Tennessee Titans break ground on new Nissan Stadium

The dig of shovels on Thursday, Feb. 29 signaled the start of what will become the new $2.1 billion enclosed stadium by 2027.

Nine city leaders stand on stage in hard hats with small shovels in their hand as they dig into a pile of dirt.

Fun fact: Art by local students decorates the fence surrounding the construction site.

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Hundreds of Nashvillians gathered at the site of what will become the Tennessee Titans’ new home on Thursday, Feb. 29 for the stadium’s official groundbreaking ceremony.

As we know, the enclosed stadium is on track to reach the end zone by the 2027 season — but a few new details outline what we can expect to see play out in the next three years.

1,600. That’s the number of construction workers that will keep the project, which spans five football fields, moving on its busiest days. Pushing 430,000 yards of dirt and 18,000 tons of steel around with heavy machinery can be tricky, but officials are developing a schedule to ease the influx of traffic along the East Bank.

By next year, the building’s shell is expected to be complete. At the close of the 2026 season, Titans fans should prepare to say their goodbyes to the current Nissan Stadium, as its demolition will then begin in stages.

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