The Tennessee Titans were once known as the Houston Oilers,
then the Tennessee Oilers, and eventually became the Titans. The Oilers came
to Tennessee in 1997 where they kept the same name for only two seasons before changing to the Titans and selling Titans tickets.
The 1999 season, the first season as the Titans, was also the best in franchise history. The Titans went
13-3 in the regular season and sold out of Titans tickets for every home game that year. The
team’s success continued into the playoffs as they made it all the way to the Super Bowl, where
they eventually lost to the St. Louis Rams in a heartbreaker where Titans wide receiver Kevin Dyson
was tackled one yard short of the endzone as time expired. In the first round
of the playoffs that year, the Titans ran one of the most famous plays of all time, The Music
City Miracle. In front of a sold out home crowd of fans who purchased Titans tickets, the team
returned a kickoff with 16 seconds left which included a lateral to win the game.
The seasons from 2000-20003 continued the success from the 1999 season as the team made
the playoffs each year but always ended up falling short of a Super Bowl championship. The Titans have had many fan favorites that have helped sell
millions of Titans tickets. Among those players are MVP quarterback Steve McNair, running
back Eddie George, electric quarterback Vince Young and the speedy running back Chris
Johnson who eclipsed the 2,000 rushing yard mark in 2009.
The team name change to Titans in 1999 also marked the team’s first season at LP Field. With
a construction cost of almost $300 million, LP Field features a parking lot and bus shuttle for
everybody who purchases Titans tickets, along with a stadium that seats almost 70,000 fans
who purchase Titans tickets.
In the 1999 season the Titans were one of two teams to go undefeated at their home field, and
the first NFL team to ever do so in the first year of a new stadium. The Titans are also on their
way to setting a new record for consecutive sellouts, as they have sold out every home game in the history
of LP Field, equating to over 6.7 million Titans tickets sold through the 2011-2012 NFL
Some of the unique features of LP Field that help sell Titans tickets are the two huge video
screens at each end of the stadium that show stats and replays and more than 60 concession
stands located throughout the stadium. The nice weather in Tennessee during the football
season allows the stadium to be open air and contains real grass that
can grow all year round, allowing those who purchase Titans tickets to watch a football game
and still enjoy the weather of Central Tennessee. As teams around the
NFL have been having difficulty selling tickets, but not the Titans. Being blessed
with some of the most dedicated fans in football, the Titans have a 13 year sellout streak at LP
Field that will continue for many years to come.
6-12-13: The Titans were just 6-10 a year ago, but considering they endured injuries to young quarterback Jake Locker and a rough start for running back Chris Johnson, it’s arguable that they did a lot better than they should have. A lot of people still question whether or not Locker is actually the answer, but he was basically still a rookie in 2012, and even with that he didn’t get a full season under his belt due to missing games with a shoulder injury. He’s healthy now and with a big arm and elite athleticism, has the potential to get this Titans offense off the ground, with the help of Chris Johnson, of course. Tennessee could either be a middle-of-the road team or an exciting team on the rise.
12-4-12: The Quarterback shuffle has been a large part of the disappointing season the Titans have had thus far. Chris Johnson is still going to surpass the 1000 yard mark despite some early poor play and under usage of him. Coming off a 24-10 loss to the Houston Texans, the Titans will now head to Indianapolis to square off against the 8-4 Colts.