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Tennessee’s Neyland Stadium as seen in 1934
- Updated: June 5, 2013
The Tennessee Vols play in one of the largest stadiums in the country, but it did not always use to be that way. Neyland Stadium has undergone 13 stadium expansions since Shields-Watkins Field became the new home of Tennessee football in 1921. The original stadium set-up featured a simple grandstand on the west sideline, with stands on the opposite side of the field for the visiting fans. Those stands remain today to make up the lower bowl’s west side. The first football game to take place in Neyland Stadium (renamed Neyland Stadium in 1962) took place September 24, 1921, with the Vols defeating Emory & Henry, 27–0.
Check out what Neyland Stadium looked like in 1934, with a seating capacity of 19,000…
Of course, here is what this simple field has evolved to…