Neyland Stadium, located at Knoxville, Tennessee, is an American Football stadium that belongs to the University of Tennessee. The stadium was given its name to honor the University's legendary football coach Robert Neyland.
The stadium was opened in 1924 and has since undergone several alterations to reach it highest capacity at 104,079. It was later modified to scale back its current official capacity to 101,915. It is currently the sixth largest stadium within the United States and the eighth largest stadium in the world (2022)
Neyland stadium is primarily used for playing college football games. University of Tennessee Volunteers host all their home games here. Since 1946, the stadium has recorded an average attendance of 68,925 per game. The highest attendance at the stadium was recorded on September 18, 2004, at 109,061, for a UT win against Florida. The second and third highest crowds recorded were also against Florida where the attendance exceeded the official capacity.
The stadium is also regularly used for other football events besides Vols games. It has been a host to several NFL exhibition games. A annual pre-season meet for local high school football teams called the Knox County Football Jamboree was held on the stadium until 2013.
Major Events Held at Neyland Stadium
Here are just some of the major events that have been held at Neyland Stadium:
- 1970 Billy Graham Crusade
Neyland Stadium Trivia
- This stadium is on the list of the top 10 World's Largest Sporting Stadiums.
- The stadium was named Neyland Stadium in 1962 in honor of General Robert Neyland, ta former athletic director and coach at the University of Tennessee.
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