NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – The Tennessee Titans and Nissan officially announced a 20-year partnership that will change the name of LP Field to Nissan Stadium Thursday.
Nissan Stadium will host all Titans home football games, Tennessee State University football games, the Music City Bowl and a variety of other events and concerts.
“Our NFL stadium is one of the most recognizable features of Nashville’s skyline, and the Nissan name is a welcome addition,” Nashville Mayor Karl Dean said. “I look forward to a strong partnership between Nissan and the Titans, and I thank Nissan for having the confidence in Nashville to make this type of commitment.”
In addition to the name change, the stadium will also undergo renovations, which will partly include adding more red to the stadium.
“It’s going to be gorgeous and will become another Nashville landmark,” interim Titans President Steve Underwood said in part.
The renovations are expected to be completed by the Titans first preseason game in August.
One component of the new partnership will be assisting charitable organizations throughout Middle Tennessee in a variety of community outreach programs.
It’s the third name the stadium has held since its inception in 1999 as the Adelphia Coliseum. It was renamed LP Field in 2006.
The Nissan Smyrna plant began operations in 1983 and employs more than 8,400 people. In 2014, the Smyrna plant assembled more than 648,000 cars.