October 14th, 2023 Tennessee Volunteers vs. Texas A&M Aggies
The outcome was not what Aggies wanted but it was great to be hosts to the football team, the yell leaders, the out of town Aggies, and all the Association staff who helped put together and hold all of the events surrounding the football game. Thanks to everyone who helped put things together and thanks to all the Aggies for all the continued support.
The final score was Tennessee Volunteers 20 and Texas A&M 13.
The Club sold 100 shirts and once we collect the few outstanding payments remaining we will have raised $2,763.82 from t-shirt sales for Club activities, costs, and our scholarship.
Yell Practice and All Aggie HQ
Yell Practice had an estimated 500 people at the Knoxville Convention Center and was a huge success! There was a packet section of Carolina Ale House for the All Aggie HQ and also there was a raffle for some Aggie swag. One lucky Aggie won both of the prizes with two different raffle tickets.
Yell Practice Pics
All Aggie HQ Pic
Info Prior to Game Day
The Aggie Football team will be coming to Knoxville, TN on October 14, 2023 to play the Tennessee Volunteers at Neyland Stadium. The Association of Former Students has confirmed the Knoxville Convention Center room 200 ABC for the yell practice for Friday, October 13th at 10 to 10:30pm. Plan to be at Yell Practice by 9:30pm. Knoxville Convention Center room 200 ABC capacity is 450. On Saturday, October 14th the All-Aggie Tailgate Headquarters will be at the Carolina Ale House on Saturday approximately four hours before the game to approximately one hour before the game. Check the All-Aggie Headquarters website at https://www.aggienetwork.com/allaggietailgate/ for all the details and to register.
Due to state law for occupancy limits the All Aggie Headquarters registration is full and is now closed.
Tennessee has announced that they have sold out season tickets (see announcement) and that no single game tickets will be available for the Tennessee vs Texas A&M game on October 14th. That means Aggies will have to go to the resale market for single game tickets for the Oct 24th game. One suggestion for tickets is to go to ticketmaster.com and search for “Tennessee Volunteers vs Texas A&M Aggies football.” Please note that all Tennessee home game tickets are now 100% electronic so we recommend you download the Tennessee Athletics App on your phone’s App Store.
Did you know the October 14, 2023 game will only be the 5th time the Aggies and Volunteers have played? Here are the previous game scores with the series tied up 2 – 2:
19 December 2020: Tennessee 13 – Texas A&M 34
8 October 2016: Tennessee 38 – Texas A&M 45 (2 OT)
1 January 2005: Tennessee 38 – Texas A&M 7
28 December: 1957: Tennessee 3 – Texas A&M 0
Parking for Oct 13th Yell Practice
University of Tennessee Parking Services was contacted and they said anyone can park for free in the University’s 11th Street Garage Friday evening after 5pm Friday up until 3am Saturday. The location is here and is a short walk to/from the convention center. No overnight parking!! Be out by 3am. Also, don’t park in the area marked as parking for the University Police Department. That is labeled pretty well and is the entrance from 11th Street. Using either entrances from White Street or 12th Street will guarantee you are not in the Police Dept parking area.
Also, normal parking for the Knoxville Convention Center is in the Locust Street Garage.
If you are going to go eat or go to Market Square before Yell Practice then maybe 11th Street Parking Garage may not be the best for you. Here are other parking options if you don’t want 11th Street Parking garage.
- There are two hotels across the street that may let people park for a fee. Not sure if one has to be staying at the hotel but that is usually the case. One could call them ahead of time and see if parking is possible for a fee. The Tennessean hotel (865-232-1800) or the Marriott Knoxville Downtown (865-522-2800)
- Using Google maps: parking near knoxville convention center
- Using Google search: Search results
- Use Chatgpt: Go to ChatGPT and ask “Where are the best places to park near the Knoxville Convention Center, Knoxville, TN”
October 14th Texas A&M vs Tennessee Football Game t-shirt
The Club is using CC Creations of College Station, TX and their artist has developed a special officially licensed East Tennessee A&M Club commemorative game t-shirt for the Tennessee Volunteers vs. the Texas A&M Aggies game. The final shirt graphic is below. The shirts will be $30 per shirt for dues paying Club members and $40 for all others ($41.95 if paying with paypal to cover PayPal fee). Approximately 100 T-shirts of different sizes were ordered from CC Creations on September 14th. The design is below.
Prices: $30 for dues paying members, $40 for all others ($41.95 if paying with PayPal)
(Note: If not a dues paying member, the PayPal fees will be added to the $40 cost for total cost of $41.95)
The order has been placed for approximately 100 t-shirts of various sizes based on those who submitted a t-shirt reservation and for dues paying members Reservations for t-shirts is now closed. For those who did a reservation a payment invoice will be sent to you by the Club as soon as possible. Shirts were ordered September 14th and are expected to be delivered to the Club President in approximately in two weeks (September 28th). Only those who pay for a shirt will be guaranteed a t-shirt and all other shirts will be on a first come first served basis at Yell Practice Friday and at All Aggie Headquarters (Caroline Ale House) Saturday.
Currently, shirt pick up info is – shirts will be available for pick up and for purchase at the October 13th yell practice at Knoxville Convention Center and at the October 14th Carolina Ale House All Aggie Headquarters. Prior to that the Club President will be in contact with dues paying members and those who pay for their t-shirt reservation for possible delivery or pick up before Oct 13th (probably at Football game watch parties after shirts are received).