The Nissan Stadium is found in Nashville, Tennessee, on the east bank of the Cumberland River. The Stadium is home to the NFL team, the Tennessee Titans. The stadium is under the ownership of Davidson County and the Metropolitan Government of Nashville.
As well as the Titans, the Nissan Stadium is also the home for the Tennessee State University football team. For a couple of years, it will also be the home ground for the Nashville SC MLS team. In addition to sports, big concerts frequently take place in the Nissan Stadium.
The stadium first opened in 1999 and has operated under a number of different names. It has a natural grass playing surface, usually renewed each November. There are three levels of seating (including two towers housing luxury suites) with a capacity of 69,000.
History of the Nissan Stadium
In 1995 talks began about bringing an NFL franchise to Tennessee. The discussion initially focused on the Houston Oilers because the city of Houston was unwilling to back the creation of a new stadium. There were also issues with its existing lease.
Residents in the area of the stadium voted in 1996 in favour of allocating $144 million worth of the public's money to the development of a stadium. Conditions were that the local university team could also play their games there. Another condition was the team had the name “Tennessee” rather than Nashville as this would be more appealing across the state.
There was a delay to the building of the stadium after a tornado hit the site. And heavy rain in 2010 resulted in the playing surface being under six feet of water and the locker rooms being flooded. Upgrades were made in summer 2012, such as installation of a new sound system, new LED ribbon boards, and video displays.
Stadium naming rights
There have been numerous names for the Nissan Stadium over the years. After it was finished, it was called the Adelphia Coliseum as part of a 15-year naming rights agreement worth $30 million. However, Adelphia filed for bankruptcy in 2002 and this led to the stadium being called “The Coliseum” for four years.
LP Building Products paid $30 million for a ten-year naming rights deal in 2006. Car manufacturer Nissan has its US headquarters in nearby Franklin and bought the rights for naming the stadium for 20 years in 2015.
Since the Titans came to the Nissan Stadium in 1999, they have had a strong home record, including a straight run of 13 wins in their first games played at the stadium. They reached the playoffs on eight occasions as well as getting to the AFC Championship game on three occasions, and have played in a single Super Bowl.
All of the home games have been sold out since the stadium’s opening in 1999, which is an impressive feat. There is a big demand each year for season tickets, as well as personal seat licenses.
Other events at the Nissan Stadium
International soccer games involving the United States team often take place in Nissan Stadium, as well as big competitive fixtures for the men’s and women's national teams.
Nashville SC will also play its initial two seasons in the MLS in the Nissan Stadium. As well as soccer, many music events have taken place in the arena, including George Strait, Kenny Chesney, One Direction, Tim McGraw, The Rolling Stones, Beyonce, Taylor Swift, and Ed Sheeran.
Betting on games at the Nissan Stadium
The Nissan Stadium has been a fortress for the Tennessee Titans since they moved there. Teams find it tough to compete in this arena that is always jam-packed with a great fan base.
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