LP Field History
Since 1999 the best place to go in Nashville to get your football fix has definitely been LP Field,
home of both the Tennessee Titans of the NFL and the Tennessee State University Tigers' football team. LP Field also hosts
soccer matches and the occasional concert as well as public meetings and parties in its additional areas. Construction of
the stadium began in 1997 as the Houston Oilers agreed to relocate to Nashville and become the Tennessee Titans. By the time
the stadium opened in 1999, fans had already snatched up all of the personal seat licenses and season tickets and the Titans
have sold out every home game at LP Stadium to date.
LP Field Events
Although LP Field is primarily known
and used as the home field for the Tennessee Titans, there is plenty else that the stadium offers locals. It is also used
as the home football field of the Tigers of Tennessee State University as well as the site for the Franklin American Mortgage
Company Motor City Bowl held at the end of each college football season. Fans of the U.S. Men's National Team know LP Field
well as it has hosted several CONCACAF games as well as friendlies and World Cup and Olympic qualifiers, notably an April
1, 2009 3-0 win over Trinidad and Tobago which saw Jozy Altidore become the youngest U.S. soccer player to record a hat trick.
Concerts are also a big part of the annual schedule at LP Field and when they are bringing in big events like the CMA Music
Festival, which brings in the biggest country music stars every June as a way of thanking their fans, and many other huge
events there is no place in the world any music lover would rather be.
As the capital
of Tennessee, Nashville is simply brimming with entertainment options. The city is synonymous with music and sees many music
lovers making a pilgrimage to the city just to take in the scene, not to mention some of the most talented musicians from
all over the world taking up residency in Nashville in hopes of making a name for themselves. Be sure to check out the Grand
Ole Opry House as well as the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum to get a feel for the city's rich musical history before
heading out to a local bar or honky tonk to take in some of the current music the city has to offer.
This state of the art venue was designed not only to be aesthetically pleasing but also for functionality
with the experience of the patron in mind. There is literally not a bad seat in the house no matter what event you choose
to attend. When it comes to sports there is simply no excuse to stay home and watch the game when you could be inside the
buzzing LP Field with thousands of other fans and feel the electricity in the air.
On January 8,
2000 the Tennessee Titans played the Buffalo Bills in a playoff game at LP Field that would go down in NFL history. The Titans,
behind with the clock expiring ran a trick play that resulted in a touchdown and allowed the home team to advance to the next
round of the playoffs. The play was executed in front of a then record crowd at the stadium and has since been remembered
as The Music City Miracle.