Location in Nashville
Location in Tennessee
Location in the United States
|Former names||Adelphia Coliseum (1999–2002)|
The Coliseum (2002–2006)
LP Field (2006–2015)
|Address||1 Titans Way|
|Owner||Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County|
|Operator||Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County|
|Record attendance||College football: 69,489 (2021 Music City Bowl (Tennessee Volunteers vs. Purdue Boilermakers), December 30, 2021)|
Professional football: 69,484 (October 24, 2021, Kansas City Chiefs at Tennessee Titans
Soccer: 59,068 (February 29, 2020, Atlanta United FC at Nashville SC)
|Surface||Tifsport Bermuda Sod|
|Broke ground||May 3, 1997|
|Opened||August 27, 1999|
|Construction cost||US$290 million|
($472 million in 2021 dollars)
McKissack & McKissack
|Project manager||The Larkin Group|
|Structural engineer||Thornton Tomasetti|
|Services engineer||M-E Engineers, Inc.|
|General contractor||The Stadium Group, comprising Bovis, Jones & Jones Construction and Beers Construction|
|Tennessee Titans (NFL) 1999–present|
Tennessee State Tigers (NCAA) 1999–present
Nashville SC (MLS) 2020–2021
Music City Bowl (NCAA) 1999-present
Nissan Stadium is a multi-purpose stadium in Nashville, Tennessee, United States. Owned by the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, it is primarily used for football and is the home field of the Tennessee Titans of the National Football League (NFL) and the Tigers of Tennessee State University. The stadium is the site of the TransPerfect Music City Bowl, a postseason college football bowl game played each December, and from 2020 until 2021 the home field of Nashville SC of Major League Soccer (MLS). Nissan Stadium is used for concerts such as those affiliated with the CMA Music Festival each June. The stadium also has facilities to host public events, meetings, and parties.
Nissan Stadium is located on the east bank of the Cumberland River, across the river from downtown Nashville and has a seating capacity of 69,143. Its first regular-season game was a 36–35 win over the Cincinnati Bengals on September 12, 1999. Nissan Stadium has been known by Adelphia Coliseum (1999–2002), the Coliseum (2002–2006), and LP Field (2006–2015).
The stadium features three levels of seating. The lower bowl encompasses the field and the club and upper levels form the stadium's dual towers, rising above the lower bowl along each sideline. The stadium's luxury suites are located within the towers. Three levels of suites are located in the stadium's eastern tower, one between the lower and club levels, and two between the club and upper levels. The western tower has two levels of suites between the club and upper levels. The press box is located between the lower and club levels in the western tower. Nissan Stadium's dual video boards are behind the lower bowl in each end zone.
The playing surface of Nissan Stadium is Tifsport Bermuda Sod, a natural grass. The climate of Nashville and the wear of hosting a game nearly every weekend often requires the field to be resodded in the area between the hashes in November.
On Nissan Stadium's eastern side is the Titans Pro Shop, a retail store that sells team merchandise. It is open year-round and maintains an exterior entrance for use on non-event dates.
With Tennessee State being tenants, Nissan Stadium is the largest stadium in the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS and formerly known as I-AA).
During the 1995 NFL Preseason, the Houston Oilers faced the Washington Redskins in an exhibition game at Neyland Stadium in Knoxville, Tennessee. At the game, Oilers owner Bud Adams met Nashville Mayor Phil Bredesen and began discussing the possibility of moving the team to Middle Tennessee due to Adams' discontent with the team's lease at the Astrodome and unwillingness of the City of Houston to build a new football-only stadium. Later that year, Adams and Bredesen announced the team's intent to move to Nashville. The city and team decided to locate a stadium on the eastern bank of the Cumberland River across from downtown Nashville, in what had been a declining industrial/warehousing area.
In a special referendum on May 7, 1996, voters in Metropolitan Nashville/Davidson County voted to approve partial funding of the proposed stadium. The vote, which allocated $144 million of public money to the project, passed with a 59 percent majority. The pro-stadium organization, known as "NFL Yes!", outspent the anti-stadium group by a ratio of 16:1 during the campaign.
