A limited number of fans will be allowed at Tennessee Titans home games beginning with the team’s Week 4 contest against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Oct. 4.
Below is everything you need to know about the new guidelines.
Nissan Stadium’s gradual capacity increase
For this initial game, Nissan Stadium will operate at a reduced 10% capacity. As a result, this opens the stadium up to roughly 7,000 season pass holders throughout the lower bowl, club levels, and suites.
Capacity at the stadium will gradually increase as the season progresses. If all goes as planned, the stadium could reach a fixed capacity of 21%, or 14,500 attendees, beginning in November. This is the maximum attendance the stadium can accommodate based on current CDC guidelines.
The gradual capacity plan for this year’s home games is as follows:
|Date||Opponent||Capacity %||Maximum Attendance|
|Oct. 4||Pittsburgh Steelers||10%||7,000|
|Oct. 11||Buffalo Bills||12.5%||8,600|
|Oct. 18||Houston Texans||15%||10,400|
|Nov. 8||Chicago Bears||21%||14,500|
|Nov. 12||Indianapolis Colts||21%||14,500|
|Dec. 6||Cleveland Browns||21%||14,500|
What this means for Tennessee Titans odds
The Titans played their first home game to an empty stadium on Sept. 20 against the Jacksonville Jaguars. Nevertheless, Tennessee benefited from a slight home-field advantage, coming out ahead with a 33-30 victory.
The Steelers are expected to be a tougher opponent for the Titans on Oct. 4. While odds for this game are not yet posted, it will be interesting to see if sportsbooks feel Tennessee could experience even more of a home-field advantage with fans in the seats.
Titans coach Mike Vrabel hopes that playing in front of supportive, cheering fans will lead to another win for the team.
In 2019, Tennessee was 4-4 at home and 5-3 on the road. They are currently 2-0 for the 2020 season.
Safe Stadium Plan
The Tennessee Titans have worked in conjunction with the city of Nashville and the Metro Nashville Public Health Department to create a list of guidelines for home games this season.
The Safe Stadium Plan is designed to protect the health and safety of fans, players, and staff members. Fans must wear a face mask at all times, except when eating or drinking. Additionally, the plan bans smoking and vaping within the stadium.
The new plan prohibits tailgating and pre-game activities outside the stadium for the foreseeable future. Instead, fans should arrive early and head straight to the gate listed on their ticket.
The stadium’s new guidelines also include:
- Socially-distant seating pods for six people or less
- Mobile ticketing to ensure contactless entry
- Individually wrapped concession items
- Enhanced stadium cleaning plan and hand sanitizing solutions
- Health screenings and personal protective equipment requirements for all stadium staff
Where can Tennessee residents bet on upcoming games?
Sports betting will go live in Tennessee by Nov. 1 at the latest. Luckily, this leaves fans with 10 regular season games to bet on. The first will be Nov. 1 against the Cincinnati Bengals.
Until then, Tennessee bettors can drive across the border into Mississippi to place an in-person bet on games. Tennessee residents can also get in on the action through daily fantasy sports (DFS). DFS has been legal in the state since 2018.
With a variety of strong Titans players to choose from, there’s plenty of opportunity to win some serious cash by adding one or more of them to your DFS lineup.