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Nissan Stadium

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Copyright 2004 by Brad Geller and Aerial Views Publishing

  Venue Particulars  
Address One Titans Way
Nashville, Tennessee 37213
Phone (615) 565-4300
Official Website
Seating Weather
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Titans Gear
  Venue Resources  
Hotels, Dining & Deals in Nashville

  The Facility  
Date Opened August 27, 1999
Jackson County Sports Complex Authority
(Kansas City Chiefs)
Surface Tifsport Bermuda Sod
Cost of Construction $290 million
Stadium Financing City of Nashville will finance $149.5 million from excess hotel/motel taxes and surplus funds; state will provide $70 million, $55 million in bonds repaid through sales taxes, $12 million for infrastructure and $2 million in the form of land donations.
Former Names Adelphia Coliseum
The Coliseum
Naming Rights $30 million over 15-years by Adelphia Communications Corp., based in Coudersport, Pa., and was owned by Buffalo Sabres owner John Rigas. Cancelled in 2006
Louisiana-Pacific agreed to a 10-year, $30 million naming-rights agreement in 2006.
Stadium Architect HOK Sport
  Other Facts  
Tenants Tennessee Titans
(NFL) (1999-Present)
Tennessee State Tigers
(NCAA) (1999-Present)
Gaylord Hotels Music City Bowl
(NCAA) (1999-Present)
CMA Music Festival
(Fan Fair) (2001-Present)
Population Base 1,000,000
On Site Parking 7,000
Nearest Airport Nashville International Airport (BNA)
Retired Numbers #1 Warren Moon
#34 Earl Campbell
#43 Jim Norton
#63 Mike Munchak
#65 Elvin Bethea
#79 Bruce Matthews

Capacity 68,798
Average Ticket $47.82
Fan Cost Index (FCI) $285.27
The Team Marketing Report FCI includes: four average-price tickets; four small soft drinks; two small beers; four hot dogs; two game programs; parking; and two adult-size caps.
Luxury Suites 175 Suites
Club Seats 11,800
  Attendance History  
Season  Total  Capacity Change
1993 452,522 94% -5.6%
1994 353,514 74% -21.9%
1995 288,860 60% -18.3%
1996 320,000 67% 10.8%
1997 224,401 45% -29.9%
1998 299,555 91% 33%
1999 528,890 99% 76.56%
2000 547,532 102.2% 3.5%

2001 2002 2003 2004
550,393 550,437 550,472 551,210

2005 2006 2007 2008
553,192 553,144 553,144 553,144

2009 2010 2011 2012
553,144 553,144 553,144 553,144

2013 2014 2015 2016
553,144 553,144 498,435 517,273

1993-1996 Attendance figures are for the Astrodome, Houston, Texas.
1997 Attendance figures are for the Liberty Bowl, Memphis, Tennessee.
1998 Attendance figures are for Vanderbilt Stadium, Nashville, Tennessee.

Sources: Mediaventures

The Titans are playing in one of the NFL's premier stadiums. The 67,000-seat, open-air, natural-grass stadium is located on 105 acres on the east bank of the Cumberland River overlooking downtown Nashville. It was built by HOK Sport Facilities Group of Kansas City, MO, the same group that designed Jacksonville’s Alltel Stadium, Miami’s Joe Robbie Stadium, Charlotte’s Ericsson Stadium, Baltimore’s Camden Yards, and the Nashville Arena. The stadium will also be the home site for the Tennessee State University football squad.

Among the features:
* Open air, natural grass
* 144 suites
* Club seating with heat and air-conditioning, spacious lounge area, high-quality food and beverage services, sitdown eating areas, closed circuit TV’s and sound systems
* 60 concession stands throughout the stadium
* Three locker rooms
* Two scoreboards with video screens located on the north and south ends of the stadium
* 4 suite elevators
* More than 2,000 trees planted within the 105 acres
* 7,500 parking spaces available on-site with more than 20,000 existing parking spaces nearby
* Space for 400 wheelchair patrons and associated companion seats
* 80 parking spaces for disabled
* 26 men’s restrooms, 40 women’s restrooms
* Tifsport Bermuda sod, which grew for a year before being laid down in May 1999. Each roll of sod weighed 2,000 pounds and was cut into 108-foot long, 42-inch wide strips that were 1.5 inches thick.
* Sophisticated field irrigation and drainage system
* State-of-the-art press box

What's in a name?

