Nashville, Tenn. (March 2, 2017) - The Nashville Predators on Thursday, March 2, announced the development of a new ice rink at One Bellevue Place. This the second location the Preds have created to grow the sport of hockey through Middle Tennessee, the first being Ford Ice Center in Antioch. The Predators are now involved in three of Nashville's biggest recreational operations in Ford Ice Center, Centennial Sportsplex, and now Bellevue.
Thursday's announcement featured a lineup of notable speakers who have contributed to the development of the project, including Mayor Megan Barry, Predators President and CEO Sean Henry, District 22 Council Member Sheri Weiner, Managing Partner with Crosland Southeast Tim Sittema, Nashville Parks Director Tommy Lynch, Sports Authority Chairperson Kim Adkins and Olympic Gold Medalist Scott Hamilton.
"The hockey facility and the regional community center we plan to build will make One Bellevue Place an even more attractive development for Bellevue, Nashville and Middle Tennessee," Mayor Megan Barry said. "They'll bring a better quality of life, more economic activity and more tax revenue to help pay for services and infrastructure. Metro is fortunate to have such a strong partnership with the Predators, who consistently think big about how we can work together to make our community even better."