College of Tennessee makes admission free to Sports activities Corridor of Fame

The Tennessee Vols’ athletic historical past is well-represented contained in the Tennessee Sports activities Corridor of Fame, and because of the college, followers will have the ability to tour the corridor free via March.

UT is choosing up the tab for admission via a brand new sponsorship program for anybody wishing to go to the corridor positioned inside Bridgestone Enviornment.

“Tennessee athletics has lengthy been a supporter of ours,” mentioned Brad Willis, government director of the Tennessee Sports activities Corridor of Fame. “Our purpose is to get extra individuals via the door and allow them to study concerning the individuals we have inducted and the historical past of sports activities on this state.”

Former Tennessee football coach Johnny Majors, left, and Wendy Scholtens, a former Vanderbilt basketball star, share a moment during the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame ceremonies in 1991 at the Hyatt Regency in Knoxville. Majors was honored as the Tennessean of the Year and Scholtens was Amateur Athlete of the Year.

Admission is generally $3 for adults and $2 for youngsters.

Tennessee followers will discover a number of points of interest within the corridor. Former Tennessee athletics director Doug Dickey helped get the corridor of fame off the bottom in 1966 when he was the Vols’ soccer coach. 

“Coach Dickey was actually concerned within the Tennessee Sports activities Corridor of Fame in its adolescence so Tennessee is rather well represented,” Willis mentioned.