The funds would initially be raised through an increase in the Metro water tax. Much of the remaining construction costs were funded through the sale of personal seat licenses. Some money from the State of Tennessee was allocated to the project, on the condition that the Tennessee State University football team move its home games there, and with the request that the incoming NFL team be named Tennessee instead of Nashville.
The stadium's construction was delayed when the construction site was hit by a tornado that struck downtown Nashville on April 16, 1998, and destroyed several cranes, but the stadium opened in time for the first scheduled event.
On May 3, 2010, the stadium's playing surface was filled with 6 feet (1.8 m) of water due to the heavy rains and flooding from the Cumberland River. The flood also reached down to the locker rooms of the stadium.
The stadium received upgrades during mid-2012. Among the improvements are a new sound system, high-speed elevators to the upper levels, and LED ribbon boards mounted on the faces of the upper mezzanines. Two new HD Lighthouse brand LED video displays measuring 157 feet (48 m) by 54 feet (16 m) were installed, replacing the entire end zone scoreboard apparatuses. At the time of installation, the two boards became the second-largest displays in the National Football League (trailing only AT&T Stadium).
In 2014 and 2015, the stadium hosted the Nashville Kickoff Game, a college football game featuring major NCAA teams for Tennessee.
During the 2018 season, two 20th anniversary logos were put in each of the end zones to help celebrate the Titans' 20th year in Nashville. The yard line numbers were also changed to match the number style on the new uniforms.
In 2020, IndyCar announced the creation of the Music City Grand Prix. It will be carried out in Downtown Nashville and around Nissan Stadium, and it will use the facilities for Club seats in August 2021.
In February 2022, the Titans paused ongoing renovations to the stadium, citing the rising costs and the antiquated structure, to explore the possibility of replacing the facility in the near future.
During its construction, the stadium had no official name, though it was generally referred to as "The East Bank Stadium", a reference to the stadium's location on the eastern bank of the Cumberland River. Upon its completion, it was given the name "Adelphia Coliseum" in a 15-year, $30 million naming rights arrangement with Adelphia Business Solutions, a subsidiary of the larger Adelphia telecommunications company. However, after Adelphia missed a required payment and subsequently filed for bankruptcy in 2002, the agreement was abandoned and the stadium became known simply as "The Coliseum" for four years. (Adelphia itself was dissolved in 2006.)
A naming rights deal with Nashville-based Louisiana-Pacific was inked on June 6, 2006. Louisiana-Pacific, which markets itself as "LP Building Products", paid $30 million over 10 years for naming rights. LP's influence inside the stadium led to the creation of the LP Building Zones in 2007, located beneath the giant scoreboards from Daktronics at the north and south ends of the stadium. The concession stands and restrooms in these two areas were decorated to look like suburban homes using LP products.
On June 24, 2015, car manufacturer Nissan, which has its North American headquarters just south of Nashville in Franklin and operates a large manufacturing plant in nearby Smyrna, and headquartered in Nishi-ku, Yokohama, Japan, bought the naming rights for the stadium in a 20-year contract, rebranding the stadium as Nissan Stadium. As part of the sponsor agreement, a 2016 Nissan Titan pickup truck was placed next to the stadium scoreboard.
The Tennessee Titans have posted an impressive record at Nissan Stadium since moving there in 1999, including winning their first 13 games before losing to the Baltimore Ravens on November 12, 2000. Overall in a total of 181 games, the Titans are 100–76 in the regular season and 2–3 in playoffs at Nissan Stadium. Since moving to Nissan Stadium, the Titans have made the playoffs nine times, played in three AFC Championship Games, and appeared in one Super Bowl (XXXIV).
Main article: Music City Miracle
On January 8, 2000, one of the most memorable and debated plays in NFL history took place at then-Adelphia Coliseum. The "Music City Miracle" (as it has come to be known) was a last-minute trick play on a kickoff return that resulted in a touchdown and catapulted the Titans past the Buffalo Bills to the Divisional Playoffs. It also ensured that the Titans would go undefeated in the first season in the team's new home. The victory was seen in front of a franchise-record crowd.
