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Predators Sue Company, End Naming Deal For Arena

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(AP) NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The Nashville Predators have ended their naming rights deal with the Sommet Group of Tennessee for the team's arena, and they are suing the company for failing to pay. 

The Nashville Hockey Club Limited Partnership filed the lawsuit Wednesday in Davidson County Chancery Court accusing the Sommet Group of Tennessee breach of contract under the three-year naming rights agreement reached in 2007. 
Nashville Predators File Suit Against Sommet Group (.pdf)

Ed Lang, president of the team's business operations, said the Sommet Group had not made payments for months and had not given the Predators any indication the company would catch up. 
Statement of Brian Whitfield, Managing Partner, Sommet Group

Under the deal, the arena has been called the Sommet Center since 2007.
Nashville Venue Now Called Sommet Center

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