NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) The Tennessee Titans' home field is changing its name from LP Field to Nissan Stadium.
Officials from the Titans and Nissan announced Thursday a 20-year partnership that renames Nashville's downtown stadium. The naming rights are subject to approval by the NFL and Metro Government Authority.
The Titans' home stadium had been known as LP Field since 2006. The stadium opened in 1999 and was named Adelphia Coliseum at the time.
The city-owned stadium also is the home field for Tennessee State football and the Music City Bowl as well as many concerts and other events, including the annual Country Music Association Music Festival. In a release announcing the agreement, Nissan senior vice president Fred Diaz called the stadium ''a centerpiece of the downtown skyline.''
The naming rights agreement includes the opportunity for Nissan branding on the facility's exterior as well as signage and other displays inside the stadium.
Nissan's Tennessee presence includes its North American headquarters in Franklin and manufacturing facilities in Smyrna and Decherd. The Smyrna plant has more than 8,400 employees, and it assembled more than 648,000 vehicles in 2014.
''The Nissan facility in Smyrna opened 32 years ago this month, and the impact of the company and its employees continues to be felt throughout Nashville and middle Tennessee,'' Titans interim president Steve Underwood said in a release.
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