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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...

10/28 4pm
Banner Drop

Banner Drop is an ACE competition event as part of Homecoming. Participating groups will create designs for large banners to promote Homecoming and UT Spirit...

11/9 11:45am
First-Generation Graduates Reception

All 2021 First-Generation Graduates are invited to celebrate their accomplishments and pending graduation from the University of Tennessee. Join your fellow...

11/29 5pm
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...

12/2 4pm

Recent Events

Faculty Pub

9/23/2021

Recent Activity

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