April 10 to be "Preds Pride Day" in Music City

Posted at 3:38 PM, Apr 08, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-08 16:38:47-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Nashville Mayor David Briley announced April 10 will be "Preds Pride Day" in Music City.

The Predators open up the Stanely Cup Playoffs against Dallas Wednesday night at Bridgestone Arