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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


Upcoming Events

Partners in Sports Spring Reception

Partners in Sports will be celebrating this past year's accomplishments as well as recognizing students with awards and scholarships. Trey Smith will be...

4/8 3pm
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...

4/23 4pm

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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