About Tennessee Titans
Tennessee Titans Tickets 2019 Season Outlook
The Titans have had a quietly productive offseason by signing WR Adam Humphries and adding OG Rodger Saffold-who had graded the road for some of Todd Gurley’s success in L.A.-to bolster their offensive line. More important to Tennessee’s success this year is that TE Delanie Walker is back healthy. Young offensive skill players like QB Marcus Mariota, WR Corey Davis, and RB Derrick Henry will still need to take a step forward if the Titans are to capitalize on a talented defense that ranked 3rd in the league last season.
History of the Tennessee Titans
The history of the Tennessee Titans brings you back to its original setting of Houston, Texas, where they began as a franchise known as the Houston Oilers. The team was a charter member of the American Football League and its first champion, winning the AFL championship in 1960. They also became the first team to go back-to-back, winning the title again in 1961. Another first for the Oilers was when the team moved to their then-new home stadium of the Astrodome. Their move made them the first professional team to play in a domed stadium on synthetic turf.
In 1970, the AFL merged with the powerful National Football League and what followed was not very kind to the Oilers. They struggled to find any success as part of the AFC, but the end of the decade saw stars Elvin Bethea, Billy "White Shoes" Johnson and Earl Campbell take the team to AFC Championship games in 1978 and 1979. The franchise's time in Houston is marked with seasons where the team finished with good records only to ultimately fall short in the playoffs. By 1995, owner Bud Adams wanted to get a new stadium in Houston but was denied the opportunity. He made the decision to relocate the team to Nashville, a city that would build him the state-of-the-art stadium he was looking for. Officially heading to Nashville in 1997, the now Tennessee Oilers played two seasons at Vanderbilt Stadium, finishing both seasons 8-8. In 1999 a new era began in Tennessee. The franchise officially changed its name to the Titans and moved into their new stadium, Adelphia Coliseum (now known as Nissan Stadium). Steve McNair and Eddie George led the Titans to an impressive 13-3 record. They advanced through the playoffs to Super Bowl XXXIV, which they ultimately lost to the Los Angeles Rams 23-16.
Nissan Stadium began being built in spring of 1997 and was officially opened on August 3, 1999. It has a capacity of 69,143 spectators and is also the home to the Tennessee State Tigers of Tennessee State University. From 1999-2002 the stadium was known as Adelphia Coliseum. Then from 2002-2006 the venue was simply referred to as The Coliseum. Following this name, from 2006-2015 the stadium was called LP Field. Since 2016, it has been called by its current name – Nissan Stadium.