3

-->Campus Map(pdf)
-->Downtown/Old City Map
-->City offering free parking downtown on game days(News Article)
-->UT Football Shuttle(pdf)

-->Virtual Neyland

Ticket Questions
-->Forum-Tennessee Vols Tickets

More General Information:
-->Welcome to Game Day at Neyland Stadium
This is a link to the official UT Athletics site, lots of info here.

Hopefully this is helpful for those coming to Knoxville, enjoy your visit and remember...

This is the most inclusive info available online. I so appreciate this and refer it to all our customers that Neyland from out of town!


Well-Known Member
Feb 4, 2016
Hey guys, the wife and I are going tomorrow, didn’t know where else to post this other than possibly here. She is a breastfeeding Mom and has to pump periodically. She needs to know if she can bring a small cooler of some sort to put her milk in. I told her I doubted that she could but I figured this would be the next best place to ask. I tried calling the stadium and everything and they are closed with the holiday and all. Any info would be greatly appreciated

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