Nissan Stadium regularly hosts soccer matches featuring the United States men's national team as well as by the women's national team and visiting professional clubs. The venue was first used for soccer on April 20, 2004, in an exhibition game between the Los Angeles Galaxy of Major League Soccer and Tecos UAG of the Mexican Primera División. Since then Nissan Stadium has been used for friendly matches by the U.S. women versus Canada in 2004, a return of Tecos against rival F.C. Atlas in 2005, and the U.S. men versus Morocco in 2006. The stadium helped host the CONCACAF men's 2008 and 2012 qualifying tournaments for the 2008 and 2012 Summer Olympics.
On April 1, 2009, the U.S. men's national team played a World Cup qualifier beating Trinidad and Tobago, 3–0. The match saw Jozy Altidore become the youngest American to score a hat trick for the national team. The U.S. men returned March 29, 2011 falling to Paraguay in a friendly before a record crowd of 29,059 – the largest to attend a soccer game in the state of Tennessee.
Nissan Stadium was chosen for two games of the Group Stage for the 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup.
The record crowd for a soccer game played in Tennessee is 56,232 and was set on July 29, 2017, when English Premier League clubs Manchester City and Tottenham played an exhibition match at Nissan Stadium.
Major League Soccer club Nashville SC began playing at the stadium in February 2020, and played their final game there in 2021.
|Date||Winning Team||Result||Losing Team||Tournament||Spectators|
|July 3, 2004||United States women||1–0||Canada women||Women's Friendly||N/A|
|May 23, 2006||Morocco||1–0||United States||Friendly||26,141|
|March 20, 2008||Honduras||0–0
|Guatemala||2008 CONCACAF Men's Pre-Olympic Tournament Semifinals||13,201|
|March 23, 2008||Canada||0–0
|Guatemala||2008 CONCACAF Men's Pre-Olympic Tournament Third place match||12,663|
|April 1, 2009||United States||3–0||Trinidad and Tobago||2010 FIFA World Cup qualification – CONCACAF Fourth Round||27,959|
|March 29, 2011||Paraguay||1–0||United States||Friendly||29,059|
|March 22, 2012||El Salvador||0–0||Canada||2012 CONCACAF Men's Olympic Qualifying Championship Group A||4,269|
|March 24, 2012||El Salvador||4–0||Canada||10,578|
|March 26, 2012||Canada||1–1||Cuba||7,889|
|United States||3–3||El Salvador|
|February 13, 2013||United States women||3–1||Scotland women||Women's Friendly||14,224|
|July 3, 2015||United States||4–0||Guatemala||Friendly||44,835|
|March 6, 2016||United States women||1–0||France women||2016 SheBelieves Cup||25,363|
|Germany women||2–1||England women|
|October 8, 2016||Mexico||2–1||New Zealand||Friendly||40,287|
|July 8, 2017||United States||1–1||Panama||2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup Group B||47,622|
|July 29, 2017||Manchester City||3–0||Tottenham Hotspur||2017 International Champions Cup||56,232|
|September 11, 2018||United States||1–0||Mexico||Friendly||40,194|
|March 2, 2019||Japan women||3–1||Brazil women||2019 SheBelieves Cup||12,586|
|United States women||2–2||England women||22,125|
|July 3, 2019||United States||3–1||Jamaica||2019 CONCACAF Gold Cup Semifinal||28,473|
|June 30, 2021||Mexico||3–0||Panama||Friendly||30,386|
|September 5, 2021||United States||1–1||Canada||2022 FIFA World Cup qualification – CONCACAF Third Round||43,028|
Nissan Stadium can also serve as a large concert venue. The main stage for the annual CMA Music Festival, held every June, is located in the stadium.
