The Coliseum

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The Coliseum
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The Coliseum

Facility Statistics
LocationOne Titans Way
Nashville, Tennessee 37213
Broke Ground1997
OpenedSeptember 12, 1999
OwnerThe City of Nashville
ManagerThe City of Nashville
SurfaceTifsport Bermuda Sod
Construction Cost$290 million USD
ArchitectHOK Sport
Naming Rights
PurchaserAdelphia Communications
Price$30 million over 15 years (Canceled in 2002 by bankruptcy court order after only three years)
Current rightsholderNone
Former Names
Adelphia Coliseum1999-2002
Tenants
Tennessee Titans1999-present
Tennessee State Tigers (NCAA)1999-present
Gaylord Hotels Music City Bowl1999-present
CMA Music Festival (Fan Fair)2001-present
Seating Capacity
199968,958

See Coliseum for the structure in Rome, or Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum for the structure in Los Angeles.


The Coliseum is a football stadium in Nashville, Tennessee, used primarily as the home stadium of the NFL's Tennessee Titans, but also used by Tennessee State University. It is also the site of the Gaylord Hotels Music City Bowl, a postseason college football game played each December. The Coliseum is located on the east bank of the Cumberland River, directly across the river from downtown Nashville. Its capacity is slightly under 69,000.

The Coliseum also doubles as a large concert venue, although very few concerts are scheduled there due to attendance that did not approach capacity. The main stage for the annual CMA Music Festival (formerly Fan Fair), held every June, is located in the Coliseum. A large Billy Graham Crusade was held at The Coliseum in the summer of 2000.

The facility was originally known as Adelphia Coliseum in a naming rights arrangement, but after Adelphia missed a required payment and subsequently filed for bankruptcy in 2002 this name was dropped.

The stadium was completed in 1999; its construction was delayed when the construction site was hit by a tornado that struck downtown Nashville on April 16, 1998 and destroyed several cranes, but the stadium opened in time for the first scheduled event.

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