Out with old: new look unveiled for 20th season as Titans

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Out with old: new look unveiled for 20th season as Titans
FILE - In this April 3, 2012 file photo, a Tennessee Titans uniform is displayed on a mannequin in New York. The Titans are unveiling the first major redesign of their uniforms in two decades Wednesday night, April 4, 2018. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans are heading into their 20th season with that nickname sporting a new look.

The Titans unveil the first major redesign of their uniforms in two decades Wednesday night with quite a party of a fashion show. The team blocked off two city blocks on Nashville’s famous honky tonk row for the event being capped with a concert by Florida Georgia Line.

Controlling owner Amy Adams Strunk gave some tips at the NFL owners meetings, noting all her friends in Tennessee and Texas have been trying to get her to spill what the uniforms will look like. She only promised a “significant” change to the uniforms first introduced in April 1999 as part of the franchise’s switch from the Tennessee Oilers and the old Houston Oilers’ logo and uniforms.

“You take our name, the Titans, and in Greek mythology they were gods, giant gods,” Strunk told the team website. “The thing that Nike started from the beginning was Titans, it’s superiority. So we wanted that feel. It is going to be what you think of a Titan.”

The Titans’ uniforms went through very minor tweaks in 2012, with Nike unveiling some new technology, but essentially the look remained the same.

Tennessee has been teasing the new uniforms for weeks after the franchise was routed by New England in the divisional round of the playoffs before firing coach Mike Mularkey and then hiring new coach Mike Vrabel .

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