Tennessee is an exciting place to watch sport and there are several top teams competing in a variety of leagues. When looking at the biggest sports teams in Tennessee the best place to begin is the professional teams and in terms of the National Football League, Tennessee Titans lead the way.
The Titans play their home games at the Nissan Stadium in Nashville but only once in their history have they reached the Super Bowl, which was back in 1999. However, the Titans have had five consecutive winning seasons since 2016, which is their best run since they were known as the Houston Oilers. Interestingly, Tennessee Titans not the only team in the NFL to have two players rush for 2,000 yards in a season, with Derrick Henry in 2020 being the most recent.
You will regularly find over 60,000 people inside the Nissan Stadium cheering on the Titans and that makes them one of the biggest sports teams in Tennessee. In September 2020, the Titans announced they were signing a deal with BetMGM, who have become the team’s first official sports betting partner. However, there are other sportsbooks available in the state and you will find many sportsbooks listed on gambletenn.com, including DraftKings, FanDuel, William Hill, and Wynn Bet.
Staying with the professional sports teams in Tennessee and we come to the Memphis Grizzlies, who compete in the National Basketball Association. The team play at the FedExForum, located in downtown Memphis and they are the only major professional sports team located in the city. That makes the Grizzlies a big draw for local basketball fans despite the fact they have only been known as the Memphis Grizzlies since 2001. According to data on the Gamble Tenn site, they are one of the most bet on teams in the state.
Moving to ice hockey and one of the biggest sports teams in Tennessee is the Nashville Predators. They compete in the National Ice Hockey League at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville and with two Division championships and one Conference championship to their name, the Predators are one of the more successful professional sports teams in the state. Having reached there their first Stanley Cup Finals in 2017, there could plenty of success around the corner for the Predators.
College sports are extremely popular throughout the United States and some of the biggest sports teams in Tennessee participate in college leagues. The Memphis Tigers are a good example and they play in the NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision. The Tigers play their home games at the Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium and have won eight conference championships.
The Tennessee Volunteers is another leading College Football team in Tennessee and they are third in the all-time list of bowl appearances. The Vols play at Neyland Stadium, which has a capacity of 102,455, making it the fifth-largest stadium in the United States. That alone shows the size and popularity of the Tennessee Volunteers football team. The Vanderbilt Commodores are another big sports team in Tennessee and they play their football games at the 40,000 Vanderbilt Stadium in Nashville.