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Nissan Stadium

Nashville, TN

Home of the Tennessee Titans

3.7

4.1

Nissan Stadium (map it)
1 Titans Way
Nashville, TN 37213


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Year Opened: 1999

Capacity: 69,143

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Titan Up in Music City

There's linear progress being made in Nashville on both the football field and the riverfront stadium that houses the Tennessee Titans.

Situated directly on the banks of the Cumberland River, Nissan Stadium has been home to the Titans for nearly two decades. It has seen its fair share of special moments, but those moments have become more and more rare in recent memory.

The history of the storied franchise that was formerly known as the Houston Oilers is scattered throughout Nissan Stadium, giving you that cozy feeling of being in an NFL stadium.

Buzz is certainly growing in this football city, and it's not just about college football. The Titans are turning heads with their fresh, young roster spearheaded by Marcus Mariota. Fans are excited, and the stadium usually has no issue selling out its capacity that falls just short of 70,000.

There's still a power-struggle between home and away fans when storied franchises visit Nissan Stadium. Unfortunately, it has become common place for Titans fans to deal with.

Progress is certainly being made, thanks in large part to winning results on the field, but much more needs to be achieved to bring it up to the NFL expectation.

3.7

What is FANFARE?

The FANFARE scale is our metric device for rating each stadium experience. It covers the following:

  • Food & Beverage
  • Atmosphere
  • Neighborhood
  • Fans
  • Access
  • Return on Investment
  • Extras

Each area is rated from 0 to 5 stars with 5 being the best. The overall composite score is the "FANFARE Score".

Food & Beverage    4

Vast improvements have been made in this area; the selection has always been good, but the efficiency has always been a well-known problem. This area seems to have been addressed drastically. There are ample amounts of concession areas on all levels, 60 to be exact.

If you're sitting on the lower level, go the barbeque route. You'll see a Jack Daniel's concession stand that sells smoked pulled pork and chicken. This isn't typical stadium food. These tasty items range between $7 to $11, depending on how hungry you are. I suggest the pork nachos, coming in at $10.

It wouldn't be Nashville without offering a hot chicken sandwich, and you can try that for yourself at the Logan's Roadhouse concession stands. You can also enjoy chicken tenders and pork sandwiches. There are several of these on the bottom level and upper level. These items work their way up from $6 to over $10.

The more ordinary dining options are available as well. Hot dogs, burgers, nachos and peanuts range from $3 to $6.

As for your alcohol options, beers are competitively priced and what you should expect at any NFL event. The 16-ounce beers in cans come in at $8.50, and you won't even have to get out of your seat to get another one. Beer vendors are everywhere and stay available through the third quarter. Liquor is also up for purchase and is easily accessible.

Atmosphere    4

With so many NFL stadiums now going the indoor route, it's nice to still find open-air stadiums these days. Nothing beats crisp football weather with the sun beaming off the players' helmets. Assuming the weather is nice, that's what you'll get at Nissan Stadium.

There's also something special about being in a downtown stadium, and not one just dropped in the middle of an open field. Take in the scenery as you look west of the stadium.

Two large jumbotrons in either end zone make it easy to catch all the action and see replays of the plays you missed. They also do a solid job at updating in-game stats and scores from around the league.

They've recently jazzed up the intros when the Titans players run onto the field. They shoot two flames high into the air as the players run between the two and onto the field - a perfect way to set up a team called the Titans.

You'll love the way the stadium pays homage to all the greats that wore the Oilers/Titans uniforms in the past and present. There are massive murals of these players throughout the interior and exterior, and the all-time greats are listed along the top level right above where the seating stops.

One area that is improving, but still has work to do, is how loud the stadium can get. Lots of losing in recent years have angered some fans to the point of dumping their tickets and leaving a lot of empty seats. It hasn't been as bad this 2016 - 2017 season thanks to more winning. However, it can get better. This stadium still can sound more like a library than an NFL game at times.

Neighborhood    5

It really doesn't get much better than where Nissan Stadium is located. You couldn't take your hand and place an NFL stadium in a better spot. It's directly downtown and just a 10-minute walk from more honky tonk bars than you can count on two hands. More franchises are starting to build their stadiums near plenty of bars and nightlife, but the Titans have enjoyed this since they came here in 1999.

A pedestrian walking bridge makes it easy to walk right over the game when your pre-game festivities are over. You'll also enjoy a scenic look over the Cumberland River.

