Titans controlling owner: I don’t want a new stadium

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The Oilers left Houston for Nashville after owner Bud Adams failed to secure public money for a new stadium to replace the Astrodome. The Titans aren’t leaving Nashville.

The Titans have 11 seasons left on their lease at Nissan Stadium, but Titans controlling owner Amy Strunk, Adam’s daughter, said Friday she isn’t going to ask the city for a new stadium.

Nissan Stadium eventually will need a face lift, though.

“I don’t want a new stadium,” Strunk said on Midday 180, via Paul Kuharsky of paulkuharsky.com. “But I do like The Hard Rock Stadium. That’s a very interesting model and one that we need to keep looking further at to make improvements. I’m all about making it the best stadium for our fans that I can without being ridiculous. Because at the end of the day the stadium doesn’t win football games.

“That’s important to me — fan experience. We have a lot of areas we get better at every year. We’ve got to just keep looking down the road for what would be the best thing for our stadium to become.”

The Titans could continue to play at Nissan Stadium while it underwent renovations as the Dolphins did at Hard Rock Stadium. Miami’s makeover reportedly cost $425 million, while Los Angeles’ and Las Vegas’ price tags are in the billions.

“I definitely think so. I think we can retrofit it,” Strunk said. “Whenever this transpires. Whenever we get to that point that we feel it needs to be done I think that stadium can be retrofitted in a Hard Rock way.”

21 responses to “Titans controlling owner: I don’t want a new stadium

  1. That’s nice and all but let’s get one thing done first. Please give the Texans/City of Houston the Oilers name, and colors, share the history. Yes you were the Oilers and it’s your history but it happened in Houston not Tennessee. Ravens did it so can you! #RespectTheHOUSTONOilersTenessee.

  2. Because of tourism being a major industry in Nashville. I would not be surprised if the city would want to build a domed stadium for conventions and concerts. The current stadium is just on the other side of river of downtown. If the city held the draft. It could easily handle a super bowl, ncaa final 4.

  3. Sign number 203 that I’m getting old…I remember driving through Nashville when they were building that stadium like it was yesterday. Also remember watching the whole process of the dome being built in St. Louis. I don’t know if that speaks more about my age or how disposable stadiums have become.

  4. Smart move. For context, the Oilers were just a few years into the $100 million Astrodome renovation when Bud Adams demanded a new stadium.

  5. Having lived in Nashville for 15 years, the stadium desperately needs an upgrade. It’s barebones and outdated. But Strunk wisely knows the “fan experience” is just a few yards away with downtown Nashville tourist attractions and nightlife.

  6. Beyond good Parking, clean sight lines, lots of clean bathrooms, cold beer, good hot dogs and a good,competitive team playing on a good,safe surface, the rest of this crap is is crap….

  7. footballinla says:
    August 2, 2019 at 9:30 pm
    That’s nice and all but let’s get one thing done first. Please give the Texans/City of Houston the Oilers name, and colors, share the history. Yes you were the Oilers and it’s your history but it happened in Houston not Tennessee. Ravens did it so can you! #RespectTheHOUSTONOilersTenessee.
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    I think the Modell was forced to leave the Browns legacy in Cleveland via court settlement or arbitration.

  8. I liked the “disposable stadium” term mentioned above….I thought it was just me. No reason not to retrofit unless a stadium is condemned…cost of going to games is already super high/increasing all the time, and prohibitive to many and to saddle them with higher ticket prices and taxes does nothing to fix that.

  9. Say what you want about Dolphins owner Stephen Ross, but at least he use his own money to renovate Hard Rock. That the Titans owners won’t renovate means they expect taxpayers to fund it, or they will go somewhere else…just don’t come to El Paso or anywhere else in west Texas (BTW, Ryan Tannehill is from Big Spring in west Texas….start him, maybe?)

  10. I doubt that they leave Nashville anytime soon, mainly as it is one of the fastest growing cities and could become a considerably stronger NFL market than it has been since relocating. The stadium is in as perfect of a location as it could be, with two bridges carrying people directly into downtown and broadway. The retrofit idea along the lines of Hard Rock sounds great, since the stadium seems to be in good shape and just needs to be modernized.

  11. I’ve been going to games there since day one. I also travel to several away games every season. I’ll admit, Nissan isn’t the best stadium I’ve been to. But I’ve been to locations where I cannot even see my team play or the numbers on jerseys that I paid well more than we do in Nashville. I like the location of our stadium next to downtown and would take it over half of the stadiums I’ve visited. The Titans are not leaving town any time soon.

  12. kirksmith2150 says:
    August 2, 2019 at 9:49 pm
    Because of tourism being a major industry in Nashville. I would not be surprised if the city would want to build a domed stadium for conventions and concerts. The current stadium is just on the other side of river of downtown. If the city held the draft. It could easily handle a super bowl, ncaa final 4.

    They have one, it’s called Bridgestone Arena & it’s smack dab in the middle of downtown. And Nissan Stadium is just across the river. Very quick uber ride & even a short walk.

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