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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

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On Campus, Outdoor


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Biggs, Will

Biggs, Will left a positive review 5/6/2021

It was historic, moving, and most importantly efficient. I loved it.

Dean, Abigail Driscoll

Dean, Abigail Driscoll left a positive review 9/6/2019

The game was fantastic until we lost to the team that was a ‘surefire win’ our passing and running game are in serious trouble.

Wong, Hang Tsz

Wong, Hang Tsz left a positive review 8/17/2019

I love the Rally, people get to know more about the teams of UTK. That's really cool.

Neyland Stadium

Neyland Stadium posted a photo 1/11/2018