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Bridgestone Arena Employees Receive Prestigious Industry Awards

by Press Release / Nashville Predators

Nashville, Tenn. (June 13, 2016) – Director of Event Services for the Nashville Predators and Bridgestone Arena Ben Bosse and Bridgestone Arena Director of Public Safety Chad Ludkey have each been honored with an award in their respective fields, thanks to their tireless and innovative work in the industry.

Bosse has been selected to the 30|UNDER|30 Class of 2016 by International Association of Venue Managers. As part of the Build an Amazing Future campaign focused on students, young professionals and mid-level venue management, the 30|UNDER|30 program is designed to engage the best and brightest young professionals in the venue management industry by recognizing emerging leaders – and their talents – which help accelerate the industry and carry it into the future.

The 30|UNDER|30 Class of 2016 will convene for the first time at VenueConnect, IAVM’s annual conference and trade show, July 23-26, in Minneapolis, Minnesota. They will also be provided opportunities for continued education for professional growth in the venue industry to help them become better, more productive employees. The 30|UNDER|30 recipients will be recognized at the Venue Industry Awards Luncheon at VenueConnect on Monday, July 25.

Ludkey has been honored with The National Sport Safety and Security Industry Leader Under 40 award. This prestigious award honors a young professional who has demonstrated outstanding leadership in addressing safety and security issues in the sport security industry. In addition to the enhanced safety and security of their organization, the recipient’s contributions have set an example for others to follow. Ludkey will be recognized at the 2016 National Sport Safety and Security Conference and Expo on July 12-14 in Phoenix, Arizona.

Serving as the home for numerous national and international events, Bridgestone Arena has the distinction of being one of the busiest venues in the Unites States since the doors first opened in 1996, hosting more than 13 million guests during that time. The NHL’s Nashville Predators have been the primary tenants of Bridgestone Arena since 1998 and boast one of the most unique game atmospheres in the NHL. The list of acts that have called Bridgestone Arena home is lengthy and includes the Country Music Association Awards; the Country Music Television Awards; Keith Urban’s “We’re All For the Hall” benefit concerts; NCAA, SEC and OVC Men’s and Women’s Basketball Tournaments; and entertainers such as Garth Brooks, Paul McCartney, Elton John, Billy Joel, the Rolling Stones, Tim McGraw, KISS, Metallica and Lady Gaga.

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