It won't be long now.
Construction on a site a short drive just west of Nashville is entering the home stretch, and the finished product - Ford Ice Center Bellevue - will be open to the public in less than two months.
Slated for an Oct. 12 grand opening, the twin-rink facility located in Bellevue, Tennessee, is the second venue of its kind in Davidson County that will be operated by the Predators. Thanks to a public-private partnership between the Preds, the city of Nashville and the Metro Sports Authority, Ford Ice Center Bellevue is slated to join Ford Ice Center Antioch as another world-class facility in the Music City.
The 110,000 square-foot Ford Ice Center Bellevue will house two sheets of ice and 12 locker rooms, and one of those rinks will allow seating for 1,000 patrons. Perani's Hockey World, a Twice Daily convenience store and a dryland training room are highlights on the main floor, while a full-service restaurant and bar - named Draft Picks - will anchor the second level of the facility.
The ribbon will be cut soon, but you don't have to wait to take a video tour of Nashville's newest ice complex.
Video: Take a video tour of Ford Ice Center Bellevue