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Arena's 15th Anniversary: A Shot In The Arm For The Music Industry

by Staff Writer / Nashville Predators
Every week throughout Bridgestone Arena's Anniversary Season, we will celebrate the Arena's 15 year partnership with the Middle Tennessee community.

15th Anniversary Reflections: A Shot in the Arm

Over the course of its 15-year history, Bridgestone Arena has played an essential role in Nashville’s development, from jump-starting a burgeoning downtown scene to partnering with clients and sponsors to propel brands to new heights. The venue’s state-of-the art facilities, large capacity, and prime location have made it an ideal anchor for high-profile events like the star-studded CMA Music Awards. Widely regarded as a first-rate entertainment destination—as recognized by its back-to-back No. 6 Pollstar rankings for attendance among U.S. venues—Bridgestone Arena’s contributions to Nashville’s relevance, vibrancy and variety are evident and continue to grow.


Tammy Genovese, CEO Music City Sports & Entertainment Group
Tammy Genovese is the former CEO/COO of the Country Music Association and was influential in the decision to move the CMA Awards Show to Bridgestone Arena.

Fact Of The Week:

  • According to Scarborough Research, 71% of Bridgestone Arena's visitors last year live outside of Nashville; buying tickets, concessions and merchandise as well as patronizing local businesses.

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