A new stadium for the Tennessee Titans is long overdue, and finally the team and the city are working on plans to make it happen. The original plan was to modernize Nissan Stadium, which was built in 1999 and has seen precious few upgrades since. But when renovation costs soared over the $1 billion mark, the team and the city decided a new stadium may be a more beneficial play.
According to team president Burke Nihilll, the Titans would like to be in their new home by 2026. Current plans would be to build the new stadium directly next to the current Nissan Stadium.
Nashville is one of the cities bidding to host 2026 World Cup games, and plans for a new stadium certainly wouldn't hurt that bid. In addition, with the growth of Nashville and its status as a destination city, it's not far-fetched to think that a new state-of-the-art stadium could put the city in good position to land a Super Bowl game in the next decade.
In addition to a new stadium, Nashville officials are in the midst of a huge development project along the eastern bank of the Cumberland River, near the current stadium.
Officials estimate that a new deal for a stadium, including financing and design would likely take more than a year, and construction would be about a two-and-a-half year undertaking.