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'Year of the Fan' Showcases Biggest Giveaways, Most Theme Nights Ever

Nashville Predators to Honor Best, Loudest Fans in all of Sports During 2019-20 Season

by Press Release @PredsNHL / NashvillePredators.com

Nashville, Tenn. (August 13, 2019) - The Nashville Predators are proud to announce that the 2019-20 season will be known as the "Year of the Fan," which will feature the most robust giveaway and theme game schedule in team history as a way to honor the lifeblood of the organization, the fans. Additionally, fans can visit Ticketmaster.com to purchase single-game tickets for every regular-season home game.

"Without the support of our fans, we wouldn't have been able to achieve the success that our team has garnered over the past several seasons," said President and CEO Sean Henry. "From filling the streets of downtown Nashville for watch parties to helping us secure a spot in the 2020 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic, their passion for our team has propelled us to where we are today. With the 2019-20 season approaching, our focus is to honor them with unique theme games and giveaways."

Quick Hits:

  • More than 26 giveaway nights in Smashville including six unique bobbleheads
  • Over 11 featured charity nights highlighted by two Hockey Fights Cancer games, Hockey Is For Everyone and Smash's Birthday Pet Supply Drive
  • More than 32 themes celebrating our fans and their passions
  • Over 8 group games, including Oktoberfest, Entertainment Industry Night and Star Wars Night

Giveaways:

            In the "Year of the Fan," the Predators will offer fans more than 26 of the biggest and best giveaways. Anchored by six different player bobblehead games, the giveaway schedule will include kids' items, a Zamboni gravy boat, and LED fan and "Fan Foodie Nights," which will offer concessions discounts. Additional giveaway dates and items, including the remaining bobblehead games, will be announced on NashvillePredators.com and on Preds social media (@PredsNHL).

Notable Giveaways:

Game Date:

Opponent:

Giveaway Items*

Thursday, Oct. 3

Minnesota Wild

2018-19 Commemorative Central Division Banner &

Light Up LED Bracelet

Thursday, Oct. 31

Calgary Flames

Filip Forsberg Bobblehead - First 8,000 fans

Wednesday, Nov. 27

Vegas Golden Knights

Zamboni Gravy Boat - First 1,000 fans

Tuesday, Feb. 18

Carolina Hurricanes

Preds LED Flag

Saturday, March 21

Philadelphia Flyers

GNASH Pillow - First 2,000 kids (12 years or younger)

Saturday, April 4

Minnesota Wild

Preds LED Fan

TBA

TBA

Bobbleheads No. 2 to 6 - First 8,000 fans

TBA

TBA

Fan Foodie Nights No. 1 to 5

*Giveaway game dates and items subject to change and availability.

Featured Charity Games:

The Nashville Predators Foundation is excited to host featured charity games at Bridgestone Arena this upcoming season. For a full list of Nashville Predators Foundation charity games, visit NashvillePredators.com. Be on the lookout this season for special announcements from the Nashville Predators Foundation regarding ways to support the charitable initiatives below as well as many more.

Notable Charity Games:

Game Date:

Opponent:

Featured Charity*

Saturday, Oct. 19

Florida Panthers

Smash's Birthday Party Pet Supply Drive

Saturday, Nov. 2

New York Rangers

Hockey Fights Cancer

Monday, Nov. 25

St. Louis Blues

Second Harvest Food Bank

Saturday, Dec. 14

Dallas Stars

Toy Drive

Monday, Dec. 23

Arizona Coyotes

Red Cross Blood Drive

Saturday, Jan. 18

Buffalo Sabres

Mental Health America

Sunday, Feb. 16

St. Louis Blues

Read to Succeed

Tuesday, Feb. 18

Carolina Hurricanes

Hockey Is For Everyone

Saturday, Feb. 22

Columbus Blue Jackets

Hockey Fights Cancer

Thursday, March 19

Colorado Avalanche

AMEND

Thursday, March 26

Los Angeles Kings

AWAKE TN

Wednesday, April 1

Montreal Canadiens

Nashville Dolphins

*Featured charity game dates subject to change.

