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Baltimore Ravens photo / Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry won the NFL's rushing title last season before leading his team to playoff triumphs at New England and Baltimore.

The Tennessee Titans sent a letter to season-ticket holders Monday expressing the likelihood that Nissan Stadium would not be operating at full capacity this fall due to health concerns with the coronavirus pandemic.

Tennessee has its share of excitement and high hopes after a 2019 season in which the Titans won road playoff games over the New England Patriots and Baltimore Ravens before losing the AFC championship contest at Kansas City. The Chiefs went on to defeat the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl LIV.

"Over the past several days, there have been many reports regarding stadium capacities at NFL venues for the 2020 season," the letter addressed to "Season Ticket Members" read. "As these reports continue to emerge, we wanted to let our fans know that we are currently working closely with NFL, state and local officials on a solution for Titans games to be developed with the health and safety of our fans at the forefront of all decisions.

"Based on CDC guidelines and initial feedback from other governing authorities, it is unlikely that Nissan Stadium will be open to full capacity this fall. The presence of and the exact number of fans has not yet been determined. Despite this, it is our hope that all Season Ticket Members will have the chance to attend a number of our games."

Nissan Stadium has a capacity of 69,143.

The Titans, who are offering both refunds and deferrals to 2021 for season tickets, are scheduled to open at Denver on Monday, Sept. 14. Tennessee's home opener against AFC South foe Jacksonville is set for Sunday, Sept. 20.

Contact David Paschall at dpaschall@timesfreepress.com or 423-757-6524. Follow him on Twitter @DavidSPaschall.

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