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Venues Today Ranks Bridgestone Arena 2nd In the Nation in Gross Ticket Sales

by Staff Writer / Nashville Predators
Nashville Tenn. (February 17, 2011) – Bridgestone Arena is ranked second in the country in gross ticket sales, according to Venues Today monthly Top Stops Report. From Dec. 16, 2010, through Jan. 15, 2011, Bridgestone Arena sold more than $4 million in tickets.

“It has been a very busy year for Bridgestone Arena and these past two months in particular have been outstanding,” Nashville Predators and Bridgestone Arena President/Chief Operating Officer Sean Henry said. “Bringing in events like Usher, Zac Brown Band, WWE and Monster Jam on top of a packed Nashville Predators schedule was a great way to end the year. We are definitely keeping the momentum of 2010 rolling well into 2011.”

Upcoming Bridgestone Arena Events:
- Feb. 26 Brad Paisley with special guests Darius Rucker and Jerron Neimenen
- Feb - April Sixteen Nashville Predators regular season games
- March 3-6 SEC Women’s Basketball Tournament
- March 13 Winter Jam 2011
- March 18 Joel Osteen
- April 3 Rush
- April 9 Steve Harvey and Kirk Franklin
- April 16 Sugarland with Little Big Town and Matt Nathanson
- April 19 Lady Gaga
- April 30 Country Music Marathon Concert
- June 15-18 Cirque du Soleil – Alegria
- June 21 NKOTBSB – New Kids on the Block and Backstreet Boys

Venues Today is a leading international trade publication that covers the business side of entertainment and sports, particularly as it relates to venues.

Bridgestone Arena opened in December 1996 and has been the home of the National Hockey League’s Nashville Predators since 1998. The facility has hosted more than 13 million guests for such events as the NCAA Men’s Basketball Regional Tournament, SEC and OVC Men’s & Women’s Basketball Tournament, as well as concerts for entertainers such as Paul McCartney, Garth Brooks, Elton John, Billy Joel, the Rolling Stones, Tim McGraw, Keith Urban and Jimmy Buffett.

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