No fans allowed for Titans’ home opener against Jaguars

Tennessee Titans hold NFL football training camp at Nissan Stadium. (Mark Humphrey/AP)

The Tennessee Titans won’t have fans at their home opener Sunday against Jacksonville. That will change in October and increase with each of their next three home games.

Nashville Mayor John Cooper announced Thursday the Titans will be able to have up to 10% of capacity at Nissan Stadium, or about 7,000 fans, on Oct. 4 against Pittsburgh. Barring setbacks, that will jump to 12.5% or 8,500 on Oct. 11 for a home game against Buffalo and up to 15% (10,000) on Oct. 18 for a game against the Houston Texans.

That’s part of a plan to reach a fixed capacity of 21% for the Titans’ final four home games in November and December.

Burke Nihil, Titans president and CEO, said they are thrilled to welcome fans back to Nissan Stadium and thanked Cooper and the local health department. Nihil says they feel confident in the team’s plan to keep everyone safe and comfortable.

That plan includes socially distant seating pods of groups up to six, mobile ticketing and parking, mandatory face coverings except when eating and drinking. No tailgating or pre-game activities will be allowed outside the stadium.

The Titans will have a handful of fans Sunday. A sweepstakes winner and guest along with two season-ticket members with two passes each and another pair of passes for a frontline worker.

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