Ahead of the start of the 2023 NFL Season, we’re putting together a series of NFL Stadium Visitor Guides highlighting some of the key features and facilities, as well as a selection of ‘New Attractions’ and ‘Visitor Highlights’ in and around each stadium.
Next Up: Nissan Stadium, Nashville
Formerly known as Adelphia Coliseum (1999–2002), the Coliseum (2002–2006), and LP Field (2006–2015), Nissan Stadium – as it has been named since 2015 – is a state-of-the-art, open air facility located on 105 acres on Nashville’s East Bank of the Cumberland River, overlooking downtown Nashville, and is home to the Tennessee Titans of the National Football League (NFL).
Seating approximately 69,143 fans, the venue hosts all Tennessee Titans’ home football games, as well as Tennessee State University home football games, soccer tournaments, festivals and concerts.
Nissan Stadium functions as “Nashville’s Biggest Stage,” hosting large-scale events like CMA Music Festival, the NHL Stadium Series, WWE SummerSlam, private events and more.
For fans wanting to make the most of their experience, Nissan Stadium offers exclusive, behind-the-scenes Private Stadium Tours for groups. No public walk-up tours are offered and all private tours must be booked in advance. Tour stops include the Press Box, Locker Room, TV Production Studio, Post-Game Interview Room, T-Rac’s Den, Broadcast Booths, and more!
If you need to get yourself kitted out with the latest merchandise, the Titans Pro Shop is located on the east side of Nissan Stadium adjacent to Gate 1. Hours of operation are: Mon-Sat: 10am-6pm / Sun: 12pm-6pm. Free parking is available for patrons on non-event days. Novelty stands with a variety of merchandise are also located throughout Nissan Stadium. The main merchandise store is located on the concourse near Section 113.
Looking for a fun, family-friendly tailgate prior to Titans home games? Join Titans fans at the Tailgreeter VIP Tailgate Experience, featuring all-you-can-eat food from Nashville’s best restaurants, a 3 hour premium open bar and great tailgating activities! CLICK HERE for more information!
The Tennessee Titans have nine home games scheduled for the 2023 NFL Season, opening with a visit from the Los Angeles Chargers on 17 September 2023, 12:00pm CDT.
The 2023 home schedule also sees visits from the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday 1 October, Baltimore Ravens on Sunday 15 October, and Seattle Seahawks on on Sunday 24 December.
For more information on the stadium and the 2023 season, please visit: https://www.tennesseetitans.com/stadium/gameday/
TOP ATTRACTIONS & VISITOR HIGHLIGHTS
Nashville’s ballpark opened in the spring of 2015 and is located in the city’s Germantown neighborhood. The state-of-the-art facility is the official home of the Nashville Sounds Baseball Club, the Triple-A affiliate of the Milwaukee Brewers. Baseball’s roots in Nashville go back to the 19th Century. In fact, Nashville has been a baseball town since 1860 when Union soldiers temporarily based here introduced the game to the local community. Home field was a place known as the Sulphur Springs Bottom, a half-mile north of today’s state capitol. First Tennessee Park is located on the same grounds as Suplhur Dell, returning baseball to its historic home in the city.
The definitive home for a purely American art form, the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum preserves, safeguards, and celebrates the evolving history and traditions of country music, from its roots in the nineteenth century to its vibrant life today. This musical and cultural story is told daily through rich exhibitions, eclectic public programs, insightful educational initiatives, and much more. Nashville’s creative culture comes alive, too, at Historic RCA Studio B, Nashville’s oldest surviving recording studio, and Hatch Show Print, a working letterpress print shop since 1879.
Established in 1892 as the Union Gospel Tabernacle, Ryman Auditorium is a National Historic Landmark and a must-see for any Nashville visitor. While famously known as the home of the Grand Ole Opry from 1943 to 1974, there is far more to the story of Music City’s most recognisable icon.
Take a Guided Backstage Tour through dressing rooms dedicated to the stars of the Ryman’s rich musical past including Johnny Cash, Hank Williams, and Minnie Pearl, and stand in the wings where performers as varied as Elvis Presley, James Brown, and Katharine Hepburn stood awaiting their time in the spotlights.
Peruse genuine artifacts and enjoy videos hosted by the likes of Ricky Skaggs, Robin Roberts, Nicole Kidman, Keb’ Mo, and Marty Stuart as they take you through each chapter of the fascinating Ryman story.
Explore its rich entertainment history and how the Ryman became known as the “Carnegie Hall of South” during the years when Caruso and Sousa performed, Theodore Roosevelt spoke, and Houdini escaped. Then, take your place center stage, grab a guitar, and step up to the microphone while you have your photo taken on the legendary planks. Don’t forget to pick your photo up in the Gift Shop!
The National Museum of African American Music is the only museum dedicated to preserving the legacy and celebrating the accomplishments of the many music genres created, influenced, or inspired by African Americans. Located in Nashville, the Museum shares the story of the American Soundtrack, integrating history and interactive technology to bring the musical heroes of the past into the present.
Cheekwood is considered one of the finest American Country Place Era estates in the nation. Formerly the family home of Mabel and Leslie Cheek, the extraordinary 1930s estate, with its 30,000 square foot Mansion and 55 acres of cultivated gardens and expansive vistas, today serves the public as a botanical garden, arboretum, and museum with period rooms and art galleries, showcasing works from its permanent collection as well as traveling exhibitions. The property includes 13 distinct gardens including the Blevins Japanese Garden and the Bracken Foundation Children’s Garden, as well as a 1.5-mile woodland trail featuring modern and contemporary outdoor sculpture.
Home to Tennessee art, history and culture, the Tennessee State Museum is designed to bring history to life. Beginning with “The Tennessee Time Tunnel,” a chronological survey of the state’s history, visitors are invited to explore exhibitions that delve into Tennessee’s geological beginnings; First Peoples; statehood and impact on the nation; pivotal role in The Civil War and Reconstruction; place in the Women’s Suffrage and Civil Rights movements and more. It’s an adventure – through art and artifacts, films, interactive displays and events – that encompasses 13,000 years of history. Located in the heart of Nashville, at the corner of Rosa Parks Boulevard and Jefferson Street, the new Museum sits at the foot of Capitol Hill, overlooks Bicentennial Mall State Park and offers one of the best views of the Nashville skyline. There is no admission charge for visitors and free parking is also located near the Museum.