Neyland's house set for demolition following Florida game

Neyland's house set for demolition following Florida game

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Neyland's house set for demolition following Florida game

KNOXVILLE — The former house General Robert Neyland lived in on UT’s campus will be demolished starting on the Monday following the Florida game.

It is set for a one week completion timeline.

Tennessee will take on the Gators Sept. 22 and Neyland’s former house on 2111 Terrace Ave., will be taken down the Monday of the Georgia week. Tennessee travels to Georgia Sept. 29.

Knoxville resident Greg Minton created a petition in hopes to preserve the landmark and create a museum to showcase Neyland’s accomplishments both on and off the field.

Minton told Vols Wire that he is “disappointed in the outcome of not preserving history.”

“Unfortunately I did not expect anything less from the University of Tennessee,” Minton told Vols Wire. “They want to knock down a historic home that has been apart of this program for nearly 100 years for approximately 20 parking spots.

“Not only that, but demolition begins immediately after the Florida and Tennessee game which is headlined by replaying the 1998 game at World’s Fair Park on that Friday and honoring the national championship team that Saturday.”

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