NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The process of replacing the seats inside Nissan Stadium is underway.
West side seats are being cleared out on the 300-level, and crews are working to remove seats throughout the stadium. All of the seats will be replaced in time for the first preseason game for the Titans in August.
Bob Flynn, Vice President of Facilities and Game Day Operations for the Titans, said the new seats will also be blue and red in color.
Numerous fans have requested to obtain the old seats from the stadium.
The Metro Sports Authority and the Titans, in conjunction with the construction and project management teams, jointly reached the decision not to offer the old seats for reuse, however.
Flynn said several factors will keep them from being available, including the fact the condition of the seats is just too poor.
"The manufacturer of new seats, in their bid, they get to recycle those,'' Flynn said. "Plus, it's Metro's property."
Flynn said concerts at the stadium over the offseason will be "event ready," which means some old and new seats could both be in place for events like the CMA Festival in June.
The new seats are just the latest in a series of improvements to Nissan Stadium, which opened in 1999. High-speed elevators and high-definition scoreboards on both ends of the stadium were installed several years ago, and entrances to the stadium were upgraded when Nissan reached a naming rights deal with the Titans.
New signage was also installed outside the stadium in recent months, and painting is also being done throughout the stadium.