Neyland Stadium, located in Knoxville, Tennessee, is now one of the biggest university stadiums in the United States. As part of the renovation project at the University of Tennessee site, architect McCarty Holsaple, in collaboration with a lighting consultant, initiated a large-scale project combining backlit graphics and hanging lanterns. The emblematic orange color and the printed pictures immortalize the important moments associated with the University of Tennessee venue.
The concept of sublimation printed, and backlit light boxes were selected to create a warm atmosphere and soft glow to the storied stadium. In all, this project created four impressive double-sided lightboxes sized at 56 ft by 13 ft and hung with aircraft cable for a minimalist effect. The size and scale not only lived up to the expectations of both architects and stakeholders but also continues to capture the imaginations of Vols fans at every home game.
Special thanks to photographer Shawn Weimer.