NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Titans rookies reported to Baptist Sports Park Friday on the eve of the team's 2010 training camp. Veterans will join in Saturday and the entire team will take mandatory fitness tests, go to meetings and then hit the field for their first practice at 3:30 p.m.
Excitement can be felt throughout Tennessee, with LP Field being home to one of the more visible displays of anticipation. A line started forming outside the LP Field ticket offices Tuesday afternoon as Titans fans began positioning themselves for the best opportunity to get their top choice of games when single-game tickets go on sale Saturday at 10 a.m. CT.
Fans not able to be at LP Field can order tickets at ticketmaster.com or Ticketmaster service centers like Kroger.
Director of Ticket Operations Marty Collins said 3,000 tickets will be made available for all 10 home games on a first-come, first-serve basis. Ticket prices range from $45-85 depending on location. Collins said games against Indianapolis and Pittsburgh are at the top of most fans' wish lists.
"I think Indianapolis is 1-A and Pittsburgh is 1-B," Collins said. "We have a great home schedule this year with great traditional teams like the Redskins, Eagles, Raiders, Broncos and of course our other two divisional rivals with Jacksonville and Houston. It's truly a great home schedule and probably our greatest preseason schedule ever. We open with the Monday night game with the Cardinals, not too far removed from the Super Bowl, and of course the Super Bowl Champion Saints from last year are here for the other preseason game. It's the best home schedule I can remember in a long time."
The man at the front of the line is Henry Gann, who showed up Tuesday afternoon to secure the pole position after being the fifth to seventh person in line the past four years.
"There have been some folks who have been coming out here a little longer than I have," Gann said. "They travel a long way, one is from Knoxville, another is a Kentuckian like me. We kind of hold up each other when we're not here, so it's nice to have friends who will watch your stuff and allow you to come and go as you please."
Collins continues to be impressed by the loyal support of Titans fans.
"They are amazing," said Collins. "We can't do it without the fans; we don't ever take them for granted. We're heading into our 12th year and we can't thank them enough."
The Titans are doing various things to show their appreciation to their devoted fans, including supplying them with free food from places such as Dunkin' Doughnuts, Quiznos and Papa Johns. There have also been some surprise visits — including a Friday afternoon appearance by several Titans Cheerleaders who wanted to thank the Titans faithful.
"I think it means a lot to them to see the faces they will see on game day," said Titans Cheerleader Jena. "I think it's important that they know we care and that we come out to see them and support them and knowing that they are here to support us as well. It's very inspiring to the team and to the cheerleaders as well."
The Titans hope to be able to extend their consecutive sellout streak to 124 games, as they have sold out every game since the stadium opened its doors in 1999.