Growing up we were lower middle class and couldn’t afford to attend games. I always watched on tv even in elementary school (I bought little helmets for my barbies to play). My dad loved the Vols so much he volunteered as an usher so that he could see games in person. He was always stationed in the student section which I thought was so cool. When I was in middle school, he bought me a ticket for an upper deck but let me stand with him in his section. The students were super nice and so much fun. It felt like home. Me experiences in that stadium started there and I’m proud to say I got to sit in that section again as a student in 2000-2004. But to that group of students in that section who were overly nice to cheer with and chat football with a middle schooler you made me a fan for life. I was sold even more.

– Stacy Barz