Nissan Stadium in Nashville, Tennessee, is home to the Tennessee Titans of the National Football League. Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons.
National Football League
Titans/Oilers Team History
The Tennessee Titans are a professional American football team based in Nashville, Tennessee. The Titans compete in the South division of the American Football Conference (AFC) of the National Football League (NFL).
Nissan Stadium in Nashville, Tennessee, is home to the Tennessee Titans.
The Tennessee Titans began play in 1960 in Houston, Texas. Furthermore, they were a charter member of the American Football League (AFL).
Originally known as the Houston Oilers, the football team won the first two AFL Championships. After that, the team joined the NFL as part of the AFL–NFL merger in 1970.
When the football team relocated from Houston to Tennessee in 1997, it played its first season at the Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium in Memphis. After one year, the team moved to Vanderbilt Stadium in Nashville.
Meanwhile, Houston got an expansion NFL franchise in 2002. The Houston Texans play in AFC South.
Why the Team’ Changed Its Name
Many sports franchises keep the same name when they move from one city to another.
For example the Philadelphia Athletics became the Kansas City Athletics when the baseball team moved to Missouri. In the same vein, they changed their name to the Oakland Athletics when they moved to California.
Likewise, the Brooklyn Dodgers became the Los Angeles Dodgers when they moved to the West Coast. Similarly, the New York Giants became the San Francisco Giants when they moved to the City by the Bay.
So why did the Oilers change their name to the TItans?
First of all, the team was known as the “Tennessee Oilers”. Because oil was more associated with Texas than Tennessee, the team changed its name to “Titans” in 1999.
Currently, the team plays at Nissan Stadium in Nashville. Originally, the stadium was called Adelphia Coliseum. And it opened in 1989.
Interestingly, the Titans continue to have a fan base in Texas. For example, a fan club in Austin, the state capital, is particularly active.
Finally, two shortlists of some of the best spots to watch the Titans play follow.
Firstly, there is a list of the best Tennessee Titans bars in Nashville and other cities in the state. Secondly, there is a list of sports bars in other states, where Titans fans often watch games.
Best Tennessee Titans Bars in Tennessee
The following sports bars are considered friendly to Tennessee Titans fans. However, sometimes sports bars close. And sometimes fans decide to watch games at other sports bars.
In addition, bars sometimes decide to screen other events. Therefore, you should always call ahead to make sure the bar will broadcast the game you want to see.
- The George Jones – 128 – 2nd Avenue North, Nashville, Tennessee. Telephone: (615) 818-0128.
- Neighbors Nashville – 4425 Murphy Road, Nashville, Tennessee. Telephone: (615) 942-5052; 313 Jefferson Street, Nashville, Tennessee. Telephone: (615) 873-1954. – “Your Favorite Neighborhood Bars for Titans Games”
- Corner Pub – 151 North 5th Avenue, Nashville, Tennessee. Telephone: (615) 920-5808.
- Green Hills Crows Nest – 2221 Bandywood Drive, Nashville, Tennessee. Telephone: (615) 783-0720.
- Beyond the Edge – 112 South 11th Street, Nashville, Tennessee. Telephone: (615) 226-3343.
- Dawg House Saloon – 1522 Demonbreun Street, Nashville, Tennessee. Telephone: (615) 864-7393.
- M Street Tavern – 1904 Broadway, Nashville, Tennessee. Telephone: (615)
- Bearden Beer Market – 4524 Old Kingston Pike, Knoxville, Tennessee. Telephone: ((865) 851-8922.
- Buffalo’s Nashville – 154 – 2nd Avenue North, 2nd Floor, Nashville, Tennessee. Telephone: (615) 313-7665.
- Rippy’s Bar and Grill – 429 Broadway, Nashville, Tennessee. Telephone: (615) 244-7477.
- The Mainstay – 501 Main Street, Nashville, Tennessee. Telephone: (615) 760-5737.
Where to Watch the Tennessee Titans in Other States
While the following sports bars are not necessarily bona-fide Tennessee Titans bars, they tend to attract a lot of Titans fans on game day. Always call ahead to make sure they will show the game you want ot watch.
- Sidebar – 120 East 15th Street, New York, New York. Telephone: (212) 677-2900.
- Neisen’s Sports Bar – 4851 W 123rd Street, Savage, Minnesota. Telephone: (952) 846-4513
- Lou’s City Bar – 1400 Irving Street, Northwest, Washington, DC. Telephone: (202) 849-2782.
- Whiskey Bend – 1221 North San Fernando Boulevard, Burbank, California. (212) 821-9482.
- Elbow Room Sports Pub and Pizzeria – 248 Pharr Road, Atlanta, Georgia. Telephone: (404) 231-3308.
- Mr Tramps – 8565 Research Drive, Austin, Texas. Telephone: (512) 837-3500.
- PJ’s Sports Bar – 614 West Gray, Houston, Texas. Telephone: (713) 520-1748.
Your Input on Tennessee Titans Bars Wanted
Have have patronized any of these Tennessee Titans bars? If so, please leave comments (pro or con) in the COMMENT box below.
First of all, you can mention the ambiance for Tennessee Titans fans. For example, are Titans pennants or team memorabilia on display?
Furthermore, how many TV screens are there? How big are they? And are they easily visible?
In the same vein, how good is the quality of the sound? More importantly, is the sound turned on? Some bars show games, but they don’t turn on the sound. Or the sound is set so low you can hardly hear it. Certainly, that can be a big disappointment.
In addition, how is the food? And what about the service? In short, would you recommend the bar to other Tennessee Titan fans?
Most noteworthy, please let me know if any of these Titans watch bars have closed. Either that, or if Tennessee fans are no longer watching Titans games at them.
Also, your own recommendations on where to watch the Tennessee Titans play will also be greatly appreciated!
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