Photo of Nissan Stadium from the upper level seats before a Tennessee Titans game. 

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Nissan Stadium, (formerly named LP Field) and the current home of the Tennessee Titans, is currently replacing all 70,000 of the venue's seats as well as the stadium's expansion joints.  When Nissan Stadium inherited the stadium's naming rights in 2015, the ramps, lights and signage were all colored red to reflect Nissan's colors. The change was also an effort to refresh and brighten up the stadium. Many different NFL fan bases in previous years had complained that the stadium was bland and boring and many couldn't disagree with that statement. 

The stadium is owned by the Metro and Davidson County Government. The seat upgrades will cost the Metro Government $15 Million. A brand new $3 ticket tax as well as a portion of concession sales will pay for the seat renovations. In 2013, Nissan Stadium received brand new elevators as well as brand new and state of the art jumbo screens in each end zone. Aside from that, no upgrades had been conducted since the stadium opened in 1999 when Nashville inherited the Houston Oilers. 

Many Tennessee Titans season ticket holders requested to be allowed to keep their seats as keepsakes but the organization refused claiming the manufacturer would need to recycle the seats. Technically, don't Tennessee Titans fans own the seats since they were required to purchase Personal Seat Licenses when the stadium was built? The renovations are expected to be completed in time for the popular CMA Music Festival in June, 2016. R&B musician Beyonce cancelled her May 5th concert at Nissan Stadium due to the renovations. The event has been rescheduled for October, 2016.

The Tennessee Titans organization also announced that Baptist Sports Park, the team's practice facility, will receive brand new artificial turf and a new bubble ceiling in 2016. Baptist Sports Park is located offsite and on Great Circle Road, just north of downtown Nashville. 


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