Nissan Stadium in Nashville, Tennessee serves as the home of the NFL’s Tennessee Titans and hosts a number of other sporting and entertainment events each year.
Here are a few factors to consider when visiting the stadium this season to ensure your visit goes as smoothly as possible.
Upcoming events at Nissan Stadium
With a capacity of nearly 70,000 people, Nissan Stadium is Tennessee’s second-largest sports venue. It sits behind Neyland Stadium in Knoxville, which holds almost 103,000 fans and has long been considered one of the loudest stadiums in the nation.
Nissan Stadium returned to full capacity for the 2021 season after operating at reduced capacity for much of 2020.
The venue has already hosted a number of events this September alone, including an MLS World Cup qualifying match and the first Titans home game of the season.
A variety of upcoming events remain on the calendar including eight more Titans home games, the next of which is Sept. 26 against the Indianapolis Colts.
Major League Soccer team Nashville SC also hosts its home events at the stadium, a schedule which extends from now until the end of October.
Finally, the year ends with college football’s Music City Bowl on Dec. 30, which fans can stream live on ESPN.
The 2022 season quickly gets underway with more football and soccer. Then on Feb. 26, the Nashville Predators face the Tampa Bay Lightning as part of the NHL Stadium Series.
In addition to sporting events, the stadium lists multiple concerts on its calendar including:
- Rolling Stones
- Kenny Chesney
- CMA Fest
- Def Leppard with Motley Crüe, Poison and Joan Jett
- Elton John
Parking for Nissan Stadium
Parking in downtown Nashville can be expensive. Couple that with a major event taking place at Nissan Stadium and you’ve got a seriously daunting task on your hands. Unless you’re staying downtown and have already shelled out $20 – $40 for a parking spot, you may want to consider alternative travel options.
Generally, it’s easier to utilize a rideshare program like Uber when visiting downtown Nashville.
The stadium lists two specific rideshare drop-off locations that allow for “quick pickup and drop-off at a location a short distance away from the venue.”
Keep in mind, snagging a ride after an event will take some extra time and patience. For quicker access, try walking across the John Seigenthaler Pedestrian Bridge to a corner where traffic is less congested.
Alternatively, parking passes are available online via the Nissan Stadium Ticket Office. Guests can also reserve cash lots in advance or pay the day of the event.
COVID-19 protocol and safety restrictions
Nissan Stadium is constantly adjusting its stadium policies to best protect the public. Because of this, it’s always wise to update yourself on the latest facility guidelines before visiting.
The stadium currently operates at full capacity and no longer requires visitors to wear masks. Face masks are, however, still highly encouraged among all non-vaccinated patrons.
Upon arriving at the stadium, all patrons undergo a security screening via metal detector.
A clear bag policy is enforced, where clear bags up to 12″ x 12″ x 6″ are welcome. Non-transparent wallets and cases larger than 4.5″ x 6.5″, on the other hand, are prohibited.
For limited contact and quicker entry at the gate, the stadium encourages guests to leave all bags all at home.
Leave your cash at home
Once inside the stadium, a variety of concession stands are available where patrons can snag food and drink options including burgers, hot dogs, funnel cakes, soda, beer, and vodka-infused frozen lemonade.
Those who try to pay for their tasty goods in cash, however, will be quickly turned away. Cashiers accept credit cards, debit cards, and mobile payments only. This restriction applies to purchases from all vendors, concessions, bars, retail, and stadium parking locations.
Patrons equipped with cash can visit select box office windows to convert their money into $20 gift cards to use throughout the stadium.
The stadium instated these payment restrictions in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and remain in place as other guidelines begin to slacken.
When attending an event at Nissan Stadium, a little planning goes a long way. Next time you visit, plan ahead and save yourself some major frustration on game day.