Tennessee, Furman Offer Free Football Tickets To Hurricane Evacuees
The Tennessee Volunteers and Furman University football teams are offering free tickets to families who have been displaced by Hurricane Florence for games this Saturday.
Hurricane Florence, which has now been knocked down to a Category 2 storm, is set to hit the southern North Carolina coast and northern half of the South Carolina coast through this weekend. The storm, expected to bring heavy rain, high winds, and flooding, caused multiple event cancellations this weekend. A number of concert and sporting events have been either postponed or cancelled due to safety concerns.
In light of the storm, Tennessee Volunteers are offering free tickets to Saturday’s game against the University of Texas El Paso to people who have been displaced by the hurricane. Residents in both North and South Carolina counties under evacuation orders can claim tickets for themselves and their immediate family starting at 8:30 a.m. Saturday outside of Toyota Volunteer Village. All will be available first-come, first-serve and will close at noon.
Additionally, Furman Athletics will be offering families free tickets to Saturday’s game against Colgate at Paladin Stadium.
“We want to welcome our friends from coastal South and North Carolina who are displaced by Hurricane Florence to Paladin Stadium on Saturday afternoon,” director of athletics Mike Buddie said in a statement. “Our thoughts and prayers are with those affected, and we hope to provide an enjoyable afternoon of college football to those who have evacuated to the Greenville area from the South and North Carolina coast.”
In order to receive tickets to the game at Paladin, evacuees can pick up tickets at thge Timmons Arena Box Office, pick up a voucher at a sponsoring hotel, walk-up to the will call ticket booth on Saturday, or call/email to reserve tickets. For more information, visit www.furmanpaladins.com.