The University of Tennessee Athletics Department announced today that men’s basketball season tickets have sold out for the 2007-08 season, a first in Tennessee history.
“I still can’t believe it,” head coach Bruce Pearl said. “We were already so excited to get this season started, now to know we could open the season to a sell out crowd is just amazing.”
Single-game tickets for matchups against Kentucky, Florida and Ohio State have also sold out. A very limited number of tickets remain for other conference and non-conference games.
“Our basketball program continues to set records both on and off the court,” athletics director Mike Hamilton said. “With the sale of 16,000 season tickets already, the electricity in the building will be incredible.”
The 16,000 season tickets sold easily breaks the previous record of 13,929 set in 1987, the first season Thompson-Boling Arena was open.
The Vols will play exhibition games against California University of Pennsylvania Friday, Nov. 2, and Lincoln Memorial on Monday, Nov. 5, before officially tipping-off the season Nov. 9 when Temple visits Thompson-Boling Arena.
To check the availability of tickets remaining this season, visit www.utsports.com or call the Thompson-Boling Arena ticket office at 865-332-VOLS (8657).
Story Courtesy: UT Sports Information & Public Relations