Busy Week At Bridgestone Arena Sees More Than 75,000 Guests Through The Turnstiles
/ Nashville Predators
Nashville Tenn. (April 22, 2011) – This past week at Bridgestone Arena has been a busy one, seeing more than 75,000 guests walk through the doors for five sold out events – three concerts and two Nashville Predators Stanley Cup Playoff games.
“This has been an outstanding week for our organization,” Nashville Predators and Bridgestone Arena President/COO Sean Henry said. “Selling out such a wide variety of acts – from country powerhouse Sugarland and pop superstar Lady Gaga to rock legend Bob Seger and two Stanley Cup Playoffs games – is a real testament to both the work of our Arena employees and the ability of the city of Nashville to support such tremendous events.”
The Predators had strong attendance all season long with 16 regular season sellouts and Bridgestone Arena boasted its busiest year ever, finishing sixth in US concert attendance in international trade publication Pollstar’s year-end ranking. This increased activity has created national acknowledgement of Bridgestone Arena’s achievements, translating into greater traffic for Downtown Nashville businesses.
Calendar of Events April 16 -24: April 16 Sugarland with Little Big Town (sellout) April 17 Stanley Cup Playoffs - Game Three vs. Anaheim Ducks (sellout) April 19 Lady Gaga (sellout) April 20 Stanley Cup Playoffs - Game Four vs. Anaheim Ducks (sellout) April 21 Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band (sellout) *April 24 Stanley Cup Playoffs - Game Six vs. Anaheim Ducks
*Game Six of the Nashville Predators Western Conference Quarterfinals vs. the Anaheim Ducks will take place this Sunday at 5 p.m. and is expected to sellout. Tickets may be purchased by calling 615-770-PUCK (7825) or by visiting nashvillepredators.com.
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 Lady Gaga, 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. To receive regular updates on upcoming events at Bridgestone Arena, go to bridgestonearena.com.