Tennessee Athletics offering Florence evacuees free football tickets

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Tennessee Athletics is offering free tickets to those evacuating Hurricane Florence. (Image: Tennessee Athletics)

Tennessee Director of Athletics Phil Fulmer is offering free tickets to people evacuating Hurricane Florence.

Residents of North and South Carolina can get a ticket to Saturday's game against the University of Texas at El Paso.

Kickoff is at noon on Saturday, September 15 at Neyland Stadium.

Tennessee Athletics says residents of North and South Carolina counties under evacuation orders can claim the tickets for themselves and their immediate families beginning at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday.

Tickets will be given out at the the marked tent centrally located inside of Toyota Volunteer Village near the DJ.

The tickets will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Ticket distribution will close at noon.

To get one, you must have a valid, state-issued ID for North Carolina or South Carolina.

Tennessee Athletics says evacuees will also be given a free Chick-fil-A chicken biscuit while supplies last.

Tickets for Saturday's game are still available for purchase at

"Our hearts go out to all the families whose lives have been impacted by the hurricanes and tropical storms along the Atlantic coast," says Fulmer. "One of our four pillars is warmth, and we feel this is an appropriate way to bring that to life. Certainly, a football game is relatively insignificant in comparison to the realities these evacuees are facing. 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."