The Stadium Project | Tennessee Titans - TennesseeTitans.com
Q: Where will the New Nissan Stadium be built?
A: The New Nissan Stadium will be built on the east side of the current Nissan Stadium.
Q: When will construction officially begin? When will it open?
A: Groundbreaking is expected to occur in early-to-mid 2024, following the 2023 NFL season. The New Nissan Stadium opening is anticipated in 2027.
Q: Will the Titans still play in the current Nissan Stadium during construction of the New Nissan Stadium?
A: Yes, the current Nissan Stadium will still host Titans games and other events during construction.
Q: What will the New Nissan Stadium look like?
A: We are still finalizing design plans, but some of the initial features include improved sight lines for all spectators through diverse viewing experiences, exterior terraces and porches with panoramic views of Nashville, a circular-shaped, high-tech ETFE translucent roof, and sustainable materials throughout the building. Our goals are to build a stadium that is deep in character, just like Nashville, capable of hosting world-class events and delivering a first-class fan experience for everyone who enters its gates.
Q: Will the New Nissan Stadium be enclosed? Will it have a retractable roof?
A: The New Nissan Stadium will be enclosed so it can host events year-round regardless of weather conditions, which will increase local and regional economic impact. An enclosed stadium also increases the sustainability of the building by shielding the interior bowl from the elements. The roof will not be retractable. After researching venues with retractable roofs, we found that most are very lightly used and that they often have costly mechanical issues.
Q: Will the New Nissan Stadium playing surface feature natural grass or artificial turf?
A: The playing surface in the New Nissan Stadium will be artificial turf. Our plan would be to install the absolute best, technologically-advanced field surface available when the stadium is ready. There are some incredibly innovative products that combine the consistency and durability of field turf with the feel and performance of a grass and dirt surface. We'll continue to learn more about these leading technologies and collaborate with turf experts as we go through the stadium planning process.
Q: What types of events will the New Nissan Stadium host?
A: The New Nissan Stadium would host Titans games, TSU games, and a variety of other sporting, entertainment and civic events. It would be capable of hosting world-class events such as Super Bowls, Final Fours, College Football Playoffs, Wrestlemania and more, as well as provide a 12,000 square foot community center for educational opportunities, job fairs and non-profit events.
Q: With a planned capacity of appx. 60,000, why did the Titans land on a smaller capacity than the current Nissan Stadium?
A: Rather than start with an arbitrary capacity number and work backwards, we are focused on designing a building where there literally isn't a bad seat in the house. Each individual guest will have an incredible viewing experience regardless of where they are sitting in the stadium.
PSL AND TICKETING INFORMATION
Q: Will fans have to buy a new PSL in the New Nissan Stadium?
A: For a long time, the sale of PSLs have been a reality of construction projects of this scale, and PSLs will be a part of this project as well. That said, the Titans are committed to honoring current PSL holders with a full credit in line with the value of their PSL at the time in which they acquired it for a PSL in the New Nissan Stadium. For example, if a PSL holder purchased their PSL from the team in 2019 for $2,000, they will receive a $2,000 credit towards PSLs in the New Nissan Stadium. Those interested in purchasing a PSL in the New Nissan Stadium should join the waitlist at www.newnissanstadium.com. Current PSL holders do not need to join the waitlist, as their priority to purchase in the New Nissan Stadium is already secured.
Q: Why don't current PSLs transfer over to the New Nissan Stadium?
A: Current PSLs are tied to a seat in the current Nissan Stadium, and do not transfer over to a new seat in the New Nissan Stadium.
Q: Do I get special access to a new PSL if I'm an existing PSL holder?
A: Yes, existing PSL holders will receive full credit in line with the investment they made in their current PSL to purchase a PSL in the New Nissan Stadium, and will receive priority access. Credit was determined by the value of the PSL in the year in which it was acquired. For example, if a PSL holder purchased their PSL from the team in 2019 for $2,000, they will receive a $2,000 credit towards PSLs in the New Nissan Stadium. Variations may exist for those who bought their PSL on the secondary market. PSL holders have received their credit amounts at this time, and should contact their ticketing representative for any questions.
Q: How do I ensure I receive my PSL credit for the New Nissan Stadium?
A: Titans PSL owners must maintain season tickets in the current Nissan Stadium, with good financial standing, in order to receive their designated PSL credit for the New Nissan Stadium. PSL holders have received information on their credit amounts at this time and should contact their ticketing representative with any questions.
Q: How will priority access be determined?
A: Initial access to PSLs and tickets in the New Nissan Stadium will be based on a variety of factors, including tenure, current seat location, number of PSLs held, among other criteria.
Q: How much will PSLs cost?
A: PSL prices in the New Nissan Stadium have not been determined yet, as we're currently in the process of conducting market research analyzing other recent buildings and via direct feedback from current PSL holders. Pricing in the New Nissan Stadium will likely increase from where we are today, but the Titans are committed to ensuring that there is a significant number of affordable seats available to fans. Beyond PSLs, the New Nissan Stadium will offer a range of seating products at a diverse range of prices.
Q: When will PSLs in the New Nissan Stadium go on sale?
A: We are still finalizing details regarding our exact on sale timeline and final pricing for PSLs, but it is anticipated that the first products will go on sale in early-to-mid 2024, with other seats beginning their sales process in 2025. Current Titans PSL and Suite holders, and fans on the waitlist will receive information periodically regarding the seat selection process as it becomes available. Once the seat selection process begins, current PSL and Suite holders and fans on the waitlist will be invited to meet with a member of the new stadium team at Titans House or virtually to purchase seats.
