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Oct. 10: The Most Historic Opening Night in Franchise History

Highlighted by Raising of the Western Conference Champion Banner

by Press Release @PredsNHL /

Nashville, Tenn. (October 6, 2017) - The most historic Opening Night in Nashville Predators franchise history takes place this Tuesday, Oct. 10. Opening Night presented by Nissan will see the Preds take on the Philadelphia Flyers as fans are welcomed fans back into Smashville for the raising of the Western Conference Champion banner!

Everyone is encouraged to arrive early and experience the Plaza Party presented by Lee Company starting at 3 p.m. and watch the Nashville Predators players celebrate opening night in style on the Gold walk from 3:45 - 5 p.m. Players will greet Smashville's passionate fans and walk across the stage at Tootsie's World Famous Orchid Lounge for their 57th Annual Birthday Bash before heading to the plaza and into Bridgestone Arena. Once inside the building, fans can walk the concourse to view the 7th Man banner and spot 6,000 Smashvillian names, including Season-Ticket Citizens, Preds players, coaches and staff.

"Opening Night in Smashville is a celebration of not only what we accomplished as a team and created as a community last season, but of all we look forward to accomplishing this season," Nashville Predators President and CEO Sean Henry said. "Without our amazingly passionate fans and their tireless commitment throughout the most historic season in franchise history - and the 18 seasons before that - we wouldn't have a Western Conference Champion banner to raise. We are honored and excited to celebrate such a special night with, and for, our fans and look forward to having them continues to cheer us on to new levels of success!"

All fans in attendance at the sold out Opening Night game will receive a rally towel presented by Nissan and their very own miniature Western Conference Champion banner! Although Opening Night is sold out, fans have the opportunity to snag a Twice Daily "Day of Game" ticket for just $15. Listen to Woody and Jim on 107.5 The River the morning of Tuesday's game for the special promo code to unlock access to these high-demand tickets, which will go on sale on at 10 a.m. that morning! Sign up for the Preds Golden Ticket through the Preds app or for a variety of last-minute ticket offers for Tuesday's game as well. These offers, as well as limited seats inside Smashville, are still available for Thursday's match up against the Dallas Stars.

In addition, Opening Night can be seen, streamed and heard on FOX Sports Tennessee, FOX Sports GO and 102.5 The Game. Pregame shows start at 6 p.m., including coverage of all Opening Night festivities. 

Opening Night Schedule

3 p.m. (CT) - Plaza Party presented by Lee Company

3:45 p.m. - Player GOLD Walk

5 p.m. - Bridgestone Arena doors open

6 p.m. - Live coverage begins on FOX Sports Tennessee, FOX Sports GO & 102.5 The Game

6:45 p.m. - Fans in their seats for Opening Night festivities

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