There’s been a belief this summer that anticipation for the upcoming Nashville Predators season is as rampant as it’s ever been throughout Middle Tennessee.
That sentiment was confirmed loud and clear last Friday as Preds single-game tickets went on sale, with the demand smashing records never seen before in the team’s front office.
Whether it’s the arrival of P.K Subban, the 23 dates of promotional giveaway items or simply the promise that comes with the commencement of a fresh NHL season, having a ticket to gain entry into Bridgestone Arena has never been a hotter commodity.
“We were up over 50 percent higher than we’ve ever been the week we’ve gone on sale for single-game tickets; we broke every record in single-game ticket sales for the initial on sale,” Predators Senior Vice President of Tickets & Premium Sales Nat Harden said. “It was a considerable uptick, and what that tells me is there’s great anticipation for the season getting started. There are a lot of fans out there who believe that we’re real contenders to go all the way this year, and that’s very exciting.”
The Preds have also seen an increase in their season-ticket sales, with fans jumping on board to guarantee their attendance at games against Chicago, Detroit, Washington and the New York Rangers.
There are also plenty of giveaway items to collect this season, with 23 dates selected as a promotional game. In addition, every fan is a winner at each Tuesday night home game this season – of which there are 11 – as each fan will receive a scratch-off ticket upon entry with a prize revealed after scratching the ticket.
McDonald’s Family Four Packs are back this season, available for every home game, and Dunkin’ Donuts Tuesdays are making their inaugural appearance to the schedule, offering fans two tickets to any Tuesday home game and a Dunkin’ Donuts t-shirt. And that’s just to name a few of the offers.
Basically, every night in Smashville will be special this season, no matter which side of the glass you’re on.
“With all of the great games we had last season, you couldn’t help but become a fan,” Harden said. “When the season ended, you start anticipating the next season. We’re coming up on it, people are excited and they’re ready to get back into it again.”
Season-ticket packages and single-game tickets are on sale now and can be purchased by visiting nashvillepredators.com or by calling 615-770-7800.