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Bridgestone Arena Ranks 6th In U.S. Concert Attendance

Monday, 01.10.2011 / 1:30 PM / News
By Press Release  - Nashville Predators
Nashville Tenn. (January 10, 2011) – Bridgestone Arena is ranked sixth in the United States and 17th in the world for concert attendance, according to international trade publication Pollstar. This was Bridgestone Arena’s highest ever year-end ranking and its first year end inside the Top Ten.

“It is great to see Bridgestone Arena and Nashville so successful in attracting top-tier entertainment and also to witness the fantastic support of these events by our community,” Nashville Predators and Bridgestone Arena Chief Operating Officer/President Sean Henry said. “The entire arena team, the Mayor’s Office and Sports Authority all deserve credit for creating an environment through which the artists and fans can foster memorable experiences.”

2010 Bridgestone Arena Highlights
  • Host to the 44th Annual CMA Awards – Nov. 10
  • Host to the 2010 SEC Men’s Basketball Tournament – March 11-14
  • Host to the CMT Music Awards – June 9
  • Host to Keith Urban’s All for the Hall Benefit for the Country Music Hall of Fame – Oct. 5
  • 2010 Pollstar Arena of the Year Nominee
  • 2010 International Entertainment Buyers Association Venue of the Year
  • 2009 Academy of Country Music Venue of the Year
  • 2010 Facilities Magazine Prime Site Award Winner
  • Nashville Rising Flood Relief Benefit Concert – June 22
  • More than 150 events in 2010 with top performers such as:
    • John Mayer – Feb.10
    • Eric Clapton – Feb. 27
    • Muse – March 15
    • Bon Jovi – April 21
    • Jimmy Buffett – May 1
    • James Taylor and Carole King – May 22
    • American Idol Auditions – July 15-17
    • Paul McCartney’s First Ever Nashville Performance – July 26
    • Justin Bieber – Aug. 11
    • Brooks and Dunn’s Last Rodeo (Final Performance) – Sept. 2
    • George Strait and Reba – Sept. 11
    • Carrie Underwood – Oct. 13
    • Michael Bublé – Dec. 5
    • Garth Brooks – Dec. 16, 17, 19, 20, 21, and 22 (Nine Concerts) – Garth Brooks’ only arena shows of the year. All ticket sales benefited the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee
    • Usher – Dec. 27
    • Zac Brown Band – Dec. 29

Bridgestone Arena opened in December 1996 and has been the home of the National Hockey League’s Nashville Predators since 1998. The facility has hosted more than 13 million guests for such events as the NCAA Men’s Basketball Regional Tournament, SEC and OVC Men’s & Women’s Basketball Tournament, as well as concerts for entertainers such as Paul McCartney, Garth Brooks, Elton John, Billy Joel, the Rolling Stones, Tim McGraw, Keith Urban and Jimmy Buffett.

To receive regular updates on upcoming events at Bridgestone Arena, go to bridgestonearena.com. Visit nashvillepredators.com for the complete Predators game schedule.

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