Be advised that there isn't much of anything on the other side of the river where Nissan Stadium sits, unless you're partaking in the tailgating aspect.

Uber and Lyft rides are plentiful, and you're also a short drive away from other fun districts of Nashville like the Gulch, Midtown, and even the Opryland Resort. You can go ahead and book a fun weekend in Nashville centered around your game day experience with little traveling to worry about.

Fans    3

Perhaps the biggest area that needs improvement are the fans, but I'm not referring to the loyalty of the ones this team already has. I'm addressing the elephant in the room that is the number of true fans that actually make it to games.

If the Titans are playing any of the NFL's several storied franchises, like the Steelers or Packers, you can expect a 50-50 turnout of home and away fans. That simply can't happen, and doesn't happen, to a majority of NFL franchises. Now, the Titans faced an uphill battle from the start when they moved here. Many football fans who already lived in Nashville when the Titans came here had already pledged their allegiance to a certain team. It's hard to expect those diehard fans to just change teams halfway through their lives.

Until Titans fans avoid getting outnumbered in their own stadium, it will be hard to give them a higher score. For what it's worth, the loyalty and passion of true Titans fans that show up to these games can't be overlooked. They have stuck with their team through very tough times and deserve a lot of credit. There's still plenty of them there every home game, but more is needed on a consistent basis.

Access    4

If you can't find Nissan Stadium, then you probably shouldn't be driving due to horrible eyesight. You can't miss the stadium, which is located directly off Interstate 24, east of downtown. Parking is ample and surrounds every side of the stadium, except on the western side.

You can always park on the other side of the river and walk across the bridge. It's perfectly safe and only a 10-15 minute walk depending on where you're coming from. You can find parking garages and lots throughout the city for considerably cheaper than what you will pay to park in one of the stadium lots.

If you're sitting up top, prepare yourself for a journey that feels like it will never end. There are long ramps that zig-zag all the way appearing like you will never make it to the end. That walk is even worse when you're making the walk of shame on the losing end.

Return on Investment    3

You can't go into it thinking you're going to get a bargain, prices are what you would expect at an NFL game. The Titans have no problem selling out home games due to the fact that Nashville is becoming a destination city, driving up the price higher than what you may expect for a mediocre football team.

The best way for you to save a little money is avoiding the stadium lots that charge upwards of $20 and park in a garage across the river. Another effective way is to enjoy a pre-game meal at one of the several awesome bars or restaurants that open early on game days.

Ticket prices vary by opponent. If the Packers are on the schedule, or a team equivalent to their prowess, then you're paying well over $50 to sit up top. Lower level will put you at or near triple digits in price.

Extras    3

Fan engagement has really become a major part of attending a Titans game. They do a ton of in-game contests, games, and other fun things to keep fans entertained during all of the TV timeouts.

I have to give an extra point to how awesome of a job the Titans do at giving their salute to the military throughout the game. They don't stop with a simple "thank you." There are several instances when the announcer salutes certain veterans and the entire stadium stands up to cheer. At one point during the game of this review, a military mom surprised her son on the field and they embraced. A very cool moment that won't be forgotten.

How the city of Nashville embraces this team earns another extra point. This city really is starving for the Titans to be great again, and you will see that when you pay a visit.

Final Thoughts

There's no denying the notion that the Titans are making drastic progress on the field. However, I have trouble concluding as to how the stadium experience is progressing. I do think that things have gotten mildly better, most notably at the concession areas. Direct improvements to the stadium are still needed, but a brand new stadium will need to be addressed in the coming years. Nissan Stadium is certainly beautiful, even though it's falling behind when you compare it to the rest of the NFL.

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Crowd Reviews

First and Tenn

Total Score: 4.00

  • Food & Beverage: 5
  • Atmosphere 2
  • Neighborhood: 4
  • Fans: 5
  • Access: 5
  • RoI: 5
  • Extras: 2

LP Field was constructed in 1999 on 105 acres of the east bank of the Cumberland River and overlooks downtown Nashville. The stadium seats 68,798 fans for a football game, including 12,000 club level seats on both sides of the stadium. The sight lines in the stadium are good, and the vertical height of the stadium provides a good view of the field even from the upper decks.

