The Titans and Colts have been divisional rivals since 2002. In the early days of the newly formed AFC South, the Titans and Colts were the two power teams trading off division titles from 2002 to 2010. There is always a lot at stake when these two rivals get together, so you won’t want to miss when the Colts are in town.
Not only are the Titans and Texans AFC South rivals, but the Titans also originated in Houston, as the Oilers, capturing the hearts and minds of Houstonians from 1960 to 1996. Many Texans fans still have bad taste in their mouths from the Oilers skipping town, so expect there to be a lot of passion both on the field and in the stands when these two AFC South rivals get together.
The first matchup between the then Houston Oilers and Jaguars took place in 1995 when the Oilers took down the Jaguars 10-3. During the 1999 season, the rivalry between these two teams intensified with the Titans handing the Jaguars their only three losses of the season including a 33-14 loss in the AFC Championship game.
The rivalry between the Titans and Steelers stems from these two teams occupying the AFC Central together from 1970 to 2002. Once realignment came around in 2002 the Titans were moved to the AFC South, and the Steelers were put in the AFC North. However that hasn’t stopped this rivalry from being very heated as the two teams still meet on a regular basis, and there is still plenty of bad blood between the fans.
Titans Tailgate Guide
Titan’s fans bring a unique Nashville style of Tailgating to the NFL. The parking lots surrounding Nissan Stadium are full of crazed Titans fans enjoying cold beverages and southern barbecue. Fire up the smokers and join in the fun since you can’t go wrong with some refreshing cold brews and delicious barbecue.
The barbecue at a Titans tailgate is truly something special. Not only is it among the finest barbecue you’ll find anywhere throughout the country, but the fans also have a special tradition of serving different types of meat depending on the opponent. For example, when the Bills are in town you’ll encounter a ton of buffalo meat while the rival Colts conjure up steaks and the Dolphins arrival causes fans to bring out the catfish. Regardless of who is in town the delicious barbecue found at a Titans game is top notch and not something you would want to miss out on.
Another Titans tailgating tradition is the playing of a game called Sholf. Sholf is a combination of golf and shuffleboard and is a lot of fun to play. Titans fans take sholf seriously and even have tournaments that last throughout the season. Forget about your traditional tailgate games like ladder ball and corn hole and get ready to play some sholf when tailgating before a Titans game.
Finally, make sure to arrive early when attending a Titans tailgate since the lots open up five hours before kickoff ensuring you’ll have plenty of time to knock back a few beers, fill up on some of the tastiest barbecues around, and play a few games of sholf.
Looking to tailgate with a large group? No problem the Titans Tailgate Zone has got you covered. At the Tailgate Zone, you’ll be treated to a private tent, an all you can eat buffet, game tickets, and you’ll even have the chance to meet Titans cheerleaders and T-Rac.
One Titans tailgating tradition is the playing of a game called Sholf. Sholf is a combination of golf and shuffleboard and is a lot of fun to play. Titans fans take sholf seriously and even have tournaments that last throughout the season. Forget about your traditional tailgate games like ladder ball and cornhole and get ready to play some sholf when tailgating before a Titans game.
South End Zone LotThe best place to enjoy cold beers and amazing BBQ is the South End Zone parking lot. The lot features a designated tailgate area creating a block party like atmosphere that has had diehard Titans fans flocking to the south end zone lot since the stadium opened in 1999.
Tailgate ZoneLooking to tailgate with a large group? No problem the Titans Tailgate Zone has got you covered. At the Tailgate Zone, you’ll be treated to a private tent, an all you can eat buffet, game tickets, and you’ll even have the chance to meet Titans cheerleaders and T-Rac.
Titans Stadium Guide
The Tennessee Titans have called Nissan Stadium home since 1999, and over the years fans have witnessed many magical moments in the stadium including the famous Music City Miracle against the Buffalo Bills. Despite being a fairly new stadium, you can feel the history and tradition that the Titans have built up in the almost two decades, they’ve been in Nashville.
The excellent downtown location of Nissan Stadium means you’ll have no problem accessing the stadium if you’re coming from out of town to see the game. The stadium location also will put you in the heart of Nashville ensuring you’ll be able to take in all the wonderful sights and sounds the city has to offer. In fact inside the stadium itself, you’ll get an excellent view of downtown Nashville, which ties your Titans game day experience together with the rest of your trip.
Inside the stadium, you’ll be joined by some of the zealous fans in the NFL. Titans fans, like most southerners, can’t get enough football and love their team, win or lose. In recent years the Titans have hit some tough times, but that hasn’t stopped fans from continuing to pour into Nissan Stadium to support their team. Come prepared to cheer loudly and frequently for the Titans so that you can feel a part of the crowd while at a Titans game.
There is no such thing as going hungry while at Nissan Stadium. Logan’s offers classic Nashville barbecue and juicy cheeseburgers both of which are must-haves if you want to taste the best that Nissan Stadium has to offer. When in Nashville you MUST try Tennessee barbecue and Logan’s is a great option while at a Titans game.
Much like barbecue, whiskey is also a Tennessee staple and nothing goes better with barbecue than Jack Daniels Whiskey. Make sure to visit the Jack Daniels Distillery inside Nissan Stadium, which offers a number of delicious whiskey based beverages to enjoy while cheering on the Titans.
The atrium on the north end of Nissan Stadium features a deck that offers an amazing view of downtown Nashville. This is the perfect place to take a few photos to commemorate your Titans game day experience giving you lifelong memories you can share with all your friends and family.
Before Kickoff of every home game, the Titans hold a ceremony paying tribute to you, the fans. An honoree of the Titans runs out of the tunnel before the team and plants a sword on the logo in the middle of the field. The ceremony is an incredible way for the Titans to honor those who make the NFL run, the fans, and is quite the sight to behold as well.
T-Rac the Titan’s raccoon mascot can be seen wandering the sidelines at every Titans home game. Throughout the game T-Rac will entertain and energize the crowd by performing a variety of antics, so keep your eyes peeled for this little scamp when attending a Titans game.
The Tennessee Titans cheerleaders consist of 25 members and perform various routines throughout the game to get everyone on their feet during the game. The cheerleaders do a superb job of riling up the crowd, so look for them to give Titans fans some extra inspiration just when the team needs it most.
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