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Bridgestone Arena Sets Record Attendance in December

by Press Release / Nashville Predators
Nashville Tenn. (December 29, 2010) – The month of December has been record setting for Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena, with a building-high 334,917 guests walking through the doors for 22 separate events. Seven Nashville Predators home games and 15 concerts – including nine sold out Garth Brooks performances – created the most attended month in the history of Bridgestone Arena.

“This month has been outstanding,” Nashville Predators and Bridgestone Arena COO/President Sean Henry said. “The Predators had great attendance all month long, ending with two consecutive sellouts, Bridgestone Arena boasted an incredible nine sold out Garth Brooks concerts and now we are finishing strong with Usher and Zac Brown Band sellouts. These great events have really created a buzz in Bridgestone Arena and all this activity, especially around the holidays, has been really positive for not only us but also Downtown Nashville businesses.

“As our market continues to grow, and with more people coming out to events than ever before, the best way for fans to make sure they never miss an exciting evening of live entertainment – be it hockey, basketball or a concert – is to become Bridgestone Arena season ticketholder.”

December 2010 Calendar of Events:
Dec. 2:    Toby Mac and Skillet – Winter Wonder Slam
Dec. 4:    Nashville Predators vs. Carolina Hurricanes
Dec. 5:    Michael Bublé
Dec. 11:  Nashville Predators vs. Florida Panthers
Dec. 12:  Trans Siberian Orchestra - Two shows
Dec. 13:  Nashville Predators vs. New York Islanders
Dec. 15:  Nashville Predators vs. San Jose Sharks
Dec.16, 17, 20, 21, 22 and 23:    Garth Brooks - Nine shows
Dec. 18:  Nashville Predators vs. Los Angeles Kings
Dec. 23: Nashville Predators vs. Ottawa Senators
Dec. 27:  Usher and Trey Songz
Dec. 28:  Nashville Predators vs. Dallas Stars
Dec. 29:  Zac Brown Band

The previous record was 248,600, set in March 2001, the first year Bridgestone Arena hosted the SEC Men’s Basketball Tournament.

Bridgestone Arena opened in December 1996. 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 Paul McCartney Garth Brooks, Elton John and Billy Joel, the Rolling Stones, Tim McGraw, Keith Urban and Jimmy Buffett. Bridgestone Arena has been the home of the National Hockey League’s Nashville Predators since 1998.

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