Nashville, Tenn. – The Nashville Predators are gearing up for PredsFest, an annual celebration of hockey that has been expanded for 2013 as a month-long extravaganza that runs through September and culminates with the return of hockey to Smashville at the home opener on Oct. 8 vs. the Minnesota Wild. PredsFest 2013 is highlighted by several exciting Predators functions including the First Tennessee Nashville Predators/Brent Peterson Celebrity Golf Classic presented by Franklin American Mortgage and Petey’s Preds Party, an exclusive Bridgestone-Arena only ticket sale, a Social Media Scavenger Hunt, Skate of the Union, the annual Meet the Team party for full Season Ticket Holders and more!
“As the team’s success has grown, so has our fans’ appetites for all things Preds,” Nashville Predators Executive Vice President Chris Parker said. “Expanding PredsFest to a month-long celebration of hockey in Middle Tennessee has allowed us to create events for everyone and provides fans of all ages with numerous opportunities to interact with Nashville Predators players and personalities.”
The Preds are gearing up to host the first big PredsFest event of the season with the third annual First Tennessee Nashville Predators Brent Peterson Celebrity Golf Classic and Petey’s Preds Party on Sept. 6 and 8, respectively. The Celebrity Golf Classic and Petey’s Preds Party are highlighted by interaction with Nashville Predator players, as well as several other celebrity attendees from the sports and entertainment world. Both events raise funds for the Peterson Foundation for Parkinson’s and the Nashville Predators Foundation. The Golf Classic is sold out but tickets for Petey’s Preds Party can be purchased online through nashvillepredators.com/golf. Petey’s Preds Party is hosted by Olympic Gold Medalist Scott Hamilton and headlined by comedian and actor Kevin Nealon of Saturday Night Live fame.
This Saturday, Sept. 7 at noon, Preds fans will have the very first opportunity to purchase tickets for the 2013-14 regular season, exclusively at Bridgestone Arena. The on sale is highlighted by a plaza party with live music, games and more; ticket pick-up for Season Ticket Holders; and a Social Media Scavenger Hunt., which kicks off at 10 a.m. as teams compete to win a 2013-14 Nashville Predators Season Ticket package. This free event begins at Bridgestone Arena and takes contestants through downtown Nashville. Visit nashvillepredators.com/scavenger for more information.
The Preds annual town-hall style event, Skate of the Union takes place on Wednesday, Sept. 11 from 5-8 p.m. and will feature concourse activities, player autographs, a player panel, an ownership and management panel, photo opportunities and more. Stay tuned to nashvillepredators.com for more information.
The Preds host their annual Meet the Team party for full Season Ticket Holders on Sunday, Sept. 29 at Bridgestone Arena. Meet the Team is highlighted by player autographs, photo opportunities and interactive games with the players. Meet the Team is for full Season Ticket Holders only. To become a Nashville Predators Season Ticket Holder, call (615) 770-7800 and speak to a ticket representative.
As part of the Predsfest activities leading up to excitement of Sundays preseason home game we are offering fans the opportunity to skate on the same ice as the Preds! On Wednesday, September 18, we will host a Public Open Skate. Doors/parking will open at 6:15pm. $10 entry fee and FREE skate rental. All ages invited (children under 18 must be accompanied by a guardian). No RSVP required. Complimentary parking will be provided in the parking garage on 6th Ave beginning at 6:15pm. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Nashville Predators Pediatric Cancer Research Fund.
Mark your calendars for Sept. 30 at 11:30 a.m. for the Nashville Sports Council’s Predators Faceoff Event at the Renaissance Nashville Hotel featuring Predators broadcast personalities, Coach Trotz and several players. Visit nashvillesports.com
for registration information.
Additional PredsFest events include Nashville Predators Rookie Camp, which opens on Sept. 3; Nashville Predators Training Camp, which opens on Sept. 11; several open practices at Centennial Sportsplex and Bridgestone Arena; Bridgestone Arena concerts from Iron Maiden, MUSE, Blake Shelton, Taylor Swift and Lionel Richie; preseason games vs. the New York Islanders (Sept. 22) and the Tampa Bay Lightning (Sept. 24) and a pregame Blood Drive with the American Red Cross on Sept. 24. Visit nashvillepredators.com/predsfest throughout the month of September for Preds Fest schedule and updates.
Season Ticket Holders continue to receive the biggest savings, reserved seating and most comprehensive benefits of all fans, with an exclusive presale taking place through Friday, Sept. 6. Season Tickets for the 2013-14 season in Smashville are on sale now and start at just $20 per game. Full Season Ticket Holders will receive a savings of up to 50 percent off of the single game ticket price for selected games during the upcoming season. Twice Daily 15 Game Plan Holders will receive a savings of up to 40 percent off of the single game ticket price for selected games during the 2013-14 season. Great interest-free payment plans are currently available for all Nashville Predators season ticket packages. To order, visit nashvillepredators.com/seasonticket or contact a ticket representative at 615-770-7800.