This is a time of lushness Tennessee Recent sports in relation to the past The Volunteers went 11–2 in football, their best record since 2001, and won the Orange Bowl. The men’s basketball and women’s basketball teams The Sweet 16 is a Sweet 16-person tournament.
Tennessee has reportedly been kicking around a groundbreaking architectural project in order to celebrate these achievements. Revenues from college sports are at record highs.
According to an announcement made on Wednesday afternoon, Volunteers athletics is looking at building a entertainment district between Neyland Stadium (the stadium) and Thompson-Boling Arena. report Pete Thamel of ESPN.
The proposal “is believed to the first on a college campus,” per Thamel, and is meant to resemble L.A. Live in Los Angeles.
Tennessee is currently exploring the feasibility of creating an entertainment district connecting Neyland Stadium with Thompson-Boling Arena. Imagine a LA Live-style set up on college campuses. This is the first time that this has been done.
— Pete Thamel (@PeteThamel) May 17, 2023
Knoxville is the third largest city in Tennessee, behind Nashville and Memphis.
Both Neyland Stadium & Thompson-Boling Arena can be found on Neyland Drive, in Knoxville. They are located across the Tennessee River. Currently, a parking garage separates the two venues.
A detailed breakdown of the data is required. report Adam Sparks from the Knoxville News Sentinel, that garage would be joined by “a boutique hotel, condominiums and a conference space,” and potentially “a tabletop area above the existing … parking garage for tailgating, restaurants, retail and other entertainment.” There is reportedly no timetable for the project, however.
The stadium was dedicated in 1921 as Shields-Watkins Field and has a capacity for 101,915. Thompson-Boling Arena has a capacity for 21,678 and is the largest arena owned by a university in the United States.