NEYLAND STADIUM EXPERIENCE:
Location: Knoxville, Tennessee
Address: 1600 Stadium Drive, Suite 202 Knoxville TN 37996
Year Opened: 1921
Occupants: Tennessee Volunteers football
Former Name: Shields-Watkins Field
Parking: Parking is limited surrounding the stadium
Rules: No bottles, cans, cameras, umbrellas, coolers or stadium chairs with arms are allowed in Neyland Stadium. The use of intoxicating liquors in the stadium is prohibited.
Neyland Stadium is an outdoor football stadium located on the campus of the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, Tennessee. It is primarily home to the Tennessee Volunteers football team. Neyland Stadium is named after General Robert Neyland, Tennessee’s legendary football coach and athletic director. Visitors to Neyland Stadium get to participate in what may be the quintessential college football experience. The size and exuberance of the crowd and the competition on the field are unparalleled.
Neyland Stadium was opened in 1921 with a capacity of only 3200. The stadium has been expanded 19 times and now holds a capacity crowd of more than 102,000, making it the largest in the South and the 3rd largest in the nation. In addition to being the Tennessee football team’s home field, Neyland Stadium has also hosted large conventions and several NFL exhibition games, most recently acting as a home field for the Houston Oilers as the team was moving to Nashville.
Neyland Stadium’s attendance records are legendary with the Volunteers averaging more than 107,000 fans at home games in 2000. Neyland was ranked the #1 college football stadium in America by the Sporting News. Visitors to the Neyland Stadium will notice the famous checkerboard end zones and the wild intensity of the crowd. It’s an unforgettable experience. Buy Neyland Stadium tickets now and don’t miss an event at Neyland Stadium!
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College football at its finest!! My buddies and I, all big Ducks fans, attended the Oregon football game at Tennessee early in the fall. What a tremendous venue! There were 102,000 plus SEC/Pac10 maniacs who got treated to not only a high quality game (a preview of things to come for Oregon's memorable 2010 season), but also unbelievable pregame festivities along the river and on campus (even as a visitor, we really enjoyed the traditional Vol Walk to Neyland Stadium). There were quite a few of us "enemies" at the game, but I never witnessed a single bit of trash-talking from either group (could very easily have had little kids with us). Truly, we received nothing but sincere Southern Hospitality the whole day. The hour-long game delay because of a sensational electrical storm was really a lot of fun, getting to visit with UT fans who were crowded near us trying to stay dry. But, most importantly, there is not a bad seat in this stadium! We were very high up under an overhang, and still had an excellent view of the field. December 8, 2010