TENNESSEE could become the latest NFL team to splash the cash on a state-of-the-art new stadium.
On Tuesday, courtesy of architectural firm MANICA, the Titans released the first renderings of their potential new home, including footage that appears to be from Tennessee’s 34-31 win over the Buffalo Bills last season on the Jumbotrons.
The 1.7 million square foot stadium would reportedly seat around 60,000 fans – around 7,000 fewer than their current home, Nissan Stadium.
Unlike Nissan, however, this new design includes a clear roof that covers the entire stadium – similar to SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles and Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas (which MANICA worked on).
It would also include a 12,000-square-foot common room, terraces and porches surrounding the building’s exterior, with images also showing a 360-degree screen encircling the interior of the roof.
They aim to use sustainable materials throughout the proposed stadium to achieve LEED Gold certification from the US Green Building Council.
Burke Nihill, Titans President and CEO said in the press release, “We envision a potential new stadium that will do our community proud and enhance the reputation of our great city and state.”
“We are focused on designing a stadium capable of hosting a prestigious international event on a Sunday and hosting a steady flow of impactful community programming later that same week. This is a building that would serve Nashville and Tennessee for generations to come.”
This all comes after the Titans and the City of Nashville “reached a proposed agreement for a new, closed stadium” last week.
If built, it would be the latest in a series of modern, high-tech stadiums built for the NFL in recent years, along with the aforementioned SoFi Stadium, Allegiant Stadium and Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London , which was built with a permanent NFL field under the football field.
This new stadium, which the Titans say would be located on the east bank of the Cumberland River, would replace Nissan Stadium, which opened in 1999.
It was built to house the Titans, who played at Simmons Bank Liberty Stadium and FirstBank Stadium in 1997 and 1998, respectively, after leaving Houston.
As an Oilers franchise, they called Houston home from 1960 to 1996.
https://www.the-sun.com/sport/6527677/inside-nfl-tennessee-titans-new-nashville-stadium-plans/ Inside the Tennessee Titans’ $2 billion new stadium plans, including a shot at the Buffalo Bills on the jumbotron