As the Tennessee Titans prepare to host their second playoff game of the 2021 NFL season, they are doing everything in their power to make sure Bengals fans are kept out of Nissan Stadium.
After implementing a new ticket policy, which states that tickets can’t be transferred to anyone who purchases them until 24 hours before the game, vice president of ticketing, Brooke Ellenberger, discussed the goal of updating Nissan Stadium’s ticket policy.
Shockingly, Ellenberger was very open about the fact that the policy is designed to keep Bengals fans out of the Titan-dominated stadium.
“We want Nissan Stadium to be two-tone blue,” she explained during an interview with Channel 5 in Nashville. “And so by limiting this transfer window, it also limits the number of visiting team fans that we’ll have in the stadium.”
She further explained, “limiting that transfer time would limit some of the resale and some of that transfer activity that would happen in advance.”
However, the organization failed to address the fact that NFL partnered websites such as StubHub, Ticketmaster, and Seat Geek do not have to abide by the 24-hour transfer policy. In addition, the rule could encourage more Bengals fans to show up and prove their dedication to Cincinnati.
Tennessee Titans fans discuss the updated ticket policy for Nissan Stadium
Tennessee Titans fans have been vocal about their support for this policy decision as well. “Every game we are just inundated with so many other fans and I think Nashville is a big draw but we really need the Titans fans to be loud and be proud and we should be,” Terri Hood, a Titans fan that holds season tickets shared during an interview.
In a similar fashion, long-time Titans fan Twain Gaines expressed an appreciation for the updated ticket rule. “Tennessee underwear, Tennessee Titans socks, Tennessee Titans shoes,” Gaines said. He additionally added, “They don’t need to sell no tickets to nobody but the Titans — let us get up in there.”
Although there is no way to tell if the policy update will actually deter Bengals fans from showing up at Nissan Stadium until Saturday, Tennessee fans are confident that it will have some impact. Gaines commented, “I hope it does work but even if it doesn’t it ain’t gonna stop us from winning.”
Hood also relayed the sentiments, “I do feel like we make a difference.”
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