Multi-million dollar renovation project at LP Field nearly done
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -
On Thursday, the Tennessee Titans showed off offseason renovations at LP Field including two new high-definition LED video screens, which are second only in size to Dallas among NFL stadiums.
At approximately four times the size of the current screens, the new video screens will be among the NFL's largest and provide a sharper, clearer picture.
High-definition ribbon board video screens will accent the east and west sides of the stadium, providing information and sponsor graphics on game days.
A new sound system with an additional 800 speakers has also been added. The system will eliminate sound delays and deliver a clearer, more evenly distributed sound to fans.
"The speakers will be clearer and louder," said Titans VP Don MacLachlan.
Two banks of high speed elevators, each with six cars, have been installed to serve upper deck ticket holders. The elevators will take fans to the upper bowl in just 15 seconds and will help with crowd flow where it could take 10 minutes to go up the ramps that will continue to go to those upper seats.
"We hope the lines for the elevators won't be too long," added MacLachlan, "but we will be monitoring them to make sure people can get to their seats quicker."
Storage areas previously not accessible to fans have been converted into fan-friendly dining and entertainment zones.
"We are going to have murals put up within the week commemorating all the different events we have had here at LP Field in addition to Titans games," MacLachlan said.
The nearly $27 million project is in part being paid for out of a new $2 stadium ticket tax.
Officials told Nashville's News 2 the upgrades will be complete before next Thursday's first preseason game against the Cardinals. The game will be aired on News 2 at 7 p.m.
"We're going to get it done. We have to get it done with only have a week to go," said MacLachlan.