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.

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AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS
 

WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 z - ANA 82 51 24 7 228 221 109
2 y - STL 82 51 24 7 239 197 109
3 x - NSH 82 47 25 10 226 202 104
4 x - CHI 82 48 28 6 220 186 102
5 x - VAN 82 48 29 5 236 220 101
6 x - MIN 82 46 28 8 227 198 100
7 x - WPG 82 43 26 13 223 204 99
8 x - CGY 82 45 30 7 237 213 97
9 LAK 82 40 27 15 218 197 95
10 DAL 82 41 31 10 257 257 92
11 COL 82 39 31 12 209 223 90
12 SJS 82 40 33 9 224 226 89
13 EDM 82 24 44 14 193 276 62
14 ARI 82 24 50 8 165 267 56

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
F. Forsberg 82 26 37 15 63
M. Ribeiro 82 15 47 11 62
R. Josi 81 15 40 15 55
S. Weber 78 15 30 15 45
C. Smith 82 23 21 11 44
C. Wilson 77 20 22 19 42
M. Fisher 59 19 20 4 39
J. Neal 67 23 14 12 37
R. Ellis 58 9 18 8 27
S. Jones 82 8 19 3 27
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
P. Rinne 41 17 6 .923 2.18
C. Hutton 6 7 4 .902 2.61