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Neyland Stadium

One of college football's most iconic landmarks, Neyland Stadium is the fifth-largest stadium in the nation.

The present day Neyland Stadium, Shields-Watkins Field, had its beginning in 1919. Col. W.S. Shields, president of Knoxville's City National Bank and a UT trustee, provided the initial capital to prepare and equip an athletic field. Thus, when the field was completed in March 1921, it was called Shields-Watkins Field in honor of the donor and his wife, Alice Watkins-Shields.

The stadium, apart from the field it grew to enclose, came to bear its own distinguished name -- Neyland Stadium. It was named for the man most responsible for the growth and development of Tennessee's proud football tradition. General Robert R. Neyland served as head coach from 1926-1952, with two interruptions for military service.

1600 Phillip Fulmer Way

Place Type

On Campus, Outdoor

Website

utsports.com

Upcoming Events

Faculty Pub

All faculty (tenured, tenure-track, non-tenure-track, and retired) are invited to join their colleagues from across campus at the Faculty Pub. The pub will...

3/29 4pm
Faculty Pub

All faculty (tenured, tenure-track, non-tenure-track, and retired) are invited to join their colleagues from across campus at the Faculty Pub. The pub will...

4/25 4pm

Recent Events

Faculty Pub

2/15/2018

Faculty Pub

1/18/2018

Recent Activity

Martin, Fred Lane

Martin, Fred Lane left a positive review 2/15/2018

Excellent! Lets do them more frequently since I only had time to meet 10% pf the attendees. Should have pictures and a newsletter and featured speakers.

Neyland Stadium

Neyland Stadium posted a photo 1/11/2018