Nissan Stadium Guide for Beginners

The King gets his long-awaited pre-game intro. Photo: Everett Cook/Axios

👋 Hello, this is Everett. I’m the editor who works with Adam and Nate.

  • I was in town last weekend to celebrate the wedding of two loyal Axios Nashville readers (congratulations Sydney and Kevin!) and the timing lined up perfectly for my first visit to Nissan Stadium.
  • You’re probably not looking for my opinion on PAT decisions or 3rd and 1st shotgun hits, so here are some thoughts on the Titans’ game day:

👑 The good: The bottom bowl held up the whole game. King Henry’s introduction was deafening. Electric crowd overall.

  • Entrance to the stadium is smooth. There’s no fumbling with the keys of an x-ray machine or awkward pat-downs.
  • Halftime gigs that don’t waste time setting up a stage on the pitch are a good idea. Jimmie Allen crushed his set perched on the stage behind the end zone.

🚽 The bad: I have never waited so long to go to the bathroom in a stadium. Fifteen minutes minimum regardless of the game situation.

  • The AP played Andy Grammer’s “Keep Your Head Up” no less than 30 seconds after a devastating last-second playoff loss to an inferior team. Go on. Let’s be sad.
  • The stadium wasn’t exactly overrun with Bengals fans, but they were definitely noticeable and loud. Maybe 25% of the crowd wore black and orange.

☹️ The ugly: Ryan Tannehill was really hard to watch.

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