Bridgestone Arena

All-purpose venue in downtown Nashville, Tennessee

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Bridgestone Arena is located in Nashville
Bridgestone Arena
Bridgestone Arena
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Bridgestone Arena is located in Tennessee
Bridgestone Arena
Bridgestone Arena
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Bridgestone Arena is located in the United States
Bridgestone Arena
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Former namesNashville Arena (1996–99, 2007, 2010)
Gaylord Entertainment Center (1999–2007)
Sommet Center (2007–10)
Address501 Broadway
LocationNashville, Tennessee
Coordinates36°9′33″N 86°46′43″W / 36.15917°N 86.77861°W / 36.15917; -86.77861Coordinates: 36°9′33″N 86°46′43″W / 36.15917°N 86.77861°W / 36.15917; -86.77861
OwnerSports Authority of Nashville
Davidson County
OperatorPowers Management Company


  • End-stage 18,500
  • Half-house 10,000
  • City Theater: 5,145
  • Center-stage 20,000
Record attendance19,047 (March 22, 2019; Mumford & Sons)[1]
Field size750,000 sq ft (70,000 m2)
Broke groundJanuary 20, 1994[2]
OpenedDecember 18, 1996
Renovated2007, 2011, 2015
Construction cost$144 million
($248 million in 2019 dollars[3])
ArchitectHOK Sport
Hart Freeland Roberts, Inc.
Project managerBrookwood Group[4]
Structural engineerThornton Tomasetti
Services engineerSmith Seckman Reid Inc.
General contractorTurner/Perini[5]
Nashville Predators (NHL) 1998–present
Nashville Kats (AFL) 1997–2001, 2005–07

Bridgestone Arena (originally Nashville Arena, and formerly Gaylord Entertainment Center and Sommet Center) is a multi-purpose venue in downtown Nashville, Tennessee United States. Completed in 1996, it is the home of the Nashville Predators of the National Hockey League.

  1. ^ Paulson, Dave (March 25, 2019). "Mumford and Sons Break Bridgestone Arena Record, Perform at Grimey's". The Tennessean. Nashville. Retrieved March 26, 2019.
  2. ^ "Around the South Region in Brief". Atlanta Journal-Constitution. January 21, 1994. Retrieved September 16, 2011.
  3. ^ Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. "Consumer Price Index (estimate) 1800–". Retrieved January 1, 2020.
  4. ^ "Clients: Overview". Brookwood Group. Retrieved February 1, 2013.
  5. ^ "Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center, National Harbor – Turner Construction Company". Retrieved 5 July 2016.

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