Step Inside: Nissan Stadium – Home of the Tennessee Titans
|Venue Quick Facts|
|Venue Name||Nissan Stadium|
|Address||1 Titans Way, Nashville, TN 37213|
|Phone #||(615) 565-4300|
|Opened||August 27, 1999|
Home of the Tennessee Titans, Nissan Stadium is Nashville’s premier sports arena. Located on the east bank of the Cumberland River across from downtown Nashville, Nissan Stadium hosts a variety of sporting events, including home games for the Tennessee Titans and the Tennessee State Tigers football team.
Opening as the Adelphia Coliseum in 1999 to coincide with the team’s inaugural season as the Tennessee Titans, Nissan Stadium has grown to become a fixture of the state’s capital, playing host to the annual TransPerfect Music City Bowl postseason college football game, the nascent Major League Soccer team Nashville SC’s first two seasons and numerous headlining performances during the city-wide CMA Music Festival. Taylor Swift set the stadium’s all-time attendance record with over 70,000 fans checking in at her massive May 7, 2023 show. Ed Sheeran broke that record on July 22, 2023 when 73,874 attended his show.
The official address for Nissan Stadium is 1 Titans Way.
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Nissan Stadium History
Opening its gates to guests for the first time in 1999, Nissan Stadium (then called Adelphia Coliseum) hosted its first regular season NFL game on September 12, 1999, when the newly relocated Tennessee Titans narrowly beat the Cincinnati Bengals, 36-35. The game was the culmination of a four-year-long endeavor that ultimately saw the Houston Oilers relocate from Texas to Nashville under the new Titans franchise name. Integral to the deal struck between Oilers owner Bud Adams and Nashville Mayor Bill Bredesen was an agreement that included building the team a new stadium on the east bank of the Cumberland River across from downtown Nashville.
With an initial construction cost of $290 million, Nissan Stadium has undergone a series of renovations and improvements since its construction in 1999. In 2012, Nissan Stadium was upgraded with new sound systems, high-speed elevators, LED ribbon boards and two massive HD Lighthouse LED video displays (measuring 157 feet by 54 feet), which where then the second-largest screens in an NFL stadium — behind the jumbo screens at the Dallas Cowboys’ AT&T Stadium.
Through its long history in Nashville, Nissan Stadium has hosted performances by iconic musical artists such as Beyoncé, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Chris Stapleton, Ed Sheeran and The Rolling Stones. In addition to Titans games, the stadium has been the site of the NHL Stadium Series, Major League Soccer games, FIFA World Cup Qualifiers, the NCAA Music City Bowl, and the Music City Grand Prix.
Parking and Admission at Nissan Stadium
Though they often sell out, Nissan Stadium offers seasonal parking passes for its 17 surrounding lots, accessible from I-24 East via Exit 48 (James Robertson Parkway), Exit 49 (Shelby Street) and from I-24 West via Exit 47 (Jefferson Street). After exiting the interstate, guests should follow the roadside signs that indicate access to their specific lot letter (A-T). Nissan Stadium lots include 114 accessible parking spaces to accommodate guests with disabilities, who should have their ADA placard or license plate visible when entering the lot.
For fans and patrons without seasonal parking passes, parking options in downtown Nashville and in areas surrounding the stadium include parking garages located at 400 Charlotte Ave, 350 Deaderick St, 158 4th Ave N, 211 Commerce St, 100 Demonbreun St, 222 2nd Ave, 210 Molloy St and 314 3rd Ave S.
Rideshare options for Titans fans on game day include the InShuttle park-and-ride program that runs shuttles starting 90 minutes before kickoff until 15 minutes after kickoff. Shuttles resume again for approximately 90 minutes after the game ends. Roundtrip tickets cost $15 (free for children five and under) and accessible buses are available for guests with disabilities. Nashville’s only commuter train, the WeGo Star, is also available for rideshare on game days as The Titan Express, bringing guests and fans from the surrounding communities of Lebanon, Hamilton Springs, Martha, Mt. Juliet, Hermitage and Donelson to Nissan Stadium.
Entrance to Nissan Stadium is granted two hours prior to kickoff on game days and guests are encouraged to arrive early.
Nissan Stadium Bag Policy
Fans visiting Nissan Stadium are strongly encouraged to not bring bags into the stadium to help make getting through the gates faster. However, in compliance with the NFL’s clear bag policy, exceptions are made for clear bags no larger than 12″ x 12″ x 6″ and non-transparent bags no larger than 4.5″ x 6.5.″ To ensure the safety of guests, the list of prohibited items includes, but is not limited to: weapons of any kind, illegal drugs, outside alcoholic beverages, drones, umbrellas, coolers, glass bottles, aerosol and non-aerosol cans, among other items. For a complete list of prohibited items guests should visit nissanstadium.com.
Nissan Stadium Capacity and Seating
Nissan Stadium features a three-level seating plan with lower bowl seating surrounding the field and upper levels and club seating comprising the field’s dual towers, which stand above the lower bowl along both sidelines. During sports events, Nissan Stadium has a seating capacity of 69,143, with an expanded capacity of 71,000 for concerts and special events. For guests interested in additional amenities, the stadium’s luxury suits are located in both the Eastern and Western towers. Luxury suits include access to VIP parking, the Club Lounge, concierge services and dedicated suite attendants.
What are the best seats at Nissan Stadium?
The best seats at Nissan Stadium vary depending on the event and personal preferences. Check out Nissan Stadium seating charts and find your favorite seat today.
Food and Beverages at Nissan Stadium
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Nissan Stadium boasts a wide variety of food, drink and concessions options, including regional staples like barbecue and Nashville hot chicken, as well as stadium favorites like pizza and hot dogs. Visitors interested in sampling the local cuisine should check out options like Nashgrille, Tri Star Chicken, Southern Smoke, Puckett’s Trolley, Martin’s Bar-B-Que Joint and Bent Buckle BBQ. For fans interested in more standard stadium fare, check out Slim + Husky’s Pizza, Classic Hits, and TN General Store. If you’re looking to sample Nissan Stadium’s wide range of drink options, check out Yee-Haw Brewing Co., Jack Daniel’s, Epic Western Cocktail Co., and many other options.
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