102,037 - Largest football stadium in the South, fourth-largest college stadium in the country. Has undergone 18
additions/renovations since the West stands were built in 1921, seating
3,200. Latest addition (East sideline club suites), net loss of 2,041 seats in 2006.
Sept. 24, 1921 - Tennessee 27, Emory & Henry 0.
Dedication game as Neyland Stadium:
Oct. 20, 1962 - Alabama 27,
First game on artificial turf:
Sept. 14, 1968 - Tennessee 17, Georgia
Last game on artificial turf:
Nov. 27, 1993 -- Tennessee 62, Vanderbilt
Since attendance records were first kept beginning in the 1950 season, more than 26.51 million fans have watched Big Orange football in Neyland Stadium. An average of 70,007 fans have attended 362 games in 57 years.
Tennessee success at Shields-Watkins Field:
In 85 seasons, the Vols are 411-101-17 at home, a winning percentage of .793.
Consecutive home games without a loss:
55, beginning Oct. 3, 1925, with a 51-0 victory against Emory & Henry and ending Oct. 21, 1933, with a 12-6 loss to Alabama.
Consecutive home wins:
30, beginning Dec. 8, 1928, with a 13-12 win over
Florida and ending Oct. 21, 1933, with a 12-6 loss to Alabama.
Consecutive home losses:
4, beginning Nov. 13, 1954, with a 14-0 loss to Florida and ending Oct. 8, 1955, with a 13-0 win against Chattanooga, beginning Sept. 10, 1988, with a 31-26 loss to Duke and ending Nov. 5, 1988, with a 10-7 win against Boston College.
Tennessee has had 75 winning seasons in 85 years at Shields-Watkins Field, including 35 undefeated years at home. The last team to go undefeated at home was the 1999 squad, which was 7-0 at Neyland Stadium.
STADIUM RECORD ATTENDANCE:
109,061 - Sept. 18, 2004 - Tennessee 30, Florida 28.
FIRST NIGHT GAME AT NEYLAND STADIUM:
September 16, 1972 Tennessee 28, Penn State 21.
How Neyland Stadium Grew
Addition Total Capacity
1921 West Stands (17 rows, 3,200 seats) 3,200
1926 East Stands (17 rows, 3,600 seats) 6,800
1930 West Stands (42 rows, 11,060 seats) 17,860
1934 Section X (1500 seats) 19,360
1938 East Stands (44 rows, 12,030 seats) 31,390
1948 South Stands (horseshoe, 15,000 seats) 46,390
1962 West Upper Deck (press box, 5,137 seats) 51,527
1966 North Stands (end zone, 5,595 seats) 57,122
1968 East Upper Deck (7,307 seats) 64,429
1972 Southwest Upper Deck (6,221 seats) 70,650
1976 Southeast Upper Deck (9,600 seats) 79,250
1980 North Stands (bowl 16,944 total) 89,749
1987 Executive Suites (42 suites, 1,361) 91,110
1990 Seating Adjustment (792 seats) 91,902
1996 North Upper Deck (10,642 seats) 102,544
1997 Seating Adjustment (310 seats) 102,854
2000 Seating Adjustment(78 suites,1250 seats) 104,079
2006 East-Side Club (Net loss, 2,042 seats) 102,037
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. All articles are subject to search.
The will call booth is located at Gate 21 in the northwest corner of Neyland Stadium. It opens two hours prior to kickoff. Photo ID will be required.
DIRECTIONS TO THE STADIUM
From Airport: Turn north on U.S. Highway 129 leaving airport. After crossing the Tennessee River
bridge just outside of Knoxville, exit on U.S. Highways 11 and 70 (Cumberland Avenue). Turn right
at the bottom of the exit ramp and turn right at the second light onto Volunteer Boulevard. Follow
Volunteer Boulevard to stadium area.
From I-40 East (from Nashville) and I-75 North (from Chattanooga): Follow I-40 and I-75 to I-40/I-75 junction in west Knoxville. Continue on I-40 east to U.S. Highway 129 south. Follow 129 south to the exit for Neyland Drive (Tennessee Highway 153). Turn left (south) at the bottom of the exit ramp and follow the road until Thompson-Boling Arena is visible. Turn left onto Lake Loudoun Boulevard. Turn right at stoplight. Follow Phillip Fulmer Way to stadium area.
From I-40 West (from Asheville, N.C.): Follow I-40 west to the James White Parkway exit and exit to the left. Follow Parkway to Neyland Drive (Tennessee Highway 153) until Thompson-Boling Arena is visible. Turn right onto Lake Loudoun Boulevard. Turn right at stoplight. Follow Phillip Fulmer Way to stadium area.
From I-75 South (Lexington, KY): Follow I-75 south to I-275 south just past Merchants Road. Follow I-275 to I-40 east. Exit I-40 east onto James White Parkway and follow Parkway to Neyland Drive (Tennessee Highway 153) until Thompson-Boling Arena is visible. Turn right onto Lake Loudoun Boulevard. Turn right at stoplight. Follow Phillip Fulmer Way to stadium area.