UT offering free football tickets to hurricane evacuees

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On Wednesday, Tennessee director of athletics Phillip Fulmer announced that UT will be offering free admission to Saturday’s football game against UTEP to anyone evacuating from the oncoming threat of Hurricane Florence.

“Certainly, a football game is relatively insignificant in comparison to the realities these evacuees are facing,” said Fulmer in a statement. “But if we can provide just a few hours of distraction and normalcy for these families, I believe we should do all we can to make that possible for them.”

According to reports, the coming storm is expected to produce “catastrophic flash flooding and major river flooding” and is considering “life-threatening.” Here are the directions from UT for anyone who is fleeing the hurricane and would like to claim tickets to the football game…

“Residents of North Carolina and South Carolina counties under evacuation orders may claim tickets for themselves and their immediate families beginning at 8:30 a.m. ET on Saturday, Sept. 15, at the marked tent centrally located inside of Toyota Volunteer Village near the DJ. Toyota Volunteer Village is located in Humanities Plaza on Volunteer Boulevard across from the Torchbearer Statue. Additional signage will be in place to help direct fans unfamiliar with campus. Tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis while supplies last. A valid, state-issued ID for North Carolina or South Carolina is required to receive a complimentary ticket. Ticket distribution will close at noon.”