21st Annual Music City Bowl Traffic & Road Closure Advisory


Nearly 60,000 football fans are expected at Nissan Stadium Friday, December 28, for the 21st Annual Music City Bowl, this year featuring Auburn and Purdue. Kickoff is scheduled for 12:30 p.m.

Nissan Stadium parking lots will open at 6 a.m. Cash parking will be available for $30 per vehicle. Stadium gates open at 10:30 a.m. The game will be nationally televised on ESPN.

Fans driving into Nashville on game day are urged to follow the guidance provided on interstate message boards. Downtown parking information can be found by logging onto http://www.parkitdowntown.com. Nissan Stadium is a short walk from downtown via the Woodland Street Bridge’s sidewalks or the Seigenthaler Pedestrian Bridge.

The traffic plan for the Music City Bowl will mirror that used for Tennessee Titans games. The Woodland Street Bridge will close by 10 a.m. and will then be available to only pedestrians.

Bag Restrictions

Those attending this game are reminded that the National Football League’s restrictions on what can be brought into stadiums are strictly enforced for all events at Nissan Stadium, including college games. No backpacks, duffle bags, etc., are permitted inside the stadium. For ladies, anything larger than a clutch-style purse must be a clear plastic bag, medical items excluded. More information on the bag restrictions

Friday Afternoon Commute

Downtown workers are urged to be aware of congestion in the area of Nissan Stadium much of the day and to plan accordingly.

Rideshare Plan for Nissan Stadium

Ingress: Drivers will access Davidson Street from either S. 2nd Street or S. 5th Street. They are to proceed west on Davidson to the taxi lane on S. 1st Street between the Korean War Veterans Bridge and the Seigenthaler Pedestrian Bridge. Drivers are instructed to drop off passengers in the taxi lane and then leave via Victory Lane. There is no waiting.

Egress: Drivers will take S. 5th Street to Davidson Street, turn right and proceed to the taxi lane on S. 1st Street between the Korean War Veterans Bridge and the Seigenthaler Pedestrian Bridge. There they can pick up passengers and then proceed to Victory Lane to leave the area.

Battle of the Bands

The annual Battle of the Bands competition, featuring the marching bands from Auburn and Purdue, will take place at the intersection of Broadway and 1st Avenue at 5:30 p.m. Thursday. A DJ will be playing music from a stage at 1st and Broadway from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Broadway from 1st to 2nd Avenues, and 1st Avenue from Church to Demonbreun Streets will close at 5 a.m. Thursday and will remain closed for the remainder of the day. Broadway from 2nd to 3rd Avenues, and 2nd Avenue from Commerce to Demonbreun Streets will be closed from 2 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday.

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