Neyland Stadium is located in Knoxville, TN and is home to the Tennessee Volunteers football team. The stadium that originally went by Shields-Watkins Field had its named changed in 1962 in order to honor former head coach and athletic director General Robert Neyland.
The stadium has a capacity of 102,455, making it the sixth largest stadium in the world. In this blog, you’ll learn everything you need to know about seating in Neyland Stadium, including row and seat numbers, seat views, best and worst seats, student section details, parking, tailgating and more. Once you’re ready to buy tickets, check out TickPick’s cheap Tennessee Volunteers tickets, where we never charge service fees!
- 1 Neyland Stadium Seating Chart
- 2 Neyland Stadium Section Breakdown
- 3 Neyland Stadium Seat Numbers
- 4 Parking and Tailgating at Neyland Stadium
- 5 Best Seats at Neyland Stadium
Neyland Stadium Seating Chart
Scroll over each section for the seat view and row breakdown.
Neyland Stadium Section Breakdown
The sections at Neyland Stadium can be a bit confusing compared to a more standard naming of their sections that exists at other stadiums. The lower level is simple enough, starting with Section A near the end zone on the visitor sideline, then wrapping all the way to the other side of the stadium and ending with Section W on the opposite sideline of A. Beyond those sections in the north end zone are sections that begin with X1-X5, then go through Y6-Y10, then Z11-Z15. The upper level of the stadium is all double letters that begin with AA in the East Sky Boxes through FF, then go through GG-QQ on the south end of the stadium, then following a similar XX, YY, ZZ pattern as those sections in the lower level below behind the north end zone.
The vast majority of seats at the stadium are bleacher seating, meaning no chair backs. The only sections that do have chairbacks are all Club seats and boxes, as well as nearly all seats in the double lettered sections in the North End Zone, with rows 1, 2, 13-36 in Section XX1 also having chairbacks.
Tennessee Student Sections
The Tennessee student sections are located in Sections D through J, as well as the front half of Section K.
Plenty of students will camp out during game weeks for a chance to get as close to the action as possible.
Team Benches and Sideline
The Tennessee sideline and team benches are located in front of Sections S, T, U, and V. The visitor sideline can be found on the opposite side of the stadium in front of Sections B, C, D, and E.
Tennessee Club Sections
Both the East and West Clubs at Neyland Stadium provide a covered climate-controlled club room with wide, cushioned seats with chairbacks, as well as access to a pregame and halftime buffets and non-alcoholic beverages, as well as private restrooms.
Tennessee Terrace Club Sections
Tennessee Terrace Club seating – located in Sections T1-T7 – include access to private restrooms, a climate-controlled concourse area, as well as an expanded food area with tables and chairback seating with extra legroom. These Terrace Clubs are perfectly located on the Tennessee sideline and are the best escape from the oppressive sun in Knoxville, as it provides shade and climate-controlled areas for fans looking to beat the heat.
Visiting Team Fan Sections
Visiting team fans can find seats in Rows 16 and up in sections GG through OO, which are near the large videoboard. The front half of Sections A and B are also designated as visitor seating, as well as the bottom half of Sections Z13-Z15. If you’re a Vols fan, you may want to avoid these sections!
Seats in the Shade at Neyland Stadium
Anybody who has been to an early season game at Neyland Stadium can tell you how intense that Tennessee heat can be, and fortunately, Neyland Stadium actually offers a decent amount of covered or shaded seating, at least when compared to many other stadiums. About 25% of all seats in this stadium offer some cover from the brutal heat at different times of the day. Seats that are covered are all seats in the West Club, rows 52 and above in Sections A, H, and J, and rows 16 and above in Sections XX1 and YY6.
Neyland Stadium Seat Numbers
The seat numbers at Neyland Stadium are similar to most venues in that the lowest seat number is always going to be on the right side of the section when you are facing the field.
Parking and Tailgating at Neyland Stadium
This is a detailed map of the designated parking areas near Neyland Stadium. Anything colored in orange requires a parking permit, while any lot labeled with P is designated public parking.
Most lots directly surrounding the stadium are designated lots that require a parking permit. If you do not have a parking pass please refer to any lots that are listed as general parking. There are several general parking lots near campus, so there are options.
Tips for Tailgating at a Vols Game:
- Arrive early so you have your pick of parking spot.
- Fan tailgating is allowed in the lots surrounding the stadium starting at least five hours prior to kickoff.
- Cell service can get spotty, so it’s advised to mark your tailgate with a large (unique) flag so friends and family can find you.
- They only serve alcohol at the East and West Clubs and Tennessee Terrace, which only club ticket holders have access to…
- Don’t be in a rush to leave after the game, you are better off finishing your leftovers at your tailgate and waiting for traffic to die down.
Best Seats at Neyland Stadium
As cliche as it is, there really isn’t a bad seat at Neyland Stadium. You can feel the energy of the crowd from all corners of the stadium. But, like any football stadium, the best viewing will come in the sections between the 30 yard lines.
Personally, I prefer sitting near the student section near section 8. There is a contagious energy that spreads from the students to every surrounding section. It makes for a unique game day experience.
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