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Tennessee Volunteers offer free football tickets to Florence evacuees

Posted at 6:18 PM, Sep 12, 2018

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Hurricane Florence evacuees will be able to attend the University of Tennessee football game on Saturday for free.

UT officials made the announcement Wednesday. However, the tickets are only available on a first come first serve basis.

"Our hearts go out to all the families whose lives have been impacted by the hurricanes and tropical storms along the Atlantic coast," Athletic Director Phillip Fulmer said.

"One of our four pillars is warmth, and we feel this is an appropriate way to bring that to life," he continued.

Residents of North and South Carolina counties that are under evacuation orders can claim tickets starting at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 15.

They can get the tickets at a marked tent located inside of Toyota Volunteer Village, which is in the Humanities Plaza on Volunteer Boulevard across from the Torchbearer Statute.

Anyone wanting tickets must provide a valid, state-issued ID for either North or South Carolina. Ticket distribution will close at 12 p.m.