The Titans unveiled a fully-rendered video of their new stadium plans, and I believe nearly everybody’s response was the identical: meh.
Possibly it’s as a result of this video merely gave animation to photographs we’ve already seen or perhaps it’s as a result of the brand new stadium carries all the thrill of a visit to the DMV. Look, don’t get me improper. Am I glad the Titans are getting a brand new stadium? After all. Am I wanting ahead to Nashville internet hosting Tremendous Bowls, Last Fours, and Taylor Swift live shows that gained’t get rained on? Clearly. So sure, this does type of really feel like a child on Christmas morning complaining in regards to the colour of Tesla his dad and mom gifted him. And let me make this clear, there are only a few issues the Titans may do (other than perhaps signing a Deshaun Watson or unveiling different uniforms as dangerous because the Colts did this yr) that may make me love them any much less. And when this new stadium/trendy shopping center opens, I’ll like it. However I’ll say the factor many individuals in all probability don’t wish to. The design kinda sucks.
Now, I’m a agency believer in “don’t be essential with out offering an answer.” So what would I do to vary it? I don’t know, perhaps make it really feel extra like Nashville? And never new “simply moved to Nashville to pursue a profession in music/movie/healthcare/actual property” transplant Nashville (which is what it looks like proper now). The architects for this construct are clearly the identical architects for each construct in Nashville from the final 10+ years. No ties or look after the heritage of Nashville. No really feel for historic Decrease Broad. No really feel for the Greek “Athens of the South” heritage the Titans are named after. The caption @Titans used for his or her tweet ought to learn “Made for us, made for brand spanking new Nashville.” It’s only a modern-looking Areas Financial institution. My buddy Jeff identified that the stadium appears to be like like one of many newly designed McDonald’s. You realize, the one’s WITHOUT a PlayPlace.
It’s irritating as a result of this looks like what we went by way of 25 years in the past when Adelphia Coliseum was constructed. It was cookie-cutter. It was cost-effective. And there was nothing particular about it by any means. It was like each generic stadium you’d discover in Madden’s create-a-team franchise mode. And it’s not prefer it couldn’t have been cooler. Raymond James Stadium was constructed a yr earlier and had a rattling pirate ship in it. The Bengals’ formerly-known-as-Paul Brown Stadium opened a yr later and it’s means cooler than now-Nissan “Coliseum.” NRG Stadium, Ford Subject, Gillette Stadium, and the Seahawks’ Lumen Subject all got here inside the subsequent three years. All insanely higher than what the Titans rolled out in 1999. However I get it. Nashville was simply Nashville again then. That was earlier than individuals knew in regards to the metropolis and drunken “woo!’ women stuffed the road. However now? How will you not provide you with one thing that appears cooler than a large Bunsen burner? Particularly right this moment. Nashville is booming and also you simply unveiled one other Prime Golf. And once more, similar to in ’99, it’s not like it could’t be cooler. SoFi Stadium was constructed just some years prior, and it appears to be like wonderful. Identical with Allegiant Stadium within the Vegas desert. Hell, Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta was constructed 5 years and now. I went to Lucas Oil final season for the primary time, and (don’t learn this subsequent half, Colts followers), it’s one of many coolest stadiums I’ve ever been to. And it was in-built *checks calendar* 2008! Individuals had been nonetheless rocking T-Cellular Sidekicks after they lower the ribbon on that barn. And it nonetheless holds up 15 years later. However there’s nothing “cool” about this new Titans crib. It appears to be like like a rattling Ps. And never even one of many later Playstations.
A part of me expects this sound to play everytime you stroll into the place.
And like Mercedes-Benz Stadium, I doubt it should have low cost concessions both.
Look, I’m not mad, Titans. I’ll at all times love you. Let’s simply say I’m dissatisfied.