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Titans Reveal Multimillion Dollar LP Field Upgrades

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Titans officials have unveiled some big improvements to LP Field for the upcoming football season.

Last fall, the Titans proposed a $27-million plan to make upgrades to the stadium, including new speakers, LED video screens, and scoreboards.

When newly named starting quarterback Jake Locker hits the field Thursday, he'll see those multimillion dollar improvements.

The Titans said they will have several upgrades ready to go by game time, including a large stage that country musician Phil Vasser will play on before every Titans game this year.

"We now have 800 distributed sound speakers throughout LP Field, so the clarity of the sound. You go to any level upper, lower, suite. It will all be equally distributed. It's a great asset for our fans," said Don MacLachlan, the Titans' executive vice president of administration and facilities.

Other upgrades include new High Definition scoreboards above each end zone - giant screens measuring 56 feet high and 156 feet wide and LED ribbon score boards. There are also twelve elevators that will take fans to the upper decks.

"There are six on each side where you can go expressly from the concourse level to the upper deck and an express ride that takes 15 seconds. It can hold approximately 20 passengers," said MacLachlan.

There are 14,000 thousand seats in the upper deck on each side, so they're hoping fans arrive at different times to prevent delays in using the new elevators.

A ticket tax is paying for the improvements. Currently, it's a $2 price increase, but in 2013 it will increase to $3 per seat.

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