KNOXVILLE -- When Vols fans attend Neyland Stadium for the home opener against Georgia State on Saturday (Sept. 8), they will notice several concession changes, including new menu items and reduced prices on selected items. These changes were inspired by fan feedback received during the 2011 season.
“The most prevalent suggestions from fans following last season were improved concession choices and reduced prices,” said Vice Chancellor and Director of Athletics Dave Hart.
“This offseason, we reviewed the menu and made changes that offer greater value to fans purchasing food and beverages at Neyland Stadium.”
The prices of a 24-ounce soda and 20-ounce bottled water have each been lowered by one dollar, to $3 each, and Domino’s Pizza will be sold for $7 ($1.50 less than last season). New this season is a 44-ounce soda, available for $5. Additionally, a 32-ounce souvenir cup that can be refilled at the stadium all season long will be available to fans. The first purchase is $7, with a free first refill and $3 subsequent refills.
Fans can also try several new concessions items, including:
· The Clucker: Fried chicken, country pickles and coleslaw on a country roll with a side of fried taters.
· The Caboose: Angus single burger patty topped with cheese, bacon, pulled pork, jalapenos, onions and Smokey's sauce. Served with a side of fried taters.
· Pulled Pork Topped Hot Dog: Hebrew National hot dog with barbecue smoked pulled pork, coleslaw and pickled onions.
· Hickory Pulled Pork Nachos: House-fried tortillas stuffed with barbecue smoked pulled pork, scallions, pintos, pico de gallo, jalapenos, pepper jack cheese, sour cream and Old City Magic spice.
Additionally, as part of a new look for most of the concession stands in Neyland Stadium, all of the menu boards have been replaced for customer convenience and ease of ordering.
For more information about improvements at Neyland Stadium, please visit http://www.utsports.com/sports/m-footbl/spec-rel/2012-gameday-improvements.html.
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