ESPN's College GameDay Coming To Knoxville For Lady Vols/UConn Showdown

  • Tuesday, January 24, 2023
 The Tennessee women's basketball team (16-6, 8-0 SEC) will carry a nine-game winning streak into Thursday night's nationally-televised home match-up with No. 5 UConn (17-2, 10-0 BIG EAST).  To further amplify the highly-anticipated showdown at 8 p.m. ET, ESPN's College GameDay Covered by State Farm will broadcast live from Thompson-Boling Arena from 7 to 8 p.m.
Elle Duncan will host the show from The Summitt, alongside commentators Andraya Carter, Rebecca Lobo, Carolyn Peck and Holly Rowe.
Duncan also will report live for ESPN SportsCenter during the 6 to 7 p.m. window. Arena gates open to the public at 6 p.m. Below is helpful information for fans planning to attend the game.
  • Tickets are available at or by calling (865) 656-1200.
  • Tennessee Athletics has tickets available for as low as $10 (plus tax/fees).
  • Fans arriving early for ESPN College GameDay should sit in the seats they purchased for the game.
  • Prior to the game, UTPD / Gameday Traffic Control improve the traffic flow and decrease the time fans spend sitting in traffic. Here are some measures taken:
  • Southbound traffic (going towards the river) on Lake Loudoun Blvd will not be permitted to make a left hand turn onto Phillip Fulmer Way beginning 45 minutes prior to tip off.
  • Northbound traffic on Lake Loudoun Blvd will not be permitted to turn left onto Chamique Holdsclaw Drive beginning 45 minutes prior to tip off.
  • Northbound traffic (in the left hand lane) on Lake Loudoun Blvd will not be permitted to turn right onto Phillip Fulmer Way beginning 45 minutes prior to tip off.
  • All rideshare vehicles should enter from the North (via Volunteer) towards Chamique Holdsclaw.
  • After the game, UTPD / Gameday Traffic Control expedite the traffic off campus and allow guests to get home as quickly as possible. Please follow police instructions.
  • In addition, this orderly pattern also allows the buses to more freely travel back and forth to the Ag campus to return guests to their vehicles at that location.
  • For additional information about parking on campus during basketball games and other special events, please visit the Parking and Transit Services website.
  • Rideshare pickup and drop-off will be available at Chamique Holdsclaw (at Todd Helton or Pat Summitt).
  • Parking lots open at 4 p.m. on game day
  • Free parking is available on the UT Ag Campus.
    • CF (Across from Brehm and Food Science)
    • S65/66 (behind Veterinary Hospital)
  • Paid parking is available for $15 in campus lots near UT's athletics venues.
 Ag Campus Shuttle
  • Those parking on the UT Ag Campus can ride a free shuttle to the arena starting at 5:30 p.m.
    • Shuttle location on the Ag campus is River Dr near Brehm and across from the CF lot.
    • Shuttle location at the arena is by Arena Dining.
    • Return shuttles run until one-hour postgame.
  • For more information about gameday, go to, click on the Fans tab at the top of the page and go to Game Day Information and select Basketball (W) Gameday Info.
Arena Entry/Gates
  • Gates open to the public at 6 p.m.
  • All fans, regardless of age must have a ticket for admission to Thompson-Boling Arena.
  • There is no re-entry to the arena. In order to leave and re-enter, spectators must have an unused ticket or purchase another ticket.
  • All tickets will be electronically scanned to verify authenticity. Tickets will be scanned each time a patron enters the arena. Once a ticket has been scanned upon entry, it cannot be reused by another guest. Customers assume all risks for tickets purchased through a source other than the University of Tennessee Athletic Ticket Office.
  • West Gate - Student Entrance
  • Gate B* - General Spectator Entrance
  • Gate C - General Spectator Entrance, Player-Guest Entrance
  • Gate D* - General Spectator Entrance
  • Gate E - General Spectator Entrance
  • ADA Elevator Entrances are located off Phillip Fulmer Way, at the East and West ends of the building.
  • Game day ticket will call is located at Gates B and D along with the main ticket office off Phillip Fulmer Way.

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