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Getting Around UT special edition Oct 19th-21st

2018 Getting Around UT October 19-21 edition

The University of Tennessee will be busy the weekend of October 19-21.

Friday October 19th

Rocky Top Tip-Off @ Thompson-Boling Arena 6:00 pm-8:30 pm 


Saturday October 20th

SEC Nation @ Ayres Lawn on the Hill 10:00 am – noon (area opens at 6:00 am)

UT Baseball vs Alabama scrimmage @ Lindsey Nelson Field 10:30-1:30 pm (weather permitting)

UT Football vs Alabama @ Neyland Stadium Kickoff 3:39 pm

SEC Nation broadcasting from Ayres Lawn on the Hill Oct 20th

The SEC Network’s SEC Nation will return to campus and broadcast live from 10 am to noon Saturday October 20th at Ayres Hall. We wanted to remind you of the significant impact these events have on the Hill.

Starting Thursday Oct 18th at 8 am the trucks will start loading in, building stages, running cables, etc.  Please note that the pedestrian pathways around Ayres Lawn will be affected Thursday–Friday.

Thursday October 18th:

***Access to Circle Drive from Cumberland Ave will be limited to accessible/handicapped parking access, quick drop-offs/deliveries, and production traffic only beginning Thursday morning.

***Parking on The Hill next to Ayres Hall lawn will be closed Thursday-Friday. Temporary handicapped parking will be located on Circle Dr near Dabney-Buehler and in the lots beside and behind Perkins Hall accessed from Middle Dr and Lower Dr respectively.

***The T bus system will continue to operate along Circle Drive

Friday October 19th:

Live broadcasting feeds from occur from 11 am – 7 pm. Sportscenter will have live feeds from 11am – 1 pm and then the Paul Finebaum Show will also have live feeds in the afternoon. There may be additional foot traffic on the hill on Friday afternoon.

Saturday October 20th:

SEC Nation Live Show 10 am – 12 pm. Expect crowds to arrive early in the morning on Saturday.

Classes will be operating as normal and we advise people needing to get to the Hill – please allow additional travel time. As mentioned above, the T bus system will operate as normal.

Sept 22 Ag Day – where to park


Ag Day webpage

Time: 2:30 – 5:30 pm

Event location: Brehm Animal Science Building

Handicapped Ag Day parking: LIMITED number of spaces behind Brehm Animal Science and a few located in front of Food Science

Ag Day Parking Map – Select lots near Morgan Hall on the Ag Hill will have signage



Football Donor Parking – The remainder of the parking on the Ag campus are designated for football permit parking will be held for those permit holders



Utility work temporarily closes Lower Dr Sept 24 – Oct 3

Engineering Services Complex (ESC) utility work will close Lower Drive from Monday September 24th and scheduled completion for this segment is Wednesday October 3rd.

View map here

What does this mean:
1. Lower Drive is closed from Middle Drive to Estabrook Road

2. Tee Martin Drive will remain open

3. The access gate on Middle Way Drive will be open to allow for traffic mobility

Where can you park…
Staff 7 across from the Basler Boathouse has had 20-30 empty spaces almost every day

Segment of Estabrook Rd temp closed 9/18-Tickle bridge to Dougherty

Facilities Services needs to install a crane Tuesday September 18th at 7 am behind Dougherty resulting in a segment of Estabrook Drive being temporarily closed.

The road closure will impact on-street parking around the back of the Hill. Please look for signage for specific details.

What does this mean:
1. Estabrook Road closed from Tickle pedestrian bridge to Dougherty

2. Tee Martin Drive will remain open

3. Traffic on Lower Drive will temporarily flow in the opposite direction back up the hill and turn right onto Middle Drive

4. The access gate on Middle Way Drive will be open to allow for traffic mobility.

Staff 7 permit holders may park in any other S7 lot

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