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Neyland Stadium Photographs

 Collection
Identifier: AR-0498

This collection contains three 8 x 10 photographs of Neyland Stadium taken from the west side bleachers during the mid-1960s. These images include interiors of the east and south sides of the stadium as well as sections of surrounding Knoxville. One picture includes the back of Barbara Blount Hall (razed 1979), Perkins Hall, and Ferris Hall and another shows the Tennessee River and the Henley Street Bridge as well as the tower of the old power plant. Dr. Harold Diftler of Knoxville, Tennessee took all of the photographs.

Dates

  • 1960s

Conditions Governing Access

Collections are stored offsite, and a minimum of 2 business days are needed to retrieve these items for use. Researchers interested in consulting any of the collections are advised to contact Special Collections.

Conditions Governing Use

The copyright interests in this collection remain with the creator. For more information, contact the Special Collections Library.

Extent

0.1 Linear Feet

Abstract

This collection contains three 8 x 10 photographs of Neyland Stadium taken from the west side bleachers during the mid-1960s. These images include interiors of the east and south sides of the stadium as well as sections of surrounding Knoxville.

Biographical/Historical Note

A permanent grandstand, with a projected cost of $20,000, was erected at Shields-Watkins Field in 1921. It initially had seating for 3,200. The Athletics Association headed its expansion in 1925, adding two new rows of boxes as well as 59 rows of extra seating on the west side. East side construction added 3,800 seats and dressing rooms.

On October 27, 1962, the stadium was dedicated to football coach General Robert R. Neyland. By 2000, the stadium seated 104,079. In 2013, its official capacity was 102,455, making it the third-largest college stadium in the United States (behind Penn State and Michigan). It is one of only two major football stadia accessible by water (the stadium at the University of Washington is the other).

Arrangement

Collection consists of a single folder.

Acquisition Note

Collection was donated to University Archives.

Repository Details

Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository

Contact:
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA
865-974-4480