Vols and Lady Vols to host Market Square Madness

Tennessee men’s and women’s basketball are moving their preseason fan event to downtown Knoxville next month.
Tennessee men’s and women’s basketball are moving their preseason fan event to downtown Knoxville next month.
Published: Sep. 20, 2022 at 12:00 PM EDT|Updated: Sep. 20, 2022 at 7:17 PM EDT
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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - Tennessee men’s and women’s basketball are moving their preseason fan event to downtown Knoxville next month.

Market Square Madness will be a one-hour program set for 8 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 13. An hour before, fans can hang out and take photos with Smokey and members of the Tennessee Spirit Squads. Face painting, contests and a DJ are also expected.

After a performance by the Tennessee dance team, DJ Sterl will introduce this year’s Vols and Lady Vols players. The teams will take on a few challenges at the event, with fan contests mixed in too. The night will conclude with fireworks at 9 p.m.

Admission to the event is free- you’ll want to park in the Market Square Garage, State Street Garage or Locust Street Garage— each of those will be free to access after 7 p.m.