I never thought adding better lighting to Neyland Stadium would be contentious, but it was just like any conversation involving Tennessee football.
I understand most fans don’t care about a fancy light show, especially in the middle of taking a beating to Alabama, and neither do I. However, upgrading the lights isn’t a big deal.
Other than spending the light money on a more proven coach such as Hugh Freeze or Lane Kiffin, why was it the wrong move by Dr. Danny White?
Houston Kress, the @Volrumormill, asked a great question on the Twitter machine the other day. It simply asked, “what in-stadium experience or new “tradition” would you like to see at football games?”
A lot of people said, “win.”
With Tennessee adding new LED lights, statues, in-stadium fireworks, etc, what is an addition to the in-stadium experience or new “tradition” would you like to see at football games?
— Houston Kress (@VolRumorMill) August 19, 2021
I feel that. Everyone wants to win. But, not adding or caring about new in-stadium experiences is a stupid viewpoint. Adding lights isn’t bad, and neither are some of the below suggestions.
better phone service/WiFi so I can tweet at negavols while we’re up 21
— maddie wilson (@cantguardmadds) August 19, 2021
I love the positive spin here by Maddie. I believe there will be many opportunities to tweet at the negavols this season. It’s refreshing to think Josh Heupel will have an offense that won’t struggle to score 21 points. Even if Tennessee gets down by 21 points in the first half, I’ll still have hope they can score enough to get back into the game.
Get rid of the bleacher seating and replace them with all seat-back seats. It’d reduce capacity but it’d greatly improve the in-stadium experience
— JT (@JtDirtyBirdy) August 19, 2021
Truthfully, this would be on the top of my list. I’m a smaller guy (but with muscles, especially quads), probably around a buck 55, but even normal-sized adults have trouble sitting in Neyland Stadium. I’m not even kidding; I think you get like 14 inches to sit. It’s like the size of a metal fold-out chair.
I’ve never cared about having 100,000 fans in the stands. The difference between 90k and 100k isn’t that different. Please give me more comfortable seating.
This isn’t new but damn I miss the Orange balloon release.
I’d also like to see just an incredibly epic pregame video that gets played with coaches and players speeches of the past mixed in with intense music and highlights right before kickoff after the players hit the field.
— Ericvol2096 (@EricQuiz2096) August 19, 2021
I don’t remember the orange balloon release. What was that? I do love the idea for a hype video. I still think about the one the basketball team played with the music Good Life by Kanye.
— Big Ridge Vol (@bigridge68) August 19, 2021
UH YES PLEASE.
Not really an addition but the T on the front of our stadium should be so much bigger than what it is pic.twitter.com/PUdJ0cJJuo
— BigOrangeDix.com (@BigorangeDix98) August 19, 2021
This is a great point and I’ve never noticed it.
Welcome to the jungle is absolutely horrendous. Give me anything else
— Pound (@Murdz) August 20, 2021
I agree. It’s time to bring back 3rd Down For What.
A serious upgrade for food service and fan amenities. They have been terrible for years and the areas for regular fans look like Shawshank prison. Compared to the club level l, current facilities are a reason to cancel my season tickets.
— Michael Butler (@butlerman10) August 19, 2021
Who doesn’t like a good hot bowl of chili in late August?
Honestly I’ve been a fan for going on 30 years. I am completely on board with the changes. The mentality out there that we should never change or add is part of the reason we are where we are. Stubborn old heads not allowing this program to change with the times. I love the moves
— JPVol95 (@Volsdominate98) August 19, 2021