NEYLAND THROUGH THE YEARS

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.

1938

East Stands Expanded

East Stands Expanded

The East Stands are expanded to 44 rows, increasing capacity to 31,390. This was the fourth addition in the previous 13 years, seeing the stadium’s capacity increase from 3,200 to 31,390.

1939

John Butler Run

Running back John Butler scampers 56 yards during Tennessee’s 21-0 win over the Tide.

A Scoreless Season

A Scoreless Season

UT holds every regular season opponent scoreless (last team to accomplish in NCAA history). Rivalry versus Alabama is officially nicknamed “The Third Saturday in October”.  

1940

Second National Championship

UT wins its second National Championship

Second National Championship

UT wins second National Championship

1947

Covering The Field

Covering The Field

The field is covered for the first time.

1948

South End Zone Construction

The stadium undergoes construction to enclose the South End Zone.

The Horseshoe

The South End zone is enclosed to form a horseshoe bringing capacity up to 46,290.

1950

Third National Championship

Third National Championship

UT wins third National Championship.

1951

Back-to-Back Championships

UT wins back-to-back National Championships anchored by Jim Haslam on the offensive line and Heisman Trophy runner-up Hank Lauricella.