Bridgestone Arena (Nashville Predators Stadium)

After opening in mid-December of 1996, Bridgestone Arena became the home ice of the Nashville Predators for the 1998-99 season.  The arena, which is located in downtown Nashville, cost $144 million and took approximately two years to build.  The arena can be converted into the 5,145-seat Music City Theater, used for theater concerts and Broadway-style shows.

The Nashville Predators are members of the NHL’s Western Conference Central Division and were founded in 1998. Although the Predators haven’t captured a championship, they have battled for the Stanley Cup in the finals as recently as 2017.  The Predators are  affiliated with the minor league teams Milwaukee Admirals of the American Hockey League (AHL) and Florida Everblades of the ECHL. Although a young franchise in comparison to some of the NHL’s old guard, the team and fans have developed some traditions, like members of other local professional teams acting as hype men prior to games to get the crowd going, and a section of fans who have annotated their area of the stands as, “The Cellblock,” and who claim to be the loudest section of fans in the league. 


How many seats are in Bridgestone Arena

Bridgestone Arena has a seating capacity of 17,159 for Nashville Predator games, 19,395 for basketball, and up to 20,000 for concerts, depending on the configuration used.  There are several areas of the arena where you can upgrade from regular seating, including being a part of NHL action with Corner Pub bench seats, located right on the ice next to the Predators’ bench. There are also suites, lounges, and other spots for groups of guests, like Hap & Harry’s Tap Room. 


Be sure to check out the food at Bridgestone Arena!

Directions – How to get to Bridgestone Arena

Located at 501 Broadway in the middle of all the action in downtown Nashville, Tennessee, Bridgestone Arena is very easy to get to, starting with walking right up to the venue.  Situated between Demonbreun St, Broadway, 5th Avenue and 6th Avenue, the arena can be reached from any direction within or outside of the downtown area. 

Where to Park near Bridgestone Arena?

There are several parking options including right at Bridgestone Arena and within the surrounding blocks.  First Baptist Church, which is directly across 6th Avenue from the arena, is one nearby option.  Several lots and garages have pre-paid parking available.  To save on parking fees altogether, for all Predators home games, Lot R at Nissan Stadium will be open for free parking with optional round trip shuttle service for only $3 per person.

We recommend booking convenient and affordable parking in advance through SpotHero, the nation’s leading parking reservations app.

To reserve your parking spot, visit the Nashville Predators SpotHero Parking Page and book a spot with rates up to 50% off drive-up.

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Other Bridgestone Arena FAQs

What arena do the Nashville Predators play in?

The Nashville Predators of the National Hockey League play at Bridgestone Arena, originally opened as Nashville Arena in 1996, located at 501 Broadway in Nashville, Tennessee.

Are concerts at Bridgestone Arena Cancelled?

As of October 1st, 2021 Bridgestone Arena is hosting performing artists for concerts at the arena with specific health and safety rules in place. 

Where does Nashville’s hockey team play?

The Nashville Predators of the National Hockey League’s Western Conference Central Division play their home games at Bridgestone Arena.

What is the Bridgestone Arena Health & Safety Information? (related to COVID)

According to the Bridgestone Arena website, effective October 2nd, 2021, to attend all events at Bridgestone Arena, including Nashville Predators games, all guests aged 12 and older will be required to either show proof of full COVID-19 vaccination or show a negative COVID-19 PCR or antigen test administered within 72 hours prior to the event (i) by a healthcare professional, or (ii) with a sample collected at home that is sent to a medical laboratory for processing with a link to the results that guests can print from a medical/lab based platform. The negative COVID-19 test results must include the guest’s name and the date of the test.

How much is a Nashville Predators hockey ticket?

Standard ticket prices for a Nashville Predator gamer in October, 2021 range in cost from $65 to $239.  There are three main seating sections at Bridgestone Arena with additional suites and other upgraded areas.  The arena is not symmetrical, with many more seats in the 300 section on one end than the other.  

What hockey teams play at the Bridgestone Arena?

The Nashville Predators of the National Hockey League’s Western Conference Central Division call Bridgestone Arena their home ice. 

Who owns the Bridgestone Arena?

Bridgestone Arena is owned in partnership by Sports Authority of Nashville and Davidson county. 

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