Additions and Renovations Neyland Master Plan

Renovation of Neyland Stadium Dec. 13, 2008 at the University of Tennessee.

Photo by UT Photo

Renovation of Neyland Stadium Dec. 13, 2008 at the University of Tennessee.

Since UT trustee W.S. Shields donated the capital to prepare and equip Shields-Watkins field in 1919, the home of Tennessee football has been played on the same plot of land near the Tennessee river. But over the years, Neyland Stadium has grown from 3,200 seats to the fourth-largest college football stadium in the country.

Here's a look at some of Neyland Stadium's expansions over the years:

Year Project Adjustment Capacity

1921 West Stands 3,200 3,200

1926 East Stands 3,600 6,800

1930 West Stands 11,060 17,860

1934 Section X 1,500 19,360

1938 East Stands 12,030 31,390

1948 South Stands 15,000 46,390

1962 West Upper Deck 5,137 51,5270

1966 North Stands 5,595 57,122

1968 East Upper Deck 7,307 64,429

1972 South Upper Deck 6,221 70,650

1976 Southeast Upper Deck 9,600 79,250

1980 North Stands Bowl 10,499 89,749

1987 West Suites 1,361 91,110

1990 Student Adjustment 792 91,902

1996 North Upper Deck 10,642 102,544

1997 ADA Adjustment 310 102,854

2000 East Suites 1,250 104,079

2006 East-Side Club -2,041 102,038

2009 West-Side Club TBD TBD

2010 Tennessee Terrace TBD TBD

Improvements Completed Cost

Phase I

Addition of East Club August, 2006 $26 million

North concourse

LED fascia

Phase II

West concourse August, 2008 $27.4 million

Locker Room

Media Center

Letterman Center

Field-level improvements

Phase III

Sequence 1

Top level west concourse August, 2009 $47 million

Stairs/elevators to replace

scissor ramps on west side

Sky box, press box updates

Addition of West Club

Sequence 2

Gate 21 entry plaza August, 2010 $35 million

Northeast concourse

Brick/iron facade on north

and west exterior

Gen. Neyland statue

Addition of Tennessee

Terrace

Phases IV/V

South and east concourses, TBD $65 million

Restrooms and concessions

Replacement of Gate 10

ramp with stair towers/ elevators

Gate 10 entry plaza

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Comments » 6

zigvol writes:

first

zigvol writes:

sorry never had the chance

3holenones writes:

Wikipedia says Ohio St

rockytopatl writes:

Hey N-S: How about a photo gallery of the changes for those of us who can't see the cranes or get Hamilton to give us a private tour?

volroadwarrior writes:

in response to Rok_Etop:

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Wisconsin

castoff121 writes:

1 Beaver Stadium - Penn State University - State College, PA - 107,282
2 Michigan Stadium - University of Michigan - Ann Arbor, MI - 106,201*
3 Ohio Stadium - Ohio State University - Columbus, OH - 102,329
4 Neyland Stadium - University of Tennessee - Knoxville, TN - 103,037
5 Darrel K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium - University of Texas - Austin Texas - 94,113
6 Los Angeles Memorial Colesium - University of Southern California - Los Angeles, CA - 93,607
7 Sanford Stadium - University of Georgia - Athens, GA - 92,746
8 Tiger Stadium - Louisiana State University - Baton Rouge, LA - 92,400
9 Bryant-Denny Stadium - University of Alabama - Tuscaloose, AL - 92,138
10 Rose Bowl - University of California at Los Angeles - Pasadena, CA - 91,136

I pulled this offline..I have no idea why Ohio is 3rd with a lower capacity then Neyland

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