TENNESSEE (LP Field)

  • GAME DAY:  September 18, 2011 
  • OPPONENT:  Baltimore Ravens
  • SCORE:  Titans 26, Ravens 13
  • CAPACITY/ATTENDANCE:  68,798/69,143 (stadium was only 2/3 full, they must count ticket sales)
  • THE TRIP: My daughter Grace and I visited Nashville to see a Taylor Swift concert (amazing), visit the Country Music Hall of Fame (awesome), see Shakespeare in Centenniel Park (excellent), and catch Vanderbilt and Tennessee Titans football games.
  • IMPRESSIONS:  Great NFL stadium.  Easy access to the stadium, great concession value, friendly fans.  The stadium is very tall/vertical so your seats seem a little closer to the action than at other stadiums, where seats are removed more from the field.  Fans aren't as passionate as others we've encountered (Redskins, Ravens, Browns in particular), and the stadium was only about 2/3 full, but the overall game experience was outstanding.  Short lines to get in, wide ramps to the upper levels, lots of bathrooms, etc. - they get all the little details right.  One complaint was unusually slow concessions.
  • WE LOVED:  The excellent fan-friendly atmosphere.
  • TRAVEL TIP: The downtown Hotel Indigo is a great (if slightly expensive) option if you want a good centralized location while visiting Nashville - an easy 10-minute walk to LP field, Bridgestone Arena (concerts and Nashville Predators hockey), and dozens of great bars and live music venues. Vanderbilt and Music Row are 10-minute cab rides away. Staff was very polite and helpful across the board.