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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

Mortar Board

Ceremony Details Ceremonies will last approximately 2.5 hours.Attendance will be limited.Recorded music will be used.Programs will be mailed to graduates at...

5/7 10am
Mortar Board

Ceremony Details Ceremonies will last approximately 2.5 hours.Attendance will be limited.Recorded music will be used.Programs will be mailed to graduates at...

5/7 4pm
Mortar Board

This ceremony will include the College of Architecture and Design, College of Communication and Information, College of Social Work, and Tickle College of...

5/8 10am
Mortar Board

This ceremony will include the College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences, College of Nursing, and Herbert College of Agriculture Ceremony...

5/8 4pm
Mortar Board

Ceremony Details Ceremonies will last approximately 2.5 hours.Attendance will be limited.Recorded music will be used.Programs will be mailed to graduates at...

5/9 1pm

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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