Q: Can I still buy a PSL in the current Nissan Stadium?
A: Yes, PSLs are currently available in the current Nissan Stadium. As of Oct. 17, 2022, buyers that purchase PSLs for the current stadium directly from the Titans Ticket Office will receive full credit for their investment towards PSLs in the new building. Buyers that purchase on the secondary market as of Oct. 17, 2022 will NOT receive credit towards PSLs in the new stadium, but they will retain priority access.
Q: Will parking be impacted during construction?
A: Yes, on campus parking will be affected beginning in 2024 and beyond. Season ticket members who currently have a parking pass should contact their ticketing representative to learn about our new partnership with Metropolis for parking solutions near the stadium.
Q: Will fans be able to park in the new stadium?
A: The new stadium will have traditional parking options, but there will be less parking directly at the stadium than there is currently. We will help identify other methods to getting to the stadium on event days, including other parking options near the stadium, new public transportation options, ride-share and other transit solutions.
Q: What will tailgating look like at the New Nissan Stadium?
A: We understand that tailgating is a treasured tradition for many fans. With the New Nissan stadium, we do anticipate traditional tailgating opportunities, as well as other pre-event festivities surrounding the stadium that will provide an engaging, first-class fan experience that can be enjoyed by visitors of all ages.
Q: Will the average Nashville resident be able to afford a seat at the New Nissan Stadium?
A: Yes, the Titans expect a wide range of seating products and experiences designed to cater to the diverse needs and interests of their fans. The team is conducting market research and engaging its fan base in dialogue to determine the appropriate product mix and associated price points for the new building.
Q: When will tickets go on sale?
A: We are still finalizing details regarding our exact on sale timeline and final pricing for PSLs, but it is anticipated that the first products will go on sale in early-to-mid 2024, with other seats beginning their sales process in 2025. Current Titans PSL and Suite holders, and fans on the New Nissan Stadium Waitlist will receive information periodically regarding the seat selection process as it becomes available. Once the seat selection process begins, current PSL and Suite holders and fans on the New Nissan Stadium Waitlist will be invited to meet with a member of the New Nissan Stadium sales team at Titans House or virtually to purchase seats.
Q: What's wrong with the current Nissan Stadium?
A: The current Nissan Stadium is an aging facility built with materials and infrastructural elements that are reaching the end of their usable lives. For example, the pre-fab concrete frame of the stadium is not adaptable to long-lasting renovation, and the openness to the elements further aggravates issues such as leaks. Improving the current Nissan Stadium would not yield a long-term, sustainable stadium solution.
Q: Who is paying for the New Nissan Stadium?
A: The New Nissan Stadium is being financed by the Titans, NFL and PSL sales; visitors to the stadium and its campus via in-stadium sales tax and a portion of campus sales tax; tourists in Davidson County through a one percent increase in hotel/motel tax; and a contribution from the State of Tennessee. Property taxes are not included in the stadium's financing plan.
Q: What are the benefits of a New Nissan Stadium in Nashville?
A: The New Nissan Stadium will be a game-changing facility for the City of Nashville and larger Tennessee region capable of hosting the world's greatest events on a Sunday and the most impact community events later that same week. It also removes Nashville's General Fund from the burden of maintaining the current Nissan Stadium, which is aging and requires costly upgrades that would likely need to be revisited again in the long-term future of the building. In addition, it returns acres of valuable, central riverfront land to the control of the City of Nashville, which plans to develop the area around the New Nissan Stadium into a beautiful new neighborhood with mixed-income housing, green space, retail and other community-minded purposes.
Q: If the New Nissan Stadium goes over-budget, who will pay for cost overruns?
A: The Titans are responsible for any cost overruns in the New Nissan Stadium.
Q: Will the Titans commit to including diverse businesses in the New Nissan Stadium's construction and operation?
A: The Titans are committed to an open and inclusive procurement process that maximizes opportunities for local and diverse business enterprises. Through its ONE Community platform, the Titans are working together with local, state, and federal organizations to develop practices, policies and programs that confront and overcome any limitations to equity, diversity, and inclusion in its business practices. The team is especially focused on the areas of economic and workforce development in the Middle Tennessee community.
The inclusion of diverse suppliers and trade partners will be an essential part of the evaluation process when conducting proposal reviews as goals will be set. The Titans believe that by increasing opportunities, they will influence economic growth in our community. It is expected that consultants and vendors hired by the Titans will also agree to fully harmonize in endeavors of diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Q: What is the anticipated economic impact of the New Nissan Stadium?
A: Over the next 30 years, the New Nissan Stadium is expected to have a direct spending impact of $20.9B, with an estimated total economic impact of $33.7B in the Nashville economy. This total economic impact is expected to support 4,927 annual full- and part-time jobs. Construction of the New Nissan Stadium is anticipated to generate over 19,000 full- and part-time jobs, and create a one-time direct spending impact of $1.9B and a total economic impact of $3.0B.
In addition, the City of Nashville has announced plans to include the returned property included in the New Nissan Stadium agreement in the creation of a new neighborhood set along Nashville's Cumberland River. The neighborhood, through new revenue sources generated by its development, is projected to bring in over a billion dollars to Nashville's General Fund over its first 30 years of development.