Parking around the stadium is limited to season ticket permit holders, and there is good egress to and from the stadium for those that park close by. There is ample parking in many surface lots and garages in the downtown area. Fans walking to the stadium have use of a dedicated pedestrian bridge as well as two other bridges to get to the stadium.

Once inside the stadium, fans have multiple dining choices that range from the standard stadium fare to an extensive buffet located in the club level. The buffet is pricey, charging $27.00 per person, but it is an all you can eat affair, with offerings ranging from carved roast beef, brunch offerings, and barbecue. If you are going to eat at the buffet, come hungry. Burgers, deli sandwiches, pizza, brats, barbecue, and hot dogs are offered at numerous concession stands throughout the stadium and club level, with prices in the $5-6 for most items. The club level offers two full bars and numerous flat screen televisions to view not only the live action on the field but other NFL games that are in progress in a climate controlled environment.

The stadium is within easy walking distance from the downtown Nashville entertainment district. This area offers numerous dining and entertainment options, including many live music venues. Many fans of the Titans that do not have tickets gather at local bars and restaurants to watch the game.

One of the favorite haunts for visitors to the downtown area is Robert's Western World. This authentic country bar is home to traditional country music and is located at 416 Broadway, the main entertainment strip in downtown Nashville. The bar is approximately five blocks from the stadium and is within easy walking distance. In addition to the traditional country acts, Robert's is a popular gathering place for locals and tourists, and it is not uncommon to run into some well known entertainers there such as Dwight Yoakum and Hank Williams, Jr.. They serve a limited but traditional bar menu, and are known for their burgers. The beer selection is extensive, but many visitors enjoy the traditional offerings such as PBR and Miller. Not a particularly large venue means that visitors should arrive early to get a seat and avoid the crowds.

Big River Grill is located at the corner of 4th Ave. and Broadway, three blocks from the stadium. Big River Grill is an expansive establishment that offers ample seating indoors and a patio for outdoor seating. A varied menu offers many dining choices, from salads and light fare to steaks. Diners can find offerings that fit any appetite and taste, and most foods are made from scratch. Big River has an extensive selection of beers, including many craft beers that are brewed on site. The Czech Lager, brewed on site, is an award winning beer. Visitors can find most any type of beer, but the craft beers are exceptional and worth the visit. This popular spot fills quickly on game days before the game, and stays busy until well after the game is over.

Titan Up

Total Score: 4.14

  • Food & Beverage: 5
  • Atmosphere 5
  • Neighborhood: 3
  • Fans: 4
  • Access: 5
  • RoI: 4
  • Extras: 3

Football is king in Tennessee, and you’ll immediately understand why when you attend a game at LP Field to see the Tennessee Titans play. When the Titans first came to Nashville from Houston, they enjoyed a great home-field advantage that had them start 16-0 before losing their first game at home.

Over the 13-plus years that LP Field has been opened, it has been used as a great venue for football. In addition to it being home to the Tennessee Titans, and it has also been the site of the Music City Bowl since it first opened in 1999. However, it is clear that LP Field has become a little outdated in comparison to other NFL stadiums. Its capacity sits somewhere in the middle of seating capacities in the NFL.

The seats can also become a little cramped, and the stadium definitely lacks the flashiness of the newer breed of NFL stadiums. With some of the cosmetic issues aside, you’ll definitely enjoy your NFL experience at LP Field. The fans are some of the kindest you’ll probably run into on your NFL journey, and the beautiful view of the Nashville skyline during the Monday Night Football game I attended capped off what was overall a great experience.

Terrific Venue

Total Score: 4.43

  • Food & Beverage: 4
  • Atmosphere 5
  • Neighborhood: 5
  • Fans: 4
  • Access: 4
  • RoI: 5
  • Extras: 4

My son and I try to get to several Titans games in a season and always find the trip a pleasure! Even though they haven't had much on-field success lately there is a very strong and loyal fan base in Nashville for the Titans. Last year we went to the Jaguars game which was the last of the season and the place was still nearly full.

Although the reviewer is accurate about the immediate area surrounding LP Field, downtown Nashville, especially the area along Broadway is outstanding, day or night.

For parking, I suggest the Hilton located on the corner of 4th and Broadway. Park underground in the garage for $20, head up to the lobby, then just across the street is the access to the foot bridge to take you to LP Field. After the game, by the time you've walked back, getting out is a breeze and it's a quick trip back to the Interstates.

