The Tennessee Titans unveiled a modified logo Friday for their 10th anniversary as the Titans.
The 2008 season marks the 10th year for the club to be called the Titans, after it changed its name from “Oilers” after the 1998 season to coincide with a change of uniforms and its move into a new stadium.
The new logo still features the flaming fireball logo of red, white, silver and two shades of blue, but now has a numeral “1” to the left of the circle to make the number 10. It also features a state of Tennessee drawing underneath with the dates 1999-2008.
“I still remember back to the time when we decided to start from scratch _ new name, new uniforms, new stadium, new facility _ what a great stretch it has been,” Titans owner Bud Adams said in a statement.
An on-line all-decade squad for fans to vote on will be assembled as well as other events throughout the season to commemorate the 10th anniversary this season.
Senior executive vice president Steve Underwood was grateful to the fans for helping make the first 10 seasons in Tennessee a success, complete with 93 consecutive home sellouts, including the preseason.
“Every ticket we have ever offered for sale at LP Field has been,” Underwood said. “Every suite has been purchased, all of our signage and our sponsorships have all been completely sold out and that speaks so well of our fans. When we talk about our time here, I think that is the single most important element that Mr. Adams would have us focus on, is the incredible support we have from the people of Tennessee of our franchise.”
Single game tickets this season go on sale July 12.
Also, the Titans Caravan will feature for the first time, former players as well as current ones visiting with fans along the 11-day event that has more than 50 stops.
Some of the former players expected to take part include recently retired guard Benji Olson, receivers Kevin Dyson and Chris Sanders, tight end Frank Wycheck, quarterback Neil O’Donnell and kicker Al Del Greco.
“We’re going to give back to our fans and reach out to them through the caravan,” said
executive vice president of administration and facilities Don MacLachlan.
MacLachlan also indicated that the special celebrations for the franchise could continue into 2009, when the American Football League will celebrate its 50th anniversary. That campaign, he said, could include the Titans wearing throwback Houston Oilers uniforms in a game at some point in that season.