Auburn football fans overtook Vanderbilt Stadium in Nashville, while the Tigers took the all-time series lead over the Commodores, 22-21-1, during AU’s 31-15 Week 10 victory on November 4 — one that saw Jarquez Hunter go for 183 rushing yards and two touchdowns, both in the first quarter, and Payton Thorne go for nearly 200 passing yards for the second straight week.
Amidst the construction at Vanderbilt’s in-progress stadium was a sea of orange, as fans were quick to point out on social media.
“Auburn had more fans at the game than Vandy did,” the E2C Network X account prefaced before saying, “Prove me wrong.”
“This is what Ole Miss thought they were gonna do to Auburn,” said a sardonic poster who is 100% correct with this take.
“Indeed Auburn outnumbered Vandy fans,” confirmed another poster. “We were there.”
Former Auburn football beat reporter slams Vanderbilt Stadium
Former Auburn beat reporter Benjamin Wolk slammed Vanderbilt Stadium in Nashville in an NSFW fashion.
“The rumors of the Vanderbilt Stadium cluster**** have not been exaggerated,” Wolk wrote.
Vanderbilt AD Candice Lee explained the reasoning for the Commodores playing in a construction zone.
“It was really important for us if at all feasible, to compete in our venues while we’re under construction,” Lee said on July 31 (h/t The Tennessean). “I think number one, for all the projects that we’re doing, I’m trying not to displace our student-athletes. So we’re trying to be really mindful of their day to day process. And as they move between spaces, of course it’s disruptive because we’re choosing to be aggressive with the construction but I really wanted them to play at home if at all possible. And I also like the idea of, during games, being able to literally see the the construction coming to life.”
The renovations, currently underway and an eyesore, will be completed in the fall of 2024, or later, meaning the SEC will have potentially another year of visiting a stadium seemingly fit for the Group of Five.