Garth Brooks Stadium Tour Coming To University Of Tennessee In November
Country Music star Garth Brooks is playing a concert in the University of Tennessee Vols football’s home, part of his Garth Brooks Stadium Tour. The concert will take place on Saturday night, Nov. 16. The Vols, who started the season in disappointing fashion by losing to Georgia State in Neyland Stadium, do not have a game that date.
It will be the first concert at Neyland Stadium in 16 years and just the third in the venue’s nearly 100-year history. The football seating capacity is 102,455. It is set to begin at 7 p.m., and tickets are on sale Sept. 13 on this Ticketmaster webpage.
“Hosting Garth Brooks as the University of Tennessee celebrates its 225th anniversary is extra special,” said Chancellor Donde Plowman. “This is a tremendous event, not just for UT, but for Knoxville and the surrounding communities as well. We are excited to work with our community partners to host one of the best-selling musical artists of all time at the best stadium in the country.”
The University of Tennessee is hosting the concert with support from Visit Knoxville.
“Visit Knoxville is thrilled to partner with the University of Tennessee for this epic event,” Visit Knoxville President Kim Bumpas said. “Garth Brooks is one of the greatest performers of all-time, and Knoxville has hosted him from the beginning of his storied career. To bring him back to one of the most iconic college sports venues in the country is a huge win for Knoxville.”
Tailgating will be allowed and with the stadium one of the few in the country located on the water, it’s reasonable to assume the so-called “Volunteer Navy,” will be docked on the Tennessee River.
Brooks has played several football venues as part of his Garth Brooks Stadium Tour, including Ben Hill Griffin Stadium (aka, “The Swamp,” the University of Florida) Autzen Stadium (University of Oregon), and Notre Dame Stadium.