Street Closures for Vols Baseball Parade and Celebration

Street closures are planned for the Vols Baseball parade and celebration downtown.

In celebration of the Vols Baseball team’s College World Series victory, a parade and celebration are scheduled for Tuesday, June 25. This marks the team’s first finals appearance since 1951 and the school’s first-ever championship win.

The parade will start at 6:30 p.m. from the Gay Street Bridge and proceed down Gay Street to Wall Avenue. Following the parade, a citywide celebration will take place in Market Square.

Road closures will begin at 6 p.m. along the parade route and around Market Square, with detours in place before the closures. Please note that road closure times are subject to change.

Due to the celebration, the City’s Jazz on the Square event scheduled for Tuesday evening will be relocated to the Emporium.

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Gay Street Bridge Closed for Safety Repairs

A routine inspection by the Tennessee Department of Transportation found a compromised element on the Gay Street Bridge, leading to its immediate closure for safety reasons. The City of Knoxville and TDOT are conducting a detailed inspection to determine necessary repairs and the closure duration, ensuring the bridge’s safety. The closure will not affect tonight’s downtown parade celebrating the University of Tennessee’s national baseball championship.