The Titans began playing professional football in the AFL in 1960 as the Houston Oilers. It wasn't until 1997 that the Oilers up and moved to Tennessee and 1999 that they became the Titans that we know them as today. The Oilers had immediate success in the AFL, winning the AFL championship in each of the franchise's first two seasons. Tough times befell the Oilers after their move to the NFL, missing the playoffs for the team's first eight years in the NFL. With the arrival of running back Earl Campbell in 1978 came three straight playoff appearances, but the Oilers soon bottomed out again. In 1987 the Oilers began a run of success that would last them 17 seasons. After returning to the playoffs for four straight seasons from 1987-1990, the Oilers broke a streak of 23 straight years without a division title, winning the AFC Central for the first time in 1991. From 1987 to 2003, the Oilers/Titans made the playoffs 11 times. The franchise has retired the numbers of seven players, including current head coach Mike Munchak's No. 67. Score with TicketCity - the place to go for Tennessee Titans tickets.
2016 Titans Season Preview
The Tennessee Titans struggled through the 2014 season, winning only 2 games. The abysmal season was not without benefits though, as the team was able to acquire quarterback Marcus Mariota with the 2nd pick in the NFL Draft. Mariota, who is known for his accuracy, is expected to take the starting quarterback job instantly, and has the potential to be the face of the Titans for years to come. Mariota will have a plethora of talented Titans receivers to dish the ball to, including Kendall Write, and rookie Dorial Green-Beckham. The Tennessee Titans are expected to start a number of rookies in 2015, and with that will likely come some inconsistency. But Titans fans should look forward to a team with a new direction, finally a quarterback capable of being a franchise player, and a drastically improved offense in 2015. Top non-division games on the Tennessee Titans 2015 schedule include home games against the Dolphins, Panthers, and Falcons.
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Tennessee Titans Football at Nissan Stadium Address: 1 Titans Way, Nashville, Tennessee, 37213
The Titans play their home games at Nissan Stadium, located in Nashville, Tennessee. The only home the Titans have known since their move, Nissan Stadium holds nearly 69 thousand screaming fans. In addition to two state-of-the-art video boards, Nissan Stadium has recently undergone a change to improve game day for Titans fans. The stadium now includes the Titans Party Stage, from which there are live performances at points during the game for the fans in the Music City. The Tennessee Titans home bench is on the Nissan Stadium sideline with sections 132-138. Nissan Stadium parking information is covered in our Titans event guide.
Titans vs. Ravens
This rivalry escalated in 2000 when these two teams had classic battles during the regular season and in the playoffs. After the NFL realigned the divisions in 2002, these two teams stopped playing each other twice a year. However, these two teams have met more times over the years in the playoffs and with some of the players on the Titans switching sides and playing for the Ravens through the years, this rivalry continues to be one of the more intense matchups in the NFL.
Titans vs. Steelers
These two teams first met in 1970 when the Titans were the Houston Oilers. This rivalry was one of the best in the NFL when they met two times a year. The matchup between these two teams is most remembered by the controversial call in the 1979 AFC Championship game when Oilers' quarterback Dan Pastorini threw a pass to wide receiver Mike Renfro in the end zone that was ruled incomplete.
Titans vs. Colts
The two most successful franchises in the division, this rivalry has become one of the best in the NFL over the years because the stakes are usually at its highest when these two teams play. The two teams have combined for more than 8 AFC South titles to go along with many more playoff appearances over the last 10+ years.
Titans in the Super Bowl, NFC Championship and in the NFL Playoffs
The Titans have won 8+ division titles and have made the playoffs more than 20 times since the organization started in 1960. The highlight of the Titans run during the Super Bowl era was their AFC Championship in 1999. The Titans nearly won the Super Bowl that season, but came two yards short from hoisting the Lombardi Trophy.
Tennessee Titans Event Guide
What time do gates open prior to kick off for a Tennessee Titans game?
Gates open to Tennessee Titans tickets holders two hours before the start of the game.
What are some good places to eat before a Titans game?
Whiskey Kitchen (118 12th Avenue South) is a great high-end restaurant to grab something other than the normal pub fare. The have an extensive whiskey/bourbon selection ensuring a perfect pairing with any menu item. The Tennessee Whiskey Yam Fries and Fire Roasted Salmon are insanely good.
Does my child need a ticket to attend a Tennessee Titans game?
All children ages two and under do not need Tennessee Titans tickets to enter Nissan Stadium.
Where is the best place to park for Titans game?
If you do not have a permit to park one of the best lots (very close to the stadium) is Lot E between South 1st and South 2nd streets just south of James Robertson Parkway. There are two lots 2nd & Church (210 2nd Ave. N) and Whitefront (205 2nd Ave.) that are close to the Woodland Street Bridge and offer the closest walk to the stadium. Prices at these lots vary and they fill up quickly so plan to arrive a few hours before game time to get a spot. Note: The Woodland Street Bridge closes to traffic and becomes available to shuttle buses and pedestrians a few hours before the game.