Nashville Mayor John Cooper says there will be no fans at Nissan Stadium for the Tennessee Titans home opener against the Jacksonville Jaguars September 20. This will also apply to Nashville SC soccer for this month and September 2020.
“Across the United States, there’s a wide range of approaches to in-person attendance for professional sports based on a wide range of public health policies and the prevalence of the coronavirus in those locations. We must take a cautious approach recognizing that we cannot predict our COVID-19 metrics further into the fall sports season. I’m grateful both to the Tennessee Titans and Nashville SC for working closely with our Office of the Metro Public Health Department while prioritizing the safety of their players, staff and our residents,” said Mayor Cooper.
Titans President and CEO Burke Nihil issued the following statement:
“There’s certainly no denying that we wish we would be opening our home schedule on September 20 in front of fans. NFL football is a game meant to be played in front of a loud, cheering crowd and no one desires that outcome more than us. However, these are not normal times and as civic leaders in this great city, we understand and support Mayor Cooper and Metro Nashville Public Health Department’s decision to delay welcoming fans into Nissan Stadium.”