|Date||Artist||Opening act(s)||Tour / Concert name||Attendance||Revenue||Notes|
|April 30, 2000||George Strait||Tim McGraw
Asleep at the Wheel
|Nokia Presents The Chevy Truck Country Music Festival||—||—||First concert to be held at the stadium.|
|May 14, 2000||NSYNC||P!nk
|No Strings Attached Tour||—||—||-|
|July 8, 2006||Kenny Chesney||Dierks Bentley
Big & Rich
Little Big Town
|The Road and the Radio Tour||47,699 / 47,699||$2,681,562||Guest appearances by Keith Urban & Uncle Kracker.|
|July 5, 2008||Kenny Chesney||Keith Urban
|The Poets and Pirates Tour||50,422 / 50,422||$3,251,084||-|
|June 23, 2012||Kenny Chesney
|Grace Potter and the Nocturnals
|Brothers of the Sun Tour||49,869 / 52,332||$3,622,116||-|
|August 19, 2014||One Direction||5 Seconds of Summer||Where We Are Tour||53,472 / 53,472||$4,286,308||-|
|June 17, 2015||The Rolling Stones||Brad Paisley||Zip Code Tour||47,242 / 47,242||$8,416,049||-|
|July 9, 2016||Guns N' Roses||Chris Stapleton||Not in This Lifetime... Tour||42,824 / 42,824||$4,765,878||Guest appearance by original drummer Steven Adler, for songs My Michelle & Out Ta Get Me.|
|October 2, 2016||Beyoncé||DJ Khaled||The Formation World Tour||43,013 / 43,013||$5,182,345||Originally scheduled to take place on May 5, 2016, but was rescheduled for unknown reasons. First female to headline Nissan Stadium.|
|August 11, 2018||Kenny Chesney||Thomas Rhett
|Trip Around the Sun Tour||55,182 / 55,182||$5,471,438||Guest appearance by David Lee Murphy.|
|August 25, 2018||Taylor Swift||Camila Cabello
|Taylor Swift's Reputation Stadium Tour||56,112 / 56,112||$9,007,179||Guest appearances by Tim McGraw & Faith Hill.|
|October 6, 2018||Ed Sheeran||Snow Patrol
|÷ Tour||45,888 / 45,888||$3,954,931||-|
|May 25, 2019||Eric Church||—||Double Down Tour||56,521 / 56,521||$5,800,000||-|
|October 9, 2021||The Rolling Stones||Ghost Hounds||No Filter Tour||42,964 / 42,964||$8,947,952||First concert to be held at the stadium since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. Originally scheduled to take place on May 20, 2020, but was rescheduled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The show was dedicated to Charlie Watts, who died August 24, 2021.|
|April 15, 2022||Garth Brooks||—||The Garth Brooks Stadium Tour||104,000 / 104,000||TBA||Billed as "A brand-new opening night". Second show added to allow those who had good seats at the July 31, 2021 show to have another chance to get good seats.|
|April 16, 2022||Grand Ole Opry||Originally scheduled to take place on July 31, 2021, but was postponed due to severe weather then later cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. First artist to perform two consecutive shows at Nissan Stadium.|
|May 28, 2022||Kenny Chesney||Dan + Shay
|Here and Now Tour||57,211 / 57,211||TBA||Originally scheduled as the Chillaxification Tour with openers, Florida Georgia Line, Old Dominion, Michael Franti & Spearhead. The show was set to take place on June 27, 2020, then was rescheduled to May 15, 2021, and was again rescheduled to May 28, 2022, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Current concert attendance record.|
|June 30, 2022||Mötley Crüe
Joan Jett & The Blackhearts
Tuk Smith and The Restless Hearts
|The Stadium Tour||TBA||TBA||Originally scheduled to take place on June 29, 2020, rescheduled to June 19, 2021, but was again rescheduled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.|
|August 12, 2022||Red Hot Chili Peppers||The Strokes
|Red Hot Chili Peppers 2022 Global Stadium Tour||TBA||TBA||-|
|October 2, 2022||Elton John||—||Farewell Yellow Brick Road||TBA||TBA||-|