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Arena's 15th Anniversary: Music City Becomes A Sports Hotbed

Friday, 02.10.2012 / 4:53 AM CT / Nashville Predators
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Arena\'s 15th Anniversary: Music City Becomes A Sports Hotbed
Every week throughout Bridgestone Arena's Anniversary Season, we will celebrate the Arena's 15 year partnership with the Middle Tennessee community.

15th Anniversary Reflections: Music City Becomes A Sports Hotbed

Bridgestone Arena has served as the catalyst to jump Nashville to the forefront of the national sports scene. The arena brought the NHL to Nashville and also allowed the city to lure major international and NCAA events. Over a 19 year period starting in 2001 and scheduled through 2019, Bridgestone Arena will serve as the host site to 12 SEC Basketball Tournaments, including this year's Women's Tournament and next year's Men's Tournament. The support of the SEC has helped the Arena become a regular fixture among NCAA Basketball host site rotation with the Men's Tournament returning to Bridgestone Arena this spring and the Women's Final Four arriving in 2014.

Mike Slive, Commissioner - SEC Conference
Over the first nine years of Mike Slive's tenure as Commissioner of the Southeastern Conference the SEC has emerged as the preeminent conference in college athletics, including entering a long-term partnership with Bridgestone Arena to host upcoming conference tournaments.

Fact Of The Week:

  • When the SEC Women’s Tournament last took place at Bridgestone Arena in 2008, it was the highest attended event in the 33-year history of the tournament with more than 51,000 fans passing through the turnstiles during that event, while the three SEC Men's Tournaments hosted at Bridgestone Arena (2001, 2006, and 2010) combined to produce nearly $41 million in cumulative economic impact for Nashville, including an $18.4 million boost to the city's enconomy during the 2010 event.

SMASHVILLE CENTRAL

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AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS
 

WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 z - DAL 82 50 23 9 267 230 109
2 x - STL 82 49 24 9 224 201 107
3 x - CHI 82 47 26 9 235 209 103
4 y - ANA 82 46 25 11 218 192 103
5 x - LAK 82 48 28 6 225 195 102
6 x - SJS 82 46 30 6 241 210 98
7 x - NSH 82 41 27 14 228 215 96
8 x - MIN 82 38 33 11 216 206 87
9 COL 82 39 39 4 216 240 82
10 ARI 82 35 39 8 209 245 78
11 WPG 82 35 39 8 215 239 78
12 CGY 82 35 40 7 231 260 77
13 VAN 82 31 38 13 191 243 75
14 EDM 82 31 43 8 203 245 70

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
F. Forsberg 82 33 31 1 64
R. Josi 81 14 47 -3 61
J. Neal 82 31 27 27 58
S. Weber 78 20 31 -7 51
M. Ribeiro 81 7 43 11 50
C. Smith 82 21 16 4 37
M. Ekholm 82 8 27 14 35
R. Johansen 42 8 26 10 34
R. Ellis 79 10 22 13 32
C. Jarnkrok 81 16 14 1 30
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
P. Rinne 34 21 10 .908 2.48
C. Hutton 7 5 4 .918 2.33