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Nissan Stadium Seats in Sun & Shade

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Nissan Stadium is a prominent football venue on the banks of the Cumberland River in Nashville. It serves as the home field for the Tennessee Titans and Tennessee State Tigers as well as a venue for international soccer and major concert tours. Central Tennessee experiences a variety of weather conditions. Summers are hot and even the fall can be quite warm and humid. As an open-air stadium, fans should use this guide to identify the best shaded seats at Nissan Stadium.

Where Are the Seats in the Shade and Sun at Nissan Stadium?

Generally speaking, shaded seats at Nissan Stadium are located:

  • West Sideline: Shade on the Titans’ home side of the stadium

Conversely, seats in the sun at Nissan Stadium can be found:

  • East Sideline: Sunny on the away team’s side of the stadium
  • End Zones: Seats are sun soaked behind the end zones

Unless scheduled for a national Sunday Night or Monday Night Football game, most Titans games kick off around noon to accommodate the NFL’s television schedule. College games often start later in the afternoon and concerts can start at any time of day from afternoon through evening. For specific details about shaded sections at different times of day, please continue reading. 

Nissan Stadium Orientation to the Sun

Nissan Stadium is oriented in a northwest-to-southeast direction. By noon, the sun is high in the sky near the south end zone. Over the course of the afternoon, it moves down behind the home field side of the stadium and eventually sets near the north end zone.

The graphic below shows the approximate location of the sun throughout the day on September 1st.

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Seats in the Sun and Shade at Early Afternoon Nissan Stadium Games

Titans games usually kick off relatively early since they are in the Central time zone and most TV broadcasts run off of the Eastern time zone. For a noon kickoff, most seats at Nissan Stadium will be in the sun and will remain so for the entire game. Early afternoon games start when the sun is at its highest, in a stadium without canopies or other shade structures. Initially, only fans seated in the very last rows on the 100-level, directly below the level above, will be safe from the sun’s rays.

As the afternoon progresses, seats on the west (home) side of the stadium will start to move into the shade as the stadium structure begins to block the sun. For a shaded seat, consider sections 107-117 or 206-218. However, be aware that it might take a quarter or two before your section is fully shaded. Apply sunscreen if you’re sensitive to UV rays!

Seats on the east (visitor’s) side of the stadium will largely remain in the sun for most of an early afternoon game. Sections like 129-141, 225-245, and 326-344 will be mostly sun-soaked, unless it’s a cloudy day. Avoiding the sun will also be challenging if you sit behind the northern end zone, particularly in sections 120-127.

By mid-afternoon seats on the west side of the stadium (right) are shaded while those on the east side of the stadium (left) are still in the sun.
Photo by Michael Wade/Icon Sportswire

Seats in the Sun and Shade at Late Afternoon Games at Nissan Stadium

On the rare occasion that the Titans kick off after 3:00 PM, it becomes easier to find a seat in the shade. Soccer matches and concerts often begin at this later hour as well. For later-day games, most seats on the west (home) side of the field will be shaded for most or all of the game.

On the east (visitor’s) side, shade will start to cover the seats closest to the field first and move upward. It will first reach the 100-level, followed by the 200-level, and finally the 300-level. Be cautious when choosing a bleacher seat on the east side of the stadium if you’re sensitive to the sun, and be sure to bring sunglasses. You might need them for at least past of the game. 

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