I've had many memorable father/son weekends at LP Field and look forward to many more.

Try the Pie

Total Score: 4.00

  • Food & Beverage: 5
  • Atmosphere 4
  • Neighborhood: 5
  • Fans: 3
  • Access: 4
  • RoI: 4
  • Extras: 3

Great food choices including incredibly tasty pot pies and turkey legs are what I will remember about this stadium. It's east of the river, and the downtown is west, just a few minutes away over a bridge. Lots to see and do downtown, once you get to the stadium, you will go straight in. Great new scoreboards at either end zone, but other than that, a fairly typical NFL venue with 3 seating levels.

Clash of the Titans

Total Score: 4.00

  • Food & Beverage: 4
  • Atmosphere 4
  • Neighborhood: 5
  • Fans: 4
  • Access: 4
  • RoI: 3
  • Extras: 4

In the early 90s, could anyone really foresee an NFL football franchise moving from Houston to Nashville? In 1996 it actually happened. Unhappy with the Astrodome and the lack of progress with the City of Houston, Oilers owner Bud Adams began negotiating with Nashville mayor Phil Bredesen on the possibility of moving the Oilers. Nearly 20 years later, the re-christened Tennessee Titans find themselves at the heart of one of the fastest growing cities in North America.

With the move of the Oilers to Tennessee, and short stints at the Liberty Bowl in Memphis and Vanderbilt Stadium in Nashville, the city would end up building a new stadium on the banks of the Cumberland River. The stop in Memphis was a disaster, and fortunes looked up for the Titans in their new stadium. With some new found stability, the Titans could solely focus on the on-field product, which would include 2 AFC Conference Final appearances and an appearance in Super Bowl XXXIV against the St. Louis Rams. That 1999 team provided one of the most significant moments in NFL history, the last second touchdown in the AFC Wild Card game now known as the Music City Miracle.

Titans!!!!!!

Total Score: 5.00

  • Food & Beverage: 5
  • Atmosphere 5
  • Neighborhood: 5
  • Fans: 5
  • Access: 5
  • RoI: 5
  • Extras: 5

Titans rock

Titan Up

Total Score: 3.86

  • Food & Beverage: 4
  • Atmosphere 4
  • Neighborhood: 5
  • Fans: 4
  • Access: 4
  • RoI: 3
  • Extras: 3

Rising above the east bank of the Cumberland River in Nashville, Tennessee is Nissan Stadium, home of the Tennessee Titans and the Music City Miracle. This gem of a stadium offers everything from good old-fashioned Nashville BBQ and whiskey to friendly people to one of the best upper-level views in the NFL. Constructed in 1999 with a capacity of 69,134, Nissan Stadium plays host to the Tennessee State Tigers, Music City Bowl, Tennessee Titans, the CMA Festival, and countless other concerts throughout the course of a year. It was at Nissan Stadium on 8 January 2000 that Kevin Dyson took a lateral from Frank Wycheck for the game winning touchdown over the Bills in what remains one of the greatest playoff victories in NFL history.

Giants/ Titans Game

Total Score: 4.00

  • Food & Beverage: 4
  • Atmosphere 5
  • Neighborhood: 2
  • Fans: 3
  • Access: 5
  • RoI: 5
  • Extras: 4

LP Field is a gem in the heart of Music City. The fans, that actually showed up since the Titans weren't playing well this season, were loud and proud. The food and drinks were reasonably priced. Tickets were sold out in advance (since a lot of fans came up from Oxford, MS to see Eli Manning). LP is near the interstate so getting to and from the stadium isn't a problem. There isn't a lot to do in the immediate area, but if you go across the bridge, you will get to downtown Nashville and that is where everything is. The stadium offers free WiFi to the fans, which is a plus for those who use Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and the like. I will go back in the future, but I will probably go back when they play a rival, such as Houston or Indianapolis.

Nissan Stadium Bringing New Buzz to Nashville

Total Score: 3.43

  • Food & Beverage: 2
  • Atmosphere 4
  • Neighborhood: 5
  • Fans: 3
  • Access: 4
  • RoI: 4
  • Extras: 2

It’s amazing how giving a new name to a stadium can bring a whole new energy and electricity. That’s what fans are feeling when attending a game at Nissan Stadium, where the Tennessee Titans have played football since moving from Houston in 1999.

