Sommet Center Not Nashville Arena

Despite what the Associated Press has reported, nothing’s changed for the Sommet Center in Nashville.

Initial reports said the arena was renamed Nashville Arena for as part of a naming-rights dispute between the Nashville Predators and Sommet Group of Tennessee.

Nashville Sports Authority officials reportedly approved the name change during a Dec. 3 meeting but said the venue could remain under the Sommet name should the parties work out their legal differences.

The venue’s David Kells told Pollstar the situation is still under discussion, so it’s business as usual under the Sommet name.

The Predators are suing Sommet Group, claiming the company reneged on making payments per the 2007 naming rights deal.

Sommet officials claim they stopped the payments because the Predators used a competitor for certain goods and services when Sommet was to be the preferred provider.