Almost 25,000 tickets remain available for Saturday's football game between Vanderbilt and Tennessee at Nashville's downtown Coliseum, according to officials in the Vanderbilt athletic department. With sales lagging, Commodore athletic officials are taking several steps to help promote the 96th meeting between the two intrastate rivals.
Tickets for the game, priced at $40 (upper level), $50 (lower level), and $75 (club level), are available through Vanderbilt's athletic department, or through TicketMaster locations throughout the state of Tennessee. Fans can contact the athletic department for tickets at (615) 322-GOLD, 1-877-44-VANDY, or online at www.vucommodores.com .
Vanderbilt's athletic department will partner with Comcast and a broad network of Tennessee radio and television stations this week to help promote ticket sales, Vanderbilt Director of Marketing Owen Shull said.
"We are working with media outlets across the state so fans realize that good seats still remain," said Shull. "We expect an active week of ticket sales as we think this game sets up to be one of the most competitive in several years. Two years ago in the Coliseum, this game created a special atmosphere that was enjoyed and appreciated by the players and fans alike."
In 2000, Vanderbilt dropped a 28-26 thriller before a capacity crowd in the Nashville Coliseum.
Both the Commodores and Volunteers are coming off Southeastern Conference games on the road. Vanderbilt (2-9) lost a 41-21 decision last Saturday to the Kentucky Wildcats in Lexington. Tennessee (6-4) defeated Mississippi State Saturday, 35-17.