Sure, there were some cosmetic changes made to the stadium prior to the 2015 season, which also saw the stadium’s name change to Nissan Stadium from LP Field. As a whole, the stadium itself is still very much the same. However, the product on the field has been lacking for nearly a decade now, and Nissan Stadium is still outdated in certain spots compared to many other NFL venues.

However, you still can’t ask for a better backdrop that sits behind Nissan Stadium. The Nashville skyline sits in the background, and Nissan Stadium sits in the heart of all of the excitement that downtown has to offer. It makes it extremely convenient for fans to enjoy their time before and after the game.

The team also does a great job of not forgetting their past as the Houston Oilers, with numerous players from those teams recognized throughout the stadium. The Titans are now trying to build a new history in a venue that has so much potential, if the team can ever return to the glory days.

Titan Up in Music City

Total Score: 3.71

  • Food & Beverage: 4
  • Atmosphere 4
  • Neighborhood: 5
  • Fans: 3
  • Access: 4
  • RoI: 3
  • Extras: 3

There’s linear progress being made in Nashville on both the football field and the riverfront stadium that houses the Tennessee Titans.

Situated directly on the banks of the Cumberland River, Nissan Stadium has been home to the Titans for nearly two decades. It has seen its fair share of special moments, but those moments have become more and more rare in recent memory.

The history of the storied franchise that was formerly known as the Houston Oilers is scattered throughout Nissan Stadium, giving you that cozy feeling of being in an NFL stadium.

Buzz is certainly growing in this football city, and it’s not just about college football. The Titans are turning heads with their fresh, young roster spearheaded by Marcus Mariota. Fans are excited, and the stadium usually has no issue selling out its capacity that falls just short of 70,000.

There’s still a power-struggle between home and away fans when storied franchises visit Nissan Stadium. Unfortunately, it has become common place for Titans fans to deal with.

Progress is certainly being made, thanks in large part to winning results on the field, but much more needs to be achieved to bring it up to the NFL expectation.

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Local Food & Drink

Robert's Western World  (map it!)

416B Broadway

Nashville, TN 37203

(615) 244-9552

http://robertswesternworld.com/

Crema  (map it!)

15 Hermitage Ave

Nashville, TN 37204

(615) 255-8311

http://www.crema-coffee.com/

Arnold's Country Kitchen  (map it!)

605 8th Ave S

Nashville, TN 37203

(615) 256-4455

http://www.hollyeats.com/ArnoldsCountryKitchen.htm

Rippy's BBQ  (map it!)

429 Broadway

Nashville, TN 37203

(615) 244-7477

http://www.rippysbarandgrill.com/

B.B. King's Blues Club  (map it!)

152 2nd Ave N

Nashville, TN 37201

(615) 256-2727

http://www.bbkingclubs.com/?page=nashhome

Jimmy Buffet's Margaritaville  (map it!)

322 Broadway

Nashville, TN 37201

(615) 208-9080

http://www.margaritavillenashville.com/

Broadway Brewhouse  (map it!)

317 Broadway

Nashville, TN 37201

(615) 271-2838

http://downtown.broadwaybrewhouse.net/

Puckett's Grocery  (map it!)

500 Church St

Nashville, TN 37219

(615) 770-2772

http://puckettsgro.com/nashville/

Local Entertainment

Country Music Hall of Fame  (map it!)

222 5th Avenue South

Nashville, TN 37203

(615) 416-2001

http://countrymusichalloffame.org/

Grand Ole Opry  (map it!)

2804 Opryland Dr

Nashville, TN 37214

(615) 871-OPRY

http://www.opry.com/

The Stage on Broadway  (map it!)

412 Broadway

Nashville, TN 37203

(615) 726-0504

http://thestageonbroadway.com/theStageOn/home.php

Robert's Western World  (map it!)

416B Broadway

Nashville, TN 37203

(615) 244-9552

http://robertswesternworld.com/

Lodging

Opryland Hotel  (map it!)

2800 Opryland Dr

Nashville, TN 37214

(615) 889-1000

http://www.gaylordhotels.com/gaylord-opryland/

DoubleTree Nashville Downtown  (map it!)

315 4th Ave N

Nashville, TN 37219

(615) 244-8200

http://doubletree3.hilton.com/en/hotels/tennessee/doubletree-by-hilton-hotel-nashville-downtown-BNADUDT/index.html

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