Located between Interstate 24 and the eastern banks of the Cumberland River, the stadium area is host to one of Nashville’s two professional sports stadiums, LP Field, the home of the Tennessee Titans. As it stands today, the stadium area is one of the youngest neighborhoods in Nashville. In the mid 1990s, the area was cleared for construction for a professional football stadium in anticipation of the arrival of Tennessee’s first NFL team.
In 1998, the Houston Oilers moved to Nashville and were eventually renamed the Tennessee Titans. The stadium, originally named Adelphia Coliseum, opened in 1999 and the Titans enjoyed an undefeated first season in the new stadium.
Visitors to the stadium area have easy access to downtown Nashville via the extremely popular and picturesque Shelby Street Pedestrian Bridge. The bridge crosses the Cumberland River and provides onlookers with one of the best views of the Nashville skyline. It has been featured in a variety of popular music videos, including “Save a Horse, Ride a Cowboy,” by Nashville’s own Big and Rich.
Throughout the year various festivals and events are held on the bridge, including “Dinner on the Bridge” and “Wine on the Bridge”, two local fundraisers. The Pedestrian Bridge is also very popular during the annual CMA Music Festival, because guests can easily travel to 2nd Avenue for dinner at restaurants such as The Melting Pot and the Old Spaghetti Factory.
In addition to a variety of dinner options in nearby downtown, guests to the stadium area can enjoy dinner at the only German restaurant in Nashville, The Gerst Haus, which is located between LP Field and I-24.