Football season has arrived in Nashville! Our hometown heroes, the Tennessee Titans, have eight regular-season home games in 2017, and each one is a reason to celebrate.
Titans 2017 Schedule – Home Games:
- September 10 at Noon vs. Raiders
- September 24 at 3:05pm vs. Seattle Seahawks
- October 16 at 7:30pm vs. Indianapolis Colts
- November 5 at Noon vs. Baltimore Ravens
- November 12 at Noon vs. Cincinnati Bengals
- December 3 at Noon vs. Houston Texans
- December 24 at Noon vs. Los Angeles Rams
- December 31 at Noon vs Jacksonville Jaguars
The team offers a wealth of game day information on their site, but here are the top insider tips for a successful game day. Read up, rest up and Titan Up.
Score Your Tickets
First things first: You’ll need a valid ticket to enter the game. Get yours directly from the Nissan Stadium ticket office either in person at Gate 1 or by calling (615) 565-4200; if you purchase online, note that Ticketmaster is the Titans’ only authorized ticketing partner. You can also buy tickets on game day at the main ticket office or any of the satellite offices around the stadium. Currently, tickets are still available for all 2017 home games.
Get There Early
If you’re driving to the game and don’t have a Titans-issued parking pass, your best bet is to park downtown and walk across the John Seigenthaler Pedestrian Bridge. It’s usually easier to rideshare, and with that in mind, the Titans just debuted their Miller Lite Ride Share Lounge in Lot T. It serves as the designated drop-off and pickup point as well as a sprawling, shaded lounge area with couches, TVs, corn hole, water and $5 Miller Lites. It’s free and open to public starting two hours before the game and about two hours after the game.
Meanwhile, the massive Pinnacle Titan Up Tailgate, held between Gates 8 and 9, opens three hours before kickoff and features games, $5 Bud Lights and sets from DJ Tanner and Uncle Jesse. This party also hosts the Titans Radio pre-game show and performances from a live band (usually a local act). Be on the lookout for the Titans Blue Crew drumline squad, which bounces around the various tailgates to get fans pumped up.
And if you really want to tailgate in style, Honky Tonk Party Express has a new Titan tailgating option.
Eat Up While You Titan Up
The Titan Up Tailgate features four or five food trucks that rotate from week to week, including favorites like The Grilled Cheeserie, Cousins Maine and Steaming Goat.
If you’re still hungry after tailgating, the stadium has you covered with concessions on every level. This year, Nissan stepped up its food and beverage offerings thanks to two new hospitality partners: Legends (which serves on the 100 and 600 levels) and Levy’s (which serves to premium seating). Make a mental note that alcohol sales stop at the end of third quarter.
For post-game munchies, at least one food truck lingers at the Miller Lite Ride Share Lounge.
Bring This, Not That
For safety reasons, you can’t bring your regular old tote or leather purse into the game. Nissan Stadium has a strict bag policy, allowing only bags that are either clear (like a vinyl or Ziplock bag) or no larger than 4½” x 6½” (like a small clutch or wristlet). If you show up with a bag that doesn’t meet the requirements, you can rent a locker outside Lot D for $10 and retrieve your belongings after the game.
If you don’t post an Instagram from the game, were you even really there? In between the cold brews and touchdowns, take a walk up the west side ramp to the 600 level for an incredible view of the stadium with the city’s skyline as a backdrop. (Don’t forget the #TitanUp hashtag.)
When you can’t make it to the game, you better be watching on TV—most bars in town will be showing it. Some places serve up extra team spirit: At Acme Feed & Seed, you can order a Titan Up cocktail (vodka, lychee liqueur, white cranberry, Red Bull and a lemon wedge), while Back Alley Diner cooks up a mean Mega Titan Burger with applewood smoked bacon, sautéed mushrooms and cheddar cheese.