Theme Games:

It's always a party in Smashville, but since it's the "Year of the Fan," we're tagging at least 32 of the 41 regular-season home games at Bridgestone Arena with a theme that is carried across that night's in-game presentation, live entertainment and promotional elements. Below are games that should be circled on every Preds fan's calendar, including several that highlight charitable initiatives and honor the men and women of the United States Armed Forces. Additional 2019-20 theme games will be announced on NashvillePredators.com and on Preds social media (@PredsNHL).

Notable Theme Games:

Game Date:

Opponent:

Theme*

Thursday, Oct. 3

Minnesota Wild

Opening Night Celebration In Smashville

Tuesday, Oct. 8

San Jose Sharks

Oktoberfest

Saturday, Oct. 19

Florida Panthers

Smash's Birthday Party

Thursday, Oct. 31

Calgary Flames

Halloween Game

Saturday, Nov. 2

New York Rangers

Hockey Fights Cancer

Thursday, Nov. 21

Vancouver Canucks

80s Night

Friday, Dec. 27

Pittsburgh Penguins

2020 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic Send-Off

Tuesday, Feb. 18

Carolina Hurricanes

Hockey Is For Everyone

Saturday, Feb. 22

Columbus Blue Jackets

Hockey Fights Cancer

Thursday, Feb. 27

Calgary Flames

Star Wars Night

Monday, March 2

Edmonton Oilers

Ford Military Appreciation Night

Thursday, March 5

Dallas Stars

Ford Military Appreciation Night

Saturday, March 21

Philadelphia Flyers

GNASH's Birthday

Saturday, April 4

Minnesota Wild

Fan Appreciation Night

*Theme game dates subject to change.

As part of the franchise's "Year of the Fan" campaign, we will be honoring the most loyal and loudest fans in all of sports over the course of six fan appreciation games during the 2019-20 regular-season. Each fan appreciation game will highlight a different group of Season-Ticket Citizens, from those who have been a part of Smashville for one year to those who have held season tickets since Day One. Certain groups will receive a variety of gifts, complimentary concession stand items, the opportunity to join an on-ice photo and access to exclusive watch parties.

Group Games:

To complement the many themes and giveaways of the "Year of the Fan," the Predators are also introducing additional Group Game promotions for 2019-20, giving the Citizens of Smashville even more reason to come together with their friends, family and coworkers. The purchase of tickets to any given group game will also include a unique promotional item. Visit NashvillePredators.com/groups or contact the Nashville Predators group sales department at (615) 770-7800 or groups@nashvillepredators.com to view the full list of group games and to secure your seats in Smashville.

Notable Group Games:

Game Date:

Opponent:

Group Game*

Tuesday, Oct. 8

San Jose Sharks

Oktoberfest

Saturday, Nov. 2

New York Rangers

Hockey Fights Cancer

Thursday, Nov. 21

Vancouver Canucks

80s Night/Entertainment Industry Night

Tuesday, Feb. 18

Carolina Hurricanes

Hockey Is For Everyone

Saturday, Feb. 22

Columbus Blue Jackets

Hockey Fights Cancer

Thursday, Feb. 27

Calgary Flames

Star Wars Night

Monday, March 2

Edmonton Oilers

Ford Military Appreciation Night

Thursday, March 5

Dallas Stars

Ford Military Appreciation Night

*Group game dates subject to change.

With 153 consecutive sellouts in Smashville and full-season tickets sold out, the best way to reserve your spot on the 2020-21 full-season ticket waitlist is to purchase a 2019-20 9-Game Mini Plan presented by Dr Pepper. Select from four different plans that consist of the best games and opponents during the 2019-20 season, along with your choice of an additional pre-season game or Bridgestone Arena concert or event. Buy now and also receive your limited-edition Filip Forsberg Bobblehead. Visit NashvillePredators.com/9game for more information!

By entering the inaugural Predators T-Shirt Design Contest presented by Gary Force Acura, Preds fans with an eye for style could see their design for sale in the Team Store and at NashvilleLockerRoom.com for a limited time. All fans can enter by submitting their best design to NashvillePredators.com/design by Sept. 9. The top t-shirt design will debut at PredsFest on Sept. 29, and the winner will also receive $2,500 cash prize and two tickets and a VIP experience to an upcoming Preds game. Full contest terms and conditions can be viewed at NashvillePredators.com/design

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