Vanderbilt football season kicks off Sept. 4 vs. ETSU

A new era of Vanderbilt football begins Saturday, Sept. 4, as Vanderbilt alumnus and Nashville native Clark Lea takes the field for the first time as head coach. The Commodores will take on the East Tennessee State Buccaneers at Vanderbilt Stadium with a 7 p.m. CT kickoff.  

Vanderbilt Athletics recently announced a number of additions and enhancements to the game day experience for the 2021 season, including a revamped Vandyville, an expanded Star Walk path, a new home for Kids’ Zone, new and improved concessions and more.  

Tickets are on sale now for all seven home football games. Be sure to check out all the ticketing options and pack the stands with black and gold all season long! For more information, visit 

Fans can follow along during the game on social media and through the Vanderbilt Commodores app. Download the app through Apple iTunes or Google Play, and turn on push notifications to receive up-to-date information and a one-stop shop to all things Vanderbilt Athletics.  

Highlights and a press conference will be posted after each contest. For more information on how to follow along throughout the football season, visit 

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