Titans' new stadium to be called Adelphia Coliseum

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- June 28, 1999 -- The new home of the Tennessee Titans will be called Adelphia Coliseum under an agreement between the team and the cable TV/telecommunications company.

The 15-year, $30 million agreement will be signed at a reception at the stadium July 8 or 9, The Tennessean reported Monday.

Under their lease arrangement with the city of Nashville, the Titans will keep all revenue from the naming rights.

Adelphia Communications Corp. officials did not return a phone call seeking comment Monday.

Titans executive vice president Don MacLachlan did not confirm the deal but said "negotiations are going well and we hope to have a major announcement very soon."

Adelphia is the parent company of Hyperion Communications Inc. "Hyperion Coliseum" was thought to be the likely name of the 67,000-seat stadium, which is set to open in August.

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Instead, "Adelphia Coliseum" will appear on both sides of the scoreboards at each end of the playing field -- facing into and outside the stadium -- as well as on the outside of the stadium facing downtown and Interstate 65.

Adelphia will provide most of the telecommunications services for operation of the stadium and the two massive scoreboards.

Titans owner K.S. (Bud) Adams Jr. had characterized a naming rights deal as one of the "more important" issues the team had to deal with during the summer. He had also said it was "certainly something I'd like to see wrapped up before we play the first game."

The Titans will play their first preseason game in the stadium Aug. 27 against the Atlanta Falcons. They open the regular season against the Cincinnati Bengals on September 12, 1999.

The City of Nashville will usher in its new NFL franchise team in Spring 1999 with the completion of a new 67,000-seat stadium. Designed by HOK Sport, the $290-million project will be located across the Cumberland River from downtown Nashville's entertainment district. The stadium design is configured to maximize seating on the sidelines. Both ends are open to plaza areas and views to the city. The plaza areas will also allow temporary seating for high profile events, such as the Super Bowl, Tennessee State University games, concerts or fanfare - increasing the total number of seats to approximately 72,000.

The new stadium will feature:

* 144 suites at two levels overlooking the enclosed club level
* A club deck seating 11,700
* More than 400 seats for the disabled (including companion seating)
* Natural grass playing field
* 60 Concession stands throughout stadium
* 7,500 parking spaces, with additional downtown parking available
* Separate lockers for NFL and collegiate teams
* 80 parking spaces for disabled
* 26 men's restrooms, 40 women's restrooms
* Sophisticated field irrigation and drainage system

Information courtesy HOK Sport

The proposed NFL Stadium, to be located in Nashville, TN, is set to be built on the east bank of the Cumberland River, across from the popular downtown area. With hopes that the new Stadium will inspire new development in east Nashville, the Stadium is being designed to enhance and complement the buildings nearby. A proposed greenway network and recreational path is said to be planned along the stadium that would run from Shelby Bottoms to the Bicentennial Mall. Construction of the Stadium has not yet begun.

Stadium Design Review Committee Selects Architects

The stadium Design Review Committee today recommended to Mayor Phil Bredesen that HOK Architects craft the proposed Tennessee Titans playing field.

Mayor Bredesen agreed with the team's selection. "HOK has put together an impressive team that has very strong local and minority participation," Mayor Bredesen said. "I'm pleased with the committee's selection."

Local firms will do about 50 percent of the work, while minority companies will do 14 percent to 17 percent of the work, according to Design Review Committee member Joe Huddleston.

Local and minority firms that make up the design team are Barge Waggoner Summer and Cannon, Inc.; McKissack & McKissack; The Larkin Group; Law Engineering; Thornton and Associates; Moody Nolan; IC Thomasson Associates, Inc.; and CADDUM.

While exact fees will be negotiated, architectural and design work is expected to be in the $10M range.

HOK Architects's resume of stadiums in Jacksonville, Fla., a 73,000 seat facility which opened earlier this year; Joe Robbie Stadium in Miami, a 75,000 seat facility which opened in 1987; and Carolina Stadium in Charlotte, N.C.; a 72,350 seat facility which opened in 1996.

