USA: Titans to move to new home soon?
source: StadiumDB.com; author: Maciej Ściłba
Tennessee Titans have released renderings of the facility that will most likely replace the run-down Nissan Stadium and become their new home arena. The design is incredibly impressive. Once built, it is sure to become one of Nashville's landmarks.
The new home of the Titans would have an area close to two million square feet! All because of the commercial facilities, which would earn for themselves not only during NFL games. Renderings suggest that it will not be a stadium with a typical shape, but a commercial and retail building with an arena capable of holding 60,000 spectators at its heart.
At this point it is unknown whether the venue will receive a retractable roof but according to Tennessee Titans CEO Burke Nihil this is unlikely to happen. It seems much more important to find a solution that allows the use of natural grass. The installation of a moving turf mechanism that would be extended outside the arena after the event is over is being considered as one of them. This is the solution used by the managers of State Farm Stadium in Arizona.
Nihil argues that the new facility will be the pride of to the entire community associated with the team. At this point, only images have been shown, so the club's management is currently focused on making sure the venue is designed to serve Nashville and Tennessee for the next several generations. The arena concept was created by Kansas City-based MANICA, which has a portfolio that includes such structures as Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, as well as the Chase Center in San Francisco. The render presented is expected to facilitate the development of site plans around the sports complex, as well as the preparation of a cost estimate with projected revenues. This part is to be handled by the Hastings architectural firm of local Nashville.
The main goal of the multi-purpose arena project is to maximize the number of events to be held there. Nashville and Tennessee Titans officials would like the venue to be alive Monday through Sunday year-round, not just for NFL games. Special attention should also be paid to the appearance of the stadium, which is to be architecturally consistent with the surroundings of the representative East Bank district.
In the rendering, the terraces above the main entrance are immediately striking. Supported by slender and dark industrial-style columns, they make an electrifying impression, giving the whole building a unique character. They are meant to offer a view of the surrounding area. This also shows that the arena's use will be both sporting and commercial.
Tennessee Titans, for the time being, use Nissan Stadium, which was opened in 1999. This venue is not very old, but it does not effectively maximize potential profits. With no roof and mediocre facilities, the number of events is not as high as it could be in a modern fully covered stadium. It is certainly sufficient for the Titans, who play in the NFL on a daily basis.