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Bridgestone Arena Ranks 9th In U.S. Concert Attendance In Pollstar's 2011 Mid-Year Report

by Staff Writer / Nashville Predators
-Up from 23rd ranking in 2010 Mid-Year Ticket Sales report-

Nashville Tenn. (July 18, 2011) – Bridgestone Arena ranks ninth in the United States and 23rd in the world for concert attendance, according to international trade publication Pollstar’s Mid-Year Ticket Sales report. These numbers are up from the 2010 Mid-Year Pollstar numbers, which saw Bridgestone Arena rank 23rd in the U.S. and 48th in the word for concert attendance.

“In 2010, Bridgestone Arena achieved its most successful year to date,” Nashville Predators and Bridgestone Arena Chief Operating Officer/President Sean Henry said. “We couldn’t be more excited to build off that outstanding success in 2011. We fully expect to continue our presence in Pollstar’s Top 10, which allows us to move closer to our ultimate goal of becoming the Number One sports and entertainment venue in the world, with a Stanley Cup winning Nashville Predators team as its centerpiece.”

2011 Bridgestone Arena Mid-Year Highlights:

  · Host to the 2011 Stanley Cup Quarterfinals and Semifinals
  · Host to the 2011 CMT Music Awards
  · More than 52 events with top performers such as:
     o Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus – Jan. 20-23
     o Brad Paisley – Feb. 26
     o Rush – April 3
     o Sugarland – April 16
     o Lady Gaga – April 19
     o Bob Seger – April 21
     o Taylor Swift Speak Now Help Now Benefit – May 21
     o Jimmy Buffet – May 28
     o 2011 CMT Music Awards – June 8
     o Cirque du Soleil Alegria – June 15-19

Bridgestone Arena opened in December 1996 and has been the home of the National Hockey League’s Nashville Predators since 1998. The facility has hosted more than 13 million guests for such events as the NCAA Men’s Basketball Regional Tournament, SEC and OVC Men’s & Women’s Basketball Tournament, as well as concerts for entertainers such as Lady Gaga, Paul McCartney, Garth Brooks, Elton John, Billy Joel, the Rolling Stones, Tim McGraw, Keith Urban and Jimmy Buffett.

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