Bridgestone Arena Upgrade Plan

The NHL’s Nashville Predators unveiled plans Aug. 18 to expand and improve its home turf, , including a new hotel, an office tower, a secondary ice rink, an expanded concourse and a list of upgrades to improve the interactive fan experience.  
An artist rendering shows proposed upgrades to Bridgestone Arena in Nashville that are under discussion between the city and anchor tenant NHL Nashville Predators.

Predators CEO Sean Henry stressed that the plan – described in a report by Missouri-based consultant Populous – isn’t a request for specific projects. It’s to start a conversation with Metro to keep the 20-year-old arena thriving for the next 20 years, according to the Tennessean.

Henry told the paper that the Predators would like to stay at the Metro-owned Bridgestone Arena and its prime location for decades to come instead of asking the city to build a new venue.

The Predators’ stadium lease runs through 2028. The report said a tower to be located at the corner of Sixth Avenue and Broadway would be used for a hotel, office space and/or residential space.

The report also identifies a new social rooftop patio area, a restaurant to anchor new retail space and adding a second sheet of ice on-site, the Tennessean said. The next step is to create a master plan including cost estimates and development strategy.