Vols Sell VIP Experience to '98 Florida Game Screening

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The ball went up, never making it between the goalposts. Then, the goalposts came down.

After the 1998 overtime victory against Florida, Phillip Fulmer was asked if the win was the biggest in Tennessee history.

"It's the biggest win in a long time," he replied.

Although a long time has passed since the victory, fans still consider it one of the greatest Vols moments - a moment they can relive this Friday.

Tailgate games and vendors will be on hand Friday night at World's Fair Park during a big-screen showing of the 1998 UT vs. Florida game ahead of Saturday's matchup against the Gators at Neyland Stadium.

The lawn party

Doors will open at 5 p.m., allowing people to stake out a spot for the screening or party prior to the game, according to the Facebook event page.

The World's Fair Park lawn will be filled with local vendors, tailgate games and food trucks. Hops and Hollers will also be at the event serving up beer.

People are encouraged to dress in their "oldest, most rad '90s Vols apparel" for the party and the screening. Vintage Vols gear can be purchased from nwiththeold.com.

The screening

The game will be shown on a three-story inflatable projector. The screening is expected to start at 7:30 p.m.

No seating will be available at the event, so people are encouraged to bring chairs or blankets. The game lasted about 2.5 hours without commercial breaks, and the event is expected to end around 10 p.m.

According to the Facebook page, the screening is being hosted by local car dealerships, news stations, In With The Old, Hops and Hollers, Nothing Too Fancy and Knox Area Rescue Ministries.

Admission and commemorative shirts

The event is free, but a $5 donation to Knox Area Rescue Ministries is encouraged.

Giving a $5 donation in advance on the Facebook page lets you pre-order a commemorative "Pandemonium Reigns" T-shirt designed by Nothing Too Fancy. To order, just click "additional items" on the checkout page and then select the T-shirt.

Pre-ordered T-shirts will be available at any of the In With The Old tents on the lawn.

VIP experience

For $80, Tennessee fans can relive the game in VIP fashion. The VIP pass includes front-row seating for the screening, a private bar, two free drink tickets and a bag filled with "Vols nostalgia."

Also in the bag will be the official "Pandemonium Reigns" T-Shirt.

A percentage of proceeds will be given to Knox Area Rescue Ministries. Additional VIP perks will be announced closer to the event, according to the event page.

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