Goal posts replaced at Neyland Stadium after Alabama win

Knoxville, Tenn. (WATE) – The two goal posts at Neyland Stadium were replaced on Tuesday after fans took them away to celebrate the Vols’ win over Alabama on Saturday night.

Tennessee fans tear down the goal posts at Neyland Stadium after the Vols defeated Alabama, 52-49, on Saturday, October 15, 2022. (Photo: WATE)

The goal posts were torn down after fans rushed onto the playing field amid excitement and joy – then were carried through the streets of Knoxville before being thrown into the Tennessee River.

The last time the goal posts were torn down at Neyland was after the Vols beat Florida in 1998. Shortly after Saturday’s historic game, UT officials launched a fundraiser aiming to get new goal posts. They were able to reach their goal of $150,000 to install the new goal posts as well as installation costs and other repairs.

On Tuesday, a team of workers installed the new goal posts using ladders, hand tools and a box beam level.

The Vols play Saturday against UT-Martin at Neyland Stadium, then another home game against Kentucky before a trip to Athens to face top-seeded Georgia.

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