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6:54 PM, Jul 11, 2013   |    comments
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(WBIR-Knoxville) With just 51 days until football season starts, University of Tennessee fans had the chance to test drive season ticket options at Neyland Stadium.

Meet Your Seats started in 2010 as a way for potential buyers to check out seat choices in-person.

"Doing it online, doing it over the phone is great. But there's nothing like being in Neyland Stadium," said Greg Hulen, associate athletic director for development.

Hulen said there is a variety of families and groups who attend the event, including fans who are considering changing their season tickets or adding on to their current package.

"We had some seats right next to our current ones so we may be adding two more, if not more," said Michael Scott, who already has two season tickets.

Scott and his son, Will, were among the first to talk with UT staffers at Thursday's event.

"I thought it was nice to see what was close to our seats that we already have," said Scott. "So hopefully people will be able to come out and notice that they can upgrade the seats right next to them, and not have to worry about having them on the other side of the stadium."

With over 100,000 views, prices depend on the location. For example, Section S, row 5, was listed at $370 for the season ticket price per seat, with an annual donation of $1,250 and view near the 30-yard line. Over in Section L, behind the end zone, seats on the 43rd row required a lower annual donation of $500.

"We can take a check or credit card. The donation part of the ticket price, we can actually do over twelve months. So we try to make it affordable," said Hulen.

Hulen said with a new coach and a highly-ranked recruiting class, there is a lot of excitement to see the stadium packed with fans this fall.

"We've got a great home schedule, with Auburn, Georgia, South Carolina, Vanderbilt coming in. And our home opener on Labor Day weekend against Austin P. So we think it's a great time to be a Tennessee Vol," said Hulen.

"I definitely think there's an excitement about the upcoming season. I think that, you know, we've got a tough road ahead but I think that Coach Jones has started everything off on the right foot, and looking forward to a great season," said Scott.

Single season tickets are scheduled to go on sale Monday, July 15th.

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