Lady Vols vs. UConn

January 21, 2021

Game time and broadcast info is still TBD.

Important Gameday Information:

• 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.

Health and safety protocols related to the COVID-19 pandemic call for several adjustments to the Tennessee basketball gameday experience.

In adherence with the guidelines provided by the Southeastern Conference a number of gameday changes will be in place:
• Courtside seating on the playing surface seating shall be prohibited.
• A buffer zone has been established, which includes the elimination of the first four rows of seating in the lower-level of Thompson-Boling Arena.
With the buffer zone in place, fans will not be permitted to use arena floor level entrances, tunnels, restrooms or other common areas located on the arena floor.
• Public health challenges have made some of our traditions difficult to execute at this time. The Pride of the Southland Pep Band will not be present at games.
• The floor level will NOT be accessible to fans. All fans must enter on the concourse level.
• The Courtside Club in the Ray Mears Room will be closed.

The university will continue to evaluate these guidelines, and they are subject to change if recommended safety measures are not followed. The university thanks fans in advance for adhering to these necessary gameday adjustments and helping to promote the health and safety of the campus community.

Entering Thompson-Boling Arena:

General Information:
• Fans will be required to enter at the assigned gate listed on their mobile ticket.
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 reminders will be placed throughout gate lines and entry points to allow for physical distancing.
• If you must bring a bag to the arena, it must adhere to the Clear Bag Policy. All bags and items will be searched. To avoid any additional touch points, fans are strongly encouraged not to bring bags unless necessary.

Premium Operations:
• Digital tickets to premium areas may be scanned to enter any gate.
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.
• Facial coverings and appropriate PPE will be worn by all catering, security and hospitality staff.
• The University of Tennessee has installed hand-sanitizing stations throughout all common areas.
• Seating will be arranged to comply with current physical distancing guidelines. Guests are asked to not move the seating.
• Elevators will be managed to appropriately promote physical distancing.
• Suite-to-suite visits will not be permitted. Suite and loge patrons must remain in their ticketed areas throughout the game.
• Suite attendants will only enter at the request of guests.

Parking Information:

At this time, Thompson-Boling Arena is scheduled for close to 18 percent capacity, so the parking lots surrounding the arena are reserved for basketball parking permit holders who have previously requested and paid for parking permits will receive their passes before the season. Not all previously used basketball parking areas will be initially used this season, but ALL parking areas will be monitored and usage may change throughout the season.

COVID Parking Changes for 2020-21
• Only fans with tickets may park on campus on gamedays
• All basketball permit parking located close to Thompson-Boling Arena
• Two public paid lots on campus
• NO basketball parking on Ag Campus
• NO basketball shuttles - T Bus & KAT Bus