In addition to Huddleston, other members of the Design Review Committee include Sixth District Councilwoman Eileen Beehan; Mayoral Aide James Threalkill; and Metropolitan Development and Housing agency Executive Direct Gerald Nicely.

The Metropolitan Council last week confirmed a Stadium and Relocation Agreement reached between Mayor Phil Bredesen and Titans owner Bud Adams. If the city reaches certain milestones, including the successful sale of at least $71M worth of permanent seat licenses, then Adams will ask the NFL for permission to move his Titans franchise to Tennessee.

Originally scheduled for a 1998 opening, the Tennessee NFL Stadium has been delayed due to potential Congressional action that would restrict the ability of professional sports franchises to leave their host cities. While passage of this bill is said to be unlikely, Nashville will not risk losing money by starting construction before this potential roadblock is overcome. A new construction date will be known after this action of Congress is resolved. Refer to this page for the latest updates on Stadium construction, or contact TENNFL at (615) 880-1020!

Information presented as a public service by The Nashville Network

April 16, 1998 - A tornado snapped three of four cranes at the Tennessee Titans' new Nashville stadium, scheduled to open in 1999, and a manager said a two-week delay in construction is expected.

July 29, 1999
Copyright 1999 MediaVentures

The Tennessee Titans have banned Bell South from installing telephone connections at Adelphia Stadium in Nashville saying the company has no right to install its systems. BellSouth responded by filing a lawsuit against Cumberland Stadium LP, a company run by the Titans, which ordered BellSouth workers off the site. The company was attempting to install lines to service teller machines, credit card machines and television network outlets.

BellSouth says the stadium is a public entity and it should have access rights. The Titans argue they have rights for all utilities and the NFL also has an agreement with Adelphia Communications Corp. for telephone service. Adelphia earlier paid $30 million for 15-year stadium naming rights.

A judge said he would grant a temporary restraining order today (Thursday) giving BellSouth access to the stadium and will prohibit Adelphia from telling customers that BellSouth will not be allowed to provide stadium service. BellSouth must also not interfere with Adelphia's work, will post a $50,000 bond and continue work at its own risk.

August 7, 1999 - NASHVILLE (AP) - The Tennessee Titans, anxious to check out their new stadium, held a dress rehearsal Saturday at Adelphia Coliseum. And the intial reviews are just what the team wanted to hear.

"It's awesome," said Tony Wakefield of Nashville, who showed up with his 19-year -old son Jeremiah. "I've been driving by the stadium for months. My wife is sick of me driving by this place. We're just about to bust."

More than 49,000 owners of personal seat licenses, who have the right to buy season tickets, were invited to watch the team end its first week of training camp with a practice and rookie scrimmage. More than 41,000 showed up.

The Titans play their first exhibition game at the stadium August 27, 1999 against the Atlanta Falcons, with the season opener September 12, 1999 against Cincinnati.

August 12, 1999
Copyright 1999 MediaVentures

More than 41,500 seat license holders got a chance to check out the sight lines from their chairs when the Nashville Titan's new Adelphia Stadium opened for a scrimmage. The event was also a shake-down for the stadium which officially debuts this fall. Officials said while some elements of the stadium were still not complete - such as telephone banks - the venue operated well. Parking and traffic posed some problems, as did the loudness of the sound system, but those issues are expected to be resolved with experience.

August 19, 1999
Copyright 1999 MediaVentures

Adelphia Communications and BellSouth Telecommunications are reportedly close to an agreement on the wiring of the Titans' new stadium for telecommunications services. The Titans banned Bell South from installing telephone connections at the Nashville stadium saying the company has no right to install its systems. BellSouth responded by filing a lawsuit against Cumberland Stadium LP, a company run by the Titans, which ordered BellSouth workers off the site. The company was attempting to install lines to service teller machines, credit card machines and television network outlets.

BellSouth says the stadium is a public entity and it should have access rights. A judge granted a temporary restraining order today giving BellSouth access to the stadium and prohibiting Adelphia from telling customers that BellSouth will not be allowed to provide stadium service. BellSouth must also not interfere with Adelphia's work. risk.

The Titans argued they have rights for all utilities and the NFL also has an agreement with Adelphia Communications Corp. for telephone service. Adelphia earlier paid $30 million for 15-year stadium naming rights.

