Where to Watch the Game on Saturday

By: Allison Hunt
By: Allison Hunt

Knoxville (WVLT) - If you're not heading down to Neyland Stadium on Saturday, don't plan on getting it on your TV unless you pay for it. So what can you do to watch the Vols?

Volunteer TV's Allison Hunt checked out some local spots that will have the game for you!

If you're making any last minute plans for the Tennessee game on Saturday, one of the main things you're looking for is a TV, right? We stopped by a couple of places that will make you feel like you're right on the sidelines.

It's finally time to watch the Vols. If you have tickets, you've probably scored the best seat, but the next best place would be at home. That's if you're willing to pay about $30 for Pay-Per-View. So then what?

"If you don't have a ticket for the game, the next best thing is to go to a restaurant on the Strip," said Kenon Brown of Buffalo Wild Wings.

And Buffalo Wild Wings say they're one of the best with 20 TVs and outside seating.

"They've got games on all the TVs, little ones and the big ones, and fans just go nuts! The rowdier the better!" UT fan Christopher Kozel said.

UT fans like Christopher Kozel say it's the second best place to Neyland Stadium!

"It's nothing but orange, nothing but Vol fans in here. It gets rowdy, you can barely hear yourself think," Kozel said.

While the Strip is popular, dodging traffic is not. So you could head out west to Ray's. The hot spot formerly known as Kingston Alley has brought in some new heavy equipment.

"We have 40 TVs total, including two we move out onto the patio, big screens, new high definition plasma screens and a brand new 110 inch high definition projection screen," said Lindsay Tisdale of Ray's.

Managers say anywhere is prime seating, and fans say it's nothing but orange.

"It's crazy in here, it's so full of energy, and it's just UT country in here," fan Tonda Moore said.

But if you're looking for a new place to cheer on the big orange and take the family, you may want to check out Wild Wings Cafe.

"Bring your kids, we're a family restaurant first and then we're a bar," said Craig Williams, manager of Wild Wings Cafe.

And they've certainly got more than enough screens to catch the game.

"26 high definition plasma TV's, two projectors, high definition, and we have other TVs that aren't HD that are just around the patio," Williams said.

But no matter where you decide to watch the game...

"Get here early and wear your orange!" Tisdale said.

That's a very important piece of advice. Places will fill up fast, and they have had to turn people away.

Everyone we talked to said if you want a seat you should get there about four hours early, but if you don' t mind standing, about an hour would be ok.

As always you can watch the replay of the game Sundays from 7 to 9 on My VLT Two.


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