The Nashville Predators have called Bridgestone Arena home since the team entered the National Hockey League (NHL) in 1998.
While starting a new team in the home state of country music and Southeastern Conference College Football was considered by many to be a significant challenge, a savvy leadership group came together to build a true hockey fanbase. Building the Predators’ brand on a combination of football, country music and hockey traditions, the team’s ownership group has effectively put its spin on what it means to play hockey in the south.
The 2019 offseason saw the completion of the Bridgestone Arena’s third major renovation to the video displays and in-venue entertainment system since the building opened in 1996. In May 2019, the Predators and the city of Nashville extended the lease to use the Bridgestone Arena for another 30 years, with all parties committed to maintaining the features and amenities of a world-class facility.