Goodbye LP Field. Hello Nissan Stadium.
The Titans and Nissan announced this morning that they have agreed to a 20-year partnership, according to the Associated Press. The new name will be subject to approval by the NFL.
The stadium was initially called Adelphia Coliseum following it’s completion in 1999, and it’s been know as LP Field since 2006. Besides the Titans, the space is also home to the Tennessee State football team and the Music City Bowl.
As you’ve likely heard, there’s plenty of other stadium talk going around the NFL. Let’s take a look at those whispers…
- Oakland mayor Libby Schaaf met with commissioner Roger Goodell in New York earlier this month, according to Scott Bair of CSNBayArea.com. Schaaf’s intent is to keep the Raiders in Oakland, as opposed to moving the team to Los Angeles. Eric Grumman, the “league point man for Los Angeles relocation and franchise retention in home markets” (as Bair so eloquently describes), was also at the meeting, and he claims there were no negotiations. “The Mayor outlined visions and goals at a general level,” Grubman said. “No specific proposal was discussed. Roger encouraged dialogue, and he stressed that there was a need to have a specific and actionable plan put forward soon.”
- The main topic in a St. Louis courtroom this afternoon pertained to the construction of a new Rams stadium, as David Hunn of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch describes. Attorneys basically argued that the stadium could be considered “adjacent” to the dome in downtown St. Louis, regardless of where it’s built.