Nashville, Tenn. (March 5, 2019) - The Nashville Predators and Mid-South Ford Dealers announced Tuesday an agreement to name the new Predators rink development in West Davidson County, Ford Ice Center Bellevue, which is scheduled to open in September 2019. Additionally, the Predators and Ford announced that the naming rights of Ford Ice Center Antioch has been extended for five years.
"The environment we created at Ford Ice Center Antioch is something we are more proud of than any other initiative we've taken on," Predators President and CEO Sean Henry said. "We've broken down barriers and have grown youth hockey and skating of all ages, in part because of the support we've received from Ford for everything we've done. Extending our partnership with them into our newest facility in Bellevue is such a natural fit for both sides as we continue to build on the work we started five years ago. Our partnership with Ford, Mayor David Briley, Metro Councilwoman Sheri Weiner and Metro Councilman Dave Rosenberg helped make the Bellevue rink a possibility, and it has resulted in where we are today."
"The Mid-South Ford Dealers are very excited to extend our partnership with the Predators in Antioch and to name another Ford Ice Center in our community," Two Rivers Ford Owner John L. Barker said. "The success of Ford Ice Center Antioch has been a source of pride for our dealers. We believe deeply in valuable causes that better the places we live and work and are looking forward to watching hockey and recreational skating continue to grow under this partnership."