COVID-19 and Event Updates

Last updated April 14, 2021 at 11:00 AM EDT.

The health and safety of our campus community is our number one concern.  Relying on the expertise of public health authorities, the state of Tennessee, appropriate university and governmental agencies including the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), we are implementing a number of new initiatives on event days this year.  The well-being of our student-athletes, fans, and staff are our top priorities and guide our decisions.  Exposure to COVID-19 is an inherent risk in any public location where people are present; we cannot guarantee you will not be exposed during your visit.


Concerts & Special Events:

Chris Stapleton, September 23, 2021: rescheduled date is December 5, 2021.  Your ticket will be honored for the rescheduled date.  For any further ticket inquiries, please contact Knoxville Tickets at 865-656-4444.

Elton John, June 6, 2020: rescheduled date is April 8, 2022.  Your ticket will be honored for the rescheduled date.  For any further ticket inquiries, please contact Knoxville Tickets at 865-656-4444. 


Know Before You Go:

Prior to arriving on campus, we encourage all fans to check their temperature and do a health self-screening. Fans who have a temperature above 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit or those who are in the most vulnerable populations for complications from COVID-19 are asked to stay home and isolate.  

Face coverings (over the nose and mouth) will be required for all fans and gameday staff and must remain in place at all times unless actively eating or drinking.

Physical distancing measures have been put in place, including physically distanced line queues, marked barriers and social distancing reminders.

A significant number of hand washing opportunities, including hand-sanitizer stations, have been added inside Thompson-Boling Arena.

Additional cleaning and sanitization measures have been implemented. This includes high touch-point areas being cleaned more frequently.

Tennessee Athletics has transitioned to mobile tickets for all ticket options. Fans are strongly encouraged to download their tickets on their phone prior to arrival.

Capacity will be limited in all merchandise shops. Merchandise stands will only be accepting credit cards for payment. Cash will not be accepted. 


Tennessee Athletics:

For up-to-date information regarding Tennessee Men's and Women's Basketball, please visit as dates may change due to pandemic-related postponements.  Gameday event information can be found here.


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

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