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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

WomEngineers Welcome Dinner

Hosted by the Tickle College of Engineering and the TCE Women's Leadership Council, the WomEngineers Welcome Dinner provides incoming female engineering...

8/23 6pm
Football vs. ETSU

TV: SEC Network

9/8 4pm
Football vs. UTEP

TV: SEC Network

9/15 12pm

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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