COVID-19 and Event Updates

Last updated April 3, 2020 at 10:20 am EDT

In conjunction with the statement of Chancellor Donde Plowman on March 11 concerning the University of Tennessee’s actions in regard to COVID-19, Thompson-Boling Arena will suspend all event activity from Saturday, March 14 through the end of the spring semester. 

As Chancellor Plowman stated, "this is to protect the well-being of those on our campus and to do our part to protect the health of our broader community and those who may be especially vulnerable to this virus."  In addition to this closure, individual events in upcoming months may be modifying and adjusting their schedule and we encourage you to check our website frequently.  We look forward to the time frame when we again can invite everyone back to our facility to enjoy our events and activities.

Events Currently Affected:
Smoky Mountain Winterfest, March 13-15 (canceled)

FIRST Robotics, March 25-28 (canceled) 

Science Fair, March 31 – April 2 (canceled)

Monster Jam, April 4-5 (canceled – all tickets will be automatically refunded, no need to do anything.)

OVO by Cirque du Soleil, April 15-19 (canceled – all tickets will be automatically refunded, no need to do anything.)

Foo Fighters, April 20: rescheduled date is October 9, 2020.  Your ticket will be honored for the rescheduled date.  For any further ticket inquiries, please contact Knoxville Tickets at 865-656-4444.

Lynyrd Skynyrd, May 1: rescheduled date is September 3, 2020.  Your ticket will be honored for the rescheduled date.  For any further ticket inquiries, please contact Knoxville Tickets at 865-656-4444.

University of Tennessee Spring Commencement (canceled)

Pellissippi State Community College Spring Commencement (canceled)

 

For more information on the University of Tennessee and COVID-19, click here.

 

***Beginning Monday, April 6, the Arena Management Office will only be staffed on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm EDT.  Contact information is listed below for management personnel in the event you needed to reach someone.  Please note, email is the best way to contact each person.

Name Office Number Email
Tim Reese 865-974-3673 treese@utk.edu
Brian Clark 865-974-8649 bclark4@utk.edu
Robbie Henry 865-974-0053 robbio@utk.edu
Elizabeth Morrow 865-974-0034 emorrow1@utk.edu
General Inquiries   tbarena@utk.edu
Athletic Tickets   volstix@utk.edu

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