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Fireworks damage Nissan Stadium in Nashville

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There’s been no word of any NFL players suffering fireworks-related injuries in 2017. NFL stadiums weren’t as lucky.

Via Terry McCormick of, a misfired fireworks shell exploded in Nissan Stadium, home of the Tennessee Titans. The public agency responsible for the stadium confirmed that a shell struck the venue.

The specific amount of damage hasn’t been determined, but McCormick writes that it blew out “concrete and some seats” in the upper deck.

“Basically, a shell misfired and caused some damage,” director of the Metro Sports Authority Monica Fawknotson told McCormick. “We are waiting for a structural engineering company to come in. They will be on site tomorrow and assess the damage and get back to us. Thankfully, nobody was hurt. I don’t think this is going to interrupt any events at the stadium.”

The Titans open their preseason schedule at Nissan Stadium on August 19, allowing more than a month for any repairs to be made.

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6 Responses to “Fireworks damage Nissan Stadium in Nashville”
  1. mammothfan says: Jul 5, 2017 5:13 PM

    At least that didn’t happen in Oakland. Those tarps look expensive.

  2. weepingjebus says: Jul 5, 2017 5:35 PM

    Probably just one of those Nissan seat air bags went off and sprayed the area with shrapnel.

  3. The Phantom Stranger says: Jul 5, 2017 5:46 PM

    Are we sure it wasn’t the North Koreans?

  4. natijim185 says: Jul 5, 2017 6:03 PM

    That’s the only fireworks the Titans will see all year!

  5. jimnaizeeum says: Jul 5, 2017 6:15 PM

    Having fireworks displays in close proximity to people is just stupid.

  6. abninf says: Jul 5, 2017 6:48 PM

    Putin is responsible.

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