The Tennessee Titans NFL team has released more renderings of its planned new stadium after initial designs were revealed last month.
The renderings, which have been produced by Manica Architecture, provide a look at the interior and exterior of the stadium, which will have a capacity of around 60,000.
Manica also designed Allegiant Stadium, home of the NFL’s Las Vegas Raiders, and Chase Center, home of the NBA’s Golden State Warriors. The Titans commissioned Manica to produce concept designs in order to inform site planning and cost estimates for a new stadium.
The Titans recently agreed terms with Nashville and Davidson County Mayor John Cooper for the enclosed stadium, which will cost up to $2.2bn (£1.9bn/€2.2bn). The first renderings were released a week later.
More renderings have now been released by the Titans, providing a clearer look at the stadium’s translucent roof structure and how the venue would appear in concert mode. The renderings also include an upper deck patio area and a wider shot of the stadium with the Nashville skyline in the background.
The stadium will also feature a 12,000-square-foot dedicated community space that could be used year-round for educational opportunities, non-profit events and other community-minded purposes.
Manica has also released a video featuring fly-through imagery of the new stadium, giving fans an insight into the exterior and interior of the venue.
The Titans have not yet selected an architect of record for the stadium, which will set a goal of achieving a US Green Building Council LEED Gold certification. A full architectural design process for the stadium, which will span 1.7 million square feet, will begin at a later date.
In an interview with the Nashville Business Journal yesterday (Wednesday), David Manica, president and owner of Manica Architecture, said: “Are there other buildings out there in the NFL that are larger? Yes, there are. So, being strategic in what area we build and making sure that everybody has everything they need inside that limited area, or defined area, was the No. 1 thing we did to control the budget.”
Manica added: “Most NFL stadiums do not have outdoor environments and we wanted to change that in this building. You have a lot of wonderful weather here in Nashville, even during winter seasons, and we wanted that to be a part of the experience. The concourses … open to these big front porches that have these sweeping panoramic views of downtown.”
The team believes its deal with Mayor Cooper will relieve a nearly $2bn burden on taxpayers by voiding the current lease agreement to play at Nissan Stadium. That lease deal, signed in 1996, legally obligates Nashville to provide a “first-class” stadium for the Titans until 2039.