Friday, August 31, 2007

WATE Television: Vol fans arrive in California for season opener (With Video)


6 Sports Director

SAN FRANCISCO (WATE) -- UT fans have started pouring into the San Francisco area and they're ready to cheer on their team Saturday.  The Vols sold all of their 7,500 tickets to the game. In all, about 10,000 Tennessee fans are expected to be on hand to watch the Vols kick off the season.  Some of the Tennessee fans are staying in the San Francisco, across the bay from Berkeley, where the game is being played. That presents a bit of a problem. The usual mode of transportation across the bay is the Bay Area Bridge. An estimated 250,000 cars a day use it to cross from San Francisco to the East Bay. But starting Friday night at 8:00 p.m., the Bay Bridge is going to be shut down for major construction work.  Despite massive publicity and news coverage about the bridge closing, some fans have been caught by surprise.  Some fans have decided to take the BART train, or Bay Area Rapid Transit, to and from the game. There are other ways to get there. A couple other bridges are available, but swimming is not recommended. The water is cold. The current is strong. And it's been said there are sharks in San Francisco Bay.

Here is the video.

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