|Country||United States of America|
|Other names||Adelphia Coliseum (1999–2002), The Coliseum (2002–2006), LP Field (2006–2015)|
|Construction||03/05/1997 - 08/1999|
|Cost||$ 290 million|
|Address||One Titans Way, Nashville, TN 37213, USA|
Description: Nissan Stadium
The vision of building Nashville’s new central stadium was strictly connected to the idea of bringing NFL there. In 1995 the Houston Oilers were contemplating relocation and settled for this spot, finalizing the move in the summer of 1999.
By then the new arena was ready, built on once-industrial grounds just east of the business district, right beside the Cumberland River. Together with traditional layout on the north-south axis, this offers some fans in the east stand’s upper tier a good view of Nashville’s skyline.
Only the lowermost tier is continuous around the entire field, two upper ones (business and regular) spread along the field with ends open. Giant screens are located in the free space (replaced by new ones in 2012). Access to the upper decks is provided by four large ramps in each corner of the stadium, though since 2012 new amenities include fast elevators in some areas.
The stadium suffered from a couple disasters. Back in 1998 when it was still under construction, a tornado went through it and tore down the cranes. Despite this, it was delivered in time. Then in 2010 the stadium was flooded after very heavy rainfall and required serious repair works.
Beside the Tennessee Titans games, the stadium was also designed with soccer/football in mind and was indeed used by national teams of the US, both female, male and youth sides. Also exhibition soccer games were held here. To receive state funding, the building also had to host Tennessee State Tigers, second main tenant of the stadium. Altogether it cost $290 million to build, of which half was covered by taxpayers ($144m), agreed upon in a public vote.
USA: Nissan Stadium makeover in full swing
While seats are being ripped off, new red paintwork begins to cover ramps leading to Nissan Stadium. The $15 million upgrade will end before new NFL season.
USA: Nissan Stadium to get new seats
Fans will soon have new seats to enjoy while cheering on the Tennessee Titans. A $15 million project will enhance Nissan Stadium’s infrastructure.
USA: LP Field changes to Nissan Stadium
New 20-year deal with Nissan North America means the Tennessee Titans will from now on play at the world’s second Nissan Stadium.
USA: Players and coaches with microphones?
In an attempt to bring more fans to NFL games, the league authorities are planning to plant microphones onto players and coaches, allowing everyone to hear what they say. According to Sports Business Journal, it’s a matter of a couple upcoming seasons.
USA: What’s better for matchday experience than a camera in the changing rooms?
American Football league NFL continues its efforts to compete with TV broadcasting. In another attempt to get fans off their couches and into the stands, the league has just mandated… changing room cameras.
USA: Bar-type standing terraces growing in the NFL?
An executive of the NFL predicts that future stadiums may be less about watching the game and more about a bar-type atmosphere of special decks with standing room. LA Times and NBC report.