VIDEO: Tennessee Titans tease potential new stadium with renderings


The renderings were produced by Kansas-City based architecture firm Manica, and comes after a proposed agreement between the team and the City of Nashville, the terms of which will also be discussed by Nashville’s Metropolitan Council Office and its Sports Authority Board.

Manica said the new stadium would encompass 1.7 million ft2 with a seating capacity of approximately 60,000. In recent times, Manica has worked on similar large-scale stadiums, including the Las Vegas Raiders’ Allegiant Stadium and the Chase Center, home to the NBA’s Golden State Warriors.

“We envision a potential new stadium that makes our community proud and enhances the reputation of our great city and state,” said Titans president and CEO Burke Nihill. “We’re focused on designing a stadium capable of hosting a prestigious international event on a Sunday and a steady flow of impactful community programming later that same week. This is a building that would serve Nashville and Tennessee for generations.”

A render of the outside of the proposed stadium. Though Manica was hired for the renders, no official firm will yet be chosen for the design process (Image: Manica)

The announcement included mention of high-tech, sustainable material use in the construction, which will include a circular ethylene tetrafluoroethylene (ETFE) roof that matches recent innovations in stadia roof design, as seen with the Los Angeles Rams’ SoFi Stadium.

Other features not included in the initial renders are a 12,000 ft2 community space designed for education and non-profit events.

As with the 49ers Levi’s Stadium and most other stadia in the US, there is an expectation of sustainability built into any proposed agreement. The Titans say the new stadium will achieve a US Green Building Council LEED Gold certification upon completion. The LEED rating system is a widely used global standard in recognition of efficient, cost-effective and sustainable developments, applicable to stadia, neighbourhood developments and even entire cities.

The lease term would initially be set at 30 years, leaving acres of riverfront land in order to develop a “transformational riverfront project” for the local community (Image: Manica)

The team has said that the new stadium will also play host to Tennessee State University (TSU) American Football games, as per a long-standing partnership. The particulars of any new agreement will carry with them a renewed focus on community involvement. On the heels of announcing the renderings, the Titans recently launched its ONE Community initiative, the full details of which can be found here.

In short, the brief outlines an economic inclusion plan to support disenfranchised businesses and promote workforce development through dedicated funds, real estate development and education programs for the surrounding neighbourhoods.

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