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Bridgestone Arena
Nashville, TN

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Opened:  December 18, 1996
Capacity:  17,113 seats
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Arena Parking: $10.00
Bridgestone Arena
501 Broadway

Nashville, TN 37203
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The city of Nashville is known as the central location for everything that has to do with country music. However, downtown Nashville also has an outstanding sports facility known as Bridgestone Arena that serves as the home for the NHL's Nashville Predators. The Predators have become one of the most formidable teams in professional hockey, and they continue to make strides towards being legitimate contenders for a Stanley Cup Championship.

Bridgestone Arena has become one of the most well-liked building in the league, and the owners have shown that they are dedicated to making it one of the best sports arenas in the entire world. Getting to Bridgestone Arena is not difficult at all, as downtown Nashville is generally easy to navigate. Whether you are driving your own personal vehicle or utilizing public transportation, the building provides an excellent centralized location that makes it simple to find. Both I-40 and I-65 will guide Frozen Pond Pilgrimage at Bridgestone Arenayou to Bridgestone Arena, as there are multiple signs on both of these Interstates that provide ample instruction on how to get to your destination. The Nashville MTA is going to be your means of public transportation if you prefer to use these services that are available. There are multiple lines that run throughout downtown Nashville to get you to and from Bridgestone Arena.

Once you arrive at Bridgestone Arena, you will be pleasantly surprised by what awaits you inside of the building. Upon entering the arena, you will be greeted by a friendly staff who are more than willing to help you find your way around the building if this is your first time experiencing Bridgestone Arena. Escalators are available to take you to the upper levels, and it is very easy to walk through the various concourses to get to your seat. Once you are in the bowl of the arena, you will notice that the seats share the same colors as the team's logo, which gives fans that additional feel of playing a part in the Predators getting a victory. The upper levels are also closer to ice level than you will find in most other arenas, so this is a nice option for people who cannot afford the lower bowl seating options.

Nashville, Tennessee on the Frozen Pond PilgrimageYour hunger and thirst can quickly and easily be taken care of by visiting one of the many concession stands located throughout the complex. You won't find much out of the ordinary here, but the food that is served warrants a great deal of praise. Some of the best traditional ballpark fare can be found at Bridgestone Arena, and you will be impressed by how far your dollar can go. The only restaurant that can be found at Bridgestone Arena is reserved for club seat ticket and suite holders, but if you are able to find a way to dine inside the Patron Platinum Club, you will definitely want to take advantage of this outstanding opportunity.

If you are looking for a great place to eat outside of Bridgestone Arena, there are plenty of places in downtown Nashville that would be more than happy to serve you with exquisite dishes. Bella Napoli offers Neapolitan pizza along with other Italian dishes that will surely satisfy most appetites. The portions are amazing, and you get to experience the Italian culture that comes along with the restaurant. Big River Brewery and Mojo is another downtown Nashville restaurant that serves meals that anyone could find appetizing. They also have a great deal of available beers and other drinks available if you would like some libations before you atteTnd an exciting Predators game.

Tootsie's Orchid Lounge is a great place to keep the party going after you are done cheering the Predators to victory. This nightclub has a great mixture of music that will appeal to almost anyone's tastes, and you won't find a better club atmosphere anywhere than you will at Tootsie's Orchid Lounge. Its location right on Broadway St. also makes it easy to locate after a night of watching the Predators play at Bridgestone Arena. Mercy Lounge provides a full bar experience with some of the best live acts that Nashville can offer. With nightly drink specials and plenty of dancing to keep you entertained throughout the evening, Mercy Lounge is simply a fun place to hang out and enjoy the company of others.

It wouldn't be a complete trip until you looked into different points of interest that give you an idea of the culture that the city of Nashville thrives on. The Grand Ole Opry has been a mainstay in the Nashville community for over 75 years and has hosted all of the biggest country music acts throughout the course of its existence. The history of the building makes it an extra special place to visit, and just imagining the people who have walked through the doors of the Grand Ole Opry will make your experience one that you can remember. You'll also want to take a trip to B.B. King's Blues Club, as this location not only provides a very nice place to relax and enjoy a meal. It also gives out-of-town patrons the opportunity to meet with the citizens of Nashville who always have a good story to tell you about the town and its origins.

There is no doubt that you will have an amazing experience when you arrive in Nashville. The friendly people and the attractive surroundings makes Nashville one of the great treasures of American culture. Not to mention the fact that Nashville is home to an outstanding hockey organization known as the Nashville Predators. The next time you are in the Nashville, Tennessee area, be sure to take a trip to Bridgestone Arena to take in a Nashville Predators game. The fun and excitement will make it a trip worth remembering.

city of Nashville local information

Top Tourist Attractions:
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum
Grand Ole Opry House
The Parthenon, Statue of Athena

Local Foods:
Tennessee Barbecue

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Fan Resources:
Pocket Map of Nashville
Arena Policy
Arena Parking - Paid public parking in lots around the arena

Local Sports Media:
The Tennessean
Knoxville News
Popular Bar Districts:
Downtown (Tootsies Orchid Lounge, Legends Corner,
     The Second Fiddle, The Stage)

Best Restaurants:
Jacks Bar-B-Que
BB King's Blues Club & Restaurant
Big River Brewery
Hard Rock Cafe Nashville

Where to Stay:
Downtown Nashville is where its at with a thriving nightlife as the home of country music hosts live bands and great food well into the wee hours of the night.  Plan on staying downtown or near the downtown area.  The Hilton Suites Nashville and Renaissance Nashville Hotel are excellent options becasue of their location right next to the arena. 

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