Tennessee fan recreates Neyland Stadium in backyard


Every college football fan wants the chance to stand in the middle of their favorite team’s field. Every Florida State fan wants to ride out and spike the spear. Every Notre Dame fan wants to slap the sign on the way onto the stadium. Even every Tennessee fan wants to run across the “T” at midfield.

While they may never get the chance to do any of those on the actual field, one Volunteer fan has done a good job to recreate the stadium in Knoxville in his own backyard.

College Spun shared a photo of a replica of Neyland Stadium that Tennessee fan Mark Whitehead recreated in his backyard for his son’s birthday party. While there may not be 100,000 screaming fans surrounding the field, it is sure to make any football fan jealous.

Your move, SEC.

He even got the checkerboard pattern in the endzone down pat. That is an impressive piece of Saturday afternoon yard work if you ask me. I’m sure his son or daughter was excited to see all the trouble his dad went through just to make them happy.

Maybe Tennessee will send Smokey down their way for a visit one afternoon before the season gets going.

The Volunteers open the season on September 5 when they host Bowling Green at Nissan Stadium in Nashville.

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*Featured Photo (above) credit to USA TODAY Sports


Caleb is a young veteran of the sports journalism world that has a passion for college football, mostly the SEC, but namely the LSU Tigers. He also has an affinity for the Georgia Southern Eagles, because who doesn't love Erk Russell and national championships, right? He has experience working in print and online media as well as broadcasting, working with his high school alma mater football team and the Savannah Bananas.
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