Details of the agreement have not been released, but the Nashville Tennessean reported that BellSouth will be allowed to use its existing lines while Adelphia will provide phone service to the team and others. BellSouth also agreed to drop its lawsuit.

Seeing the Tennessee Titans on the field via television inspired more than 200 people who toured Adelphia Stadium to buy seat licenses for the venue. Fewer than 150 PSLs remain to be sold and the team hopes to have another sales promotion this weekend.

September 2, 1999

Copyright 1999 MediaVentures

Professional football was played for the first time last week in the Tennessee Titans new 67,000-seat Adelphia Stadium in Nashville. The $292 million stadium opened to generally strong reviews, despite some plumbing problems. Sinks and toilets on the upper deck's east side shut down during the game and engineers have been unable to resolve the problem. They hope to have it repaired for tonight's (Thursday's) game.

The stadium was partially financed through the sale of 57,000 seat licenses, guaranteed by local businesses. The licenses earned $71 million. PSLs cost $250 to $4,500 each. The venue also has 144 luxury suites leasing for $50,000 to $125,000 on terms of five to 10 years. There are also 11,500 club seats selling for $1,500 plus the PSL cost.

Nissan Stadium

By: Andrew Kulyk & Peter Farrell

LP Field Ranking by USRT
Architecture 6.5
Concessions 7
Scoreboard 5
Ushers 5
Fan Support 8
Location 9.5
Banners/History 4
Entertainment 5
Concourses/Fan Comfort 5
Bonus: Tailgate Scene 2.5
Bonus: Downtown Nashville 1
Bonus: Music City Miracle -1
Total Score 57.5
January 8, 2000 - On the spur of the moment, the roadtrippers make tracks on their longest car ride yet. A 700+ mile drive to the country music capital of the world to see their beloved Bills in a playoff battle with the Titans. It would certainly be a day we would never forget whether we wanted to or not.

Sitting on the banks of the Cumberland River across from the beautiful, sparkling skyline of downtown Nashville, Adelphia Coliseum is a beautiful 67,000 seat open air staduim with natural grass. It opened in 1999 as the permanent home of the Tennessee Titans after the team had wandered its way east from Houston, with temporary stops in Memphis and across town in Nashville at Vanderbilt Stadium.The facility is also home to Tennessee State football and each year hosts the Music City Bowl game.

The team had struggled to draw fans while in their temporary homes and it was becoming a real uncertainty as to whether the "Oilers" were going to be a big draw in their new home. But as the famous line goes "if you build it, they will come" and come in droves they have as Nashville has fallen head over heels for their Titans and the Coliseum has quickly gained a reputation for having one of the loudest and most enthusiastic game day astmopheres in the NFL. With the arrival of the NFL postseason at hand our day at Adelphia was certainly no different.

The Bowl
Like many of today's newer NFL facilities the seating area is split into three levels, a lower level, a restricted club level, and an upper level. There are suites located on the sidelines atop the lower and club levels. The pitch of the seating area is as steep as anyplace we have seen so the fans may be up a bit high but yet they are also right on top of the action helping to create a noisy atmosphere. In each end zone you will find a giant Jumbotron overlooking the field as well as a plaza at the top of the seating area where fans at the game can hang out and catch a different view of the game as well as grab some food and drink from a few of the 60 concession stands that dot the entire facility.

The Concourses
Underneath the seating bowl you will see wide concourses with a wide variety of food and drink along with plenty of areas to find your favorite Titans jersey. Of course we didn't sample much of what they had to eat because we were afraid to have the urge to use the restrooms. There was a complete lack of facilities for the male gender and the lines for those facilities were in place for the duration of the afternoon.There is a main team store that is accessible from inside as well as outside the facility also open during non-game days. This venue had escalators for access to the club level only. So if you had upper level seats it was a long walk up the ramps, that being said some parts of those ramps had overlooking views of the action on one side and the Nashville skyline from others - not too shabby!!!

Extra Points
We had some time to spare in Nashville and there were some great spots to hit. Second Street is filled with plenty of restaurants, entertainment areas, and shop for all to enjoy. Our favorite being a sports bar called 2nd and Goal owned by now former Titans kicker AL DEL GRECO. This was just one of many choices in the downtown area - much more action can be found around the corner on Broadway near the arena.

This day provided us with what will likely go down as the most memorable sporting event we will ever see, Ultimate Sports Road Trip event or otherwise. The "Music City Miracle" ripped the heart right out of us and helped to put an enormous damper on the weekend. That moment alone probably was enough to take this venue off our list of favorites even though this place is spectacular. That being said, Nashville is a wonderful city that we enjoyed thoroughly and we had nothing but a great time otherwise. We'd have no problems coming back if another major franchise makes its way here.

April 20, 2006
Copyright 2006 MediaVentures

The Tennessee Titans and the Nashville Predators have gone to the Metro Sports Authority with requests for new scoreboards at their venues. The total cost is estimated at $7.1 million.

The Titans want $3.54 million for new end-zone scoreboards to be installed before the upcoming season. The Predators want a $3.6 million scoreboard at the Gaylord Entertainment Center to be in place for the 2007 season. Both teams say their current boards are out-of-date and there that replacement parts are becoming scarce.

The Titans have agreed to fund the cost of the scoreboard and allow the government to repay them by the fall of 2008.

Each structure at The Coliseum would feature a 24- by 90-foot video board, a 12- by 32-foot, fixed-digit scoreboard and a 12- by 32-foot digital advertising display, according to the proposal the Titans received from Daktronics, the South Dakota-based company that would install the boards.

The Coliseum's existing scoreboards have been in place since the stadium opened in 1999 and are springing leaks. The firm that built the scoreboards is now out of business.

At the Gaylord Entertainment Center, JumboTron is at risk of failing because Sony stopped making replacement parts in 1999. The arena has few spare parts on hand.

Building managers say the work is needed to keep the building competitive with other regional venues, including the new FedEx Forum in Memphis. The building also bids for concerts and events such as Southeastern Conference basketball tournaments.

February 26, 2009
Copyright 2009 MediaVentures

Louisiana-Pacific Corp. gets its money's worth from its $3 million-a-year naming-rights deal at LP Field, a company executive told a group of business leaders. Speaking during a panel discussion about sports teams' impact on economic development, Rick Olszewski said Louisiana-Pacific gets back about $500,000 a year in direct benefits, including tickets to Tennessee Titans games and advertising. The Nashville-based building products maker believes it recoups the rest in less directly measurable ways, like TV and radio exposure and increased business from customers it takes to games. The 10-year, $30 million naming-rights agreement started in 2006, and Louisiana-Pacific has declined opportunities to pull out early. (The Tennessean)

October 1, 2009
Copyright 2009 MediaVentures

Nashville's Metro government has added a $2 per ticket fee to all tickets for Tennessee Titans' games beginning next season. The fee will run through 2020 and help fun upgrades to the stadium. The fee will apply to all events at LP Field. The tax would generate $20 million to $25 million over 10 years. Metro government also contributes $1 million a year to help cover long-term capital needs at the stadium.

May 20, 2010
Copyright 2010 MediaVentures

Nashville, Tenn. - Insurance funds are expected to cover damages to LP Field and Bridgestone Arena sustained when floods swept into Nashville's downtown several weeks ago. Most of the damage at LP Field involved electrical equipment, the loading dock and hand-woven carpeting inside the Titans locker room. Restoring the field could cost about $2 million, officials said.

"We don't think that any (money will) come out of pocket, so far everything has been approved by the insurance adjusters,Ó team senior executive vice president Steve Underwood told the Metro Sports Council that oversees the venues.

Both the stadium and Bridgestone Arena will need many of the electronics and much of the flooring on lower levels replaced. City officials say insurance should cover it all without breaching the $100 million insurance cap.

Both venues have remained open to scheduled events. LP Field will be ready for the Country Music Association Festival in June and the Bridgestone Arena will still hold the James Taylor and Carol King concert this weekend.

July 1, 2010
Copyright 2010 MediaVentures

Nashville, Tenn. - A sinkhole has opened along LP Field in Nashville at a spot near the offices of the Tennessee Titans, according to The Tennessean. The hole measures 20 to 30 feet wide by up to five feet deep.

The hole first appeared after flooding from the nearby Cumberland River invaded the stadium last May.

During the May flood, LP Field sustained an estimated $3 million in damages. Officials said that the damage was not structural - it was mainly electrical and cosmetic and was covered by insurance, the newspaper said.

Since the May floods, other sinkholes have opened across the state. One of the largest opened on Interstate 24 in Grundy County on May 18. Tennessee Department of Transportation workers estimated the hole was 25 feet deep, 40 feet wide and 18 feet long. Like the hole at LP Field, it was caused by floodwater runoff, officials said.

October 20, 2011
Copyright 2011 MediaVentures

Nashville, Tenn. - The Tennessee Titans are proposing $25 million worth of upgrades to LP Field that the team believes would keep them on a par with newer and renovated stadiums, according to The Tennessean.

The Metro Council and Metro Sports Authority would need to approve the proposed upgrades, which would be funded through a $2-per-ticket user fee for football games and other stadium events that is already in place.

In addition, the Titans propose adding an additional $1, as allowed by the state, to make the user fee $3, but only the $2 currently in place would go toward the proposed improvements. The additional $1 would be for future improvements.

The upgrades proposed for the stadium, which was completed in 1999 for $292 million, include:
* New high-definition video boards in the north and south end zones that would be four times as large as the present ones. Also new high-definition ribbon board screens for each side of the stadium.
* A new sound system with 800 speakers to more evenly distribute sound that is presently uneven in different areas of the stadium.
* A fan hospitality area that would involve renovation of current space not effectively used. A fan courtyard in the southeast and southwest corners of the stadium also is proposed.

Some of the improvements were in the original plans for the stadium when it was built, but were taken out then to ensure it was completed within budget.

November 10, 2011
Copyright 2011 MediaVentures

Nashville, Tenn. - The Tennessee Titans' bid to give LP Field a makeover took an important step as the Metro Sports Authority signed off on the renovation plan and the city's ticket-tax-driven financing proposal, The Tennessean reported.

The authority, which serves as the Titans' landlord at the city-owned football stadium, agreed to the Titans' plan for up to $26.8 million in capital improvements, including high-definition video screens, a more reliable sound system, LED ribbon boards, a new control room, fan entertainment and event areas, and elevators to the upper parts of the stadium.

The Titans said the enhancements, scheduled for completion next year, are necessary to make sure fans continue to have a good experience and that the facility represents Nashville well on national television. A $2 ticket tax, collected since the summer of 2010 at all events but Tennessee State University football games, would pay for the changes by funding $4.2 million up front and supplying the revenue to pay off a $22.6 million debt over 25 years.

An additional $1 tax, bringing the total per ticket to $3, has been proposed to take effect in 2013 and would help pay for other improvements through 2019, Don MacLachlan, the Titans' executive vice president told the newspaper. That proposal is being weighed on a separate track by the Metro Council, which has given it preliminary approval. All of the proposed changes are headed toward a final vote Dec. 6.

If the Metro Council approves the plan, the city will issue $22.6 million in bonds to pay for the renovations in January, allowing completion of the work before the 2012 season. Debt service would begin at about $1.1 million next year and then escalate to about $1.725 million each of the following 24 years.

If ticket tax revenue failed to cover the debt service, Metro would have to dip into a pot of general revenue that includes items like fees and fines, but not property tax or sales tax receipts, said Rich Riebeling, the city's finance director.

Riebeling said the ticket tax should generate about 10 percent more money annually than will be needed for debt service, however. "So we'll build up some cushion."

December 8, 2011
Copyright 2011 MediaVentures

Nashville's Metro Council has approved $28 million in upgrades to LP Field. The Tennessean said the council also agreed to raise the LP Field ticket tax, which applies to most events there, from the current level of $2 to $3, starting Aug. 1, 2013. The Titans have said $2 per ticket should be enough to cover the debt service on the planned projects, with additional dollar paying for future improvements, such as new seats, which would require an additional bond issue. Metro is pledging to use non-tax revenues such as permit fees, fines and money from the sale of surplus property if the ticket tax revenues don't cover the debt costs. The planned improvements will be completed before the Titans start the 2012 season. They include much larger, high-definition video boards in both end zones; high-definition, LED ribbon boards; a new sound system that will distribute sound more evenly; a fan hospitality area; a new control room; and elevators to the upper parts of the venue.

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