View of Bridgestone Arena from the upper level during a Nashville Predators game.

With the start of the 2018-2019 NHL season underway, the Nashville Predators will reveal several upgrades that were made to Bridgestone Arena during the off-season.

The most recent upgrades include

  • New LED lighting and signage
  • A new sound system
  • Upgrades to the control room
  • More self-serve kiosks
  • A new bar adjacent to the team store
  • “A grab-and-go stand”
  • Renovation to the team store and the addition of a “jersey rollercoaster”

In all, the upgrades cost more than $12M to implement. The Nashville Predators organization are adamant about delivering a first-class experience for hockey fans and make small upgrades to Bridgestone Arena each off-season. Past upgrades included renovations of the team locker rooms, new and improved concessions, and additional hospitality space. Just before the conclusion of the 2017-2018 NHL season, the Nashville Predators added a catfish tank to the concourse of Bridgestone Arena. The catfish tank pays tribute to the organization's catfish tossing tradition; the catfish has also now become the team’s unofficial mascot.

The Nashville Predators will try to return to the NHL playoffs this season just as they have the last two seasons. In 2017, the Predators made the Stanley Cup Playoffs for the first time in franchise history. The organization also now have a season ticket waitlist for the first time in franchise history; nearly every seat at Bridgestone Arena belongs to a season ticket holder. Although its hard to believe, Bridgestone Arena is now 22 years old and has been home to the Nashville Predators for 20 years. The venue has a prime location just off of downtown Nashville’s iconic Broadway, therefore, we don’t anticipate the Nashville Predators abandoning their current digs anytime soon.

 

 

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