Scroll through the timeline below for some of the moments that made Neyland Stadium one of the most iconic landmarks in all of college football.
Colonel W.S. Shields, president of Knoxville’s City National Bank and a University of Tennessee trustee, provides the initial capital to prepare and equip the stadium
Classes are dismissed to guarantee a work force large enough to get the field ready for a baseball game three days later.
Neyland Stadium (then Shields-Watkins Field) opens with a single grandstand, the Original West Stands, and a capacity of 3,200.
The Vols wore orange jerseys for the first time against Emory and Henry
The East Stands are added, bringing capacity to 6,800
General Neyland’s first win comes against Carson Newman
The West Stands are expanded from 17 rows to 42 rows bringing capacity up to 17,860.
A small row of seats (North Section X) is constructed behind the north end zone, adding 1500 seats.
Tennessee wins its first National Championship. Coach Neyland wins second SEC Coach of the Year award.