Tennessee planning on fans in stands with Vols’ budget cuts

Tennessee Vols

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee’s athletic budget for 2020-21 is based on the Volunteers having fans in the stands for the upcoming football season but still includes a $10.1 million cut in revenues.

University President Randy Boyd said Friday reducing the number of fans further because of the coronavirus pandemic would have a significant impact on the budget. But Boyd says Tennessee is financially prepared to withstand any problems.

The UT Board of Trustees approved the athletics budget projecting a 19.4% drop in ticket revenues.

Athletics director Phillip Fulmer has said they expect a full Neyland Stadium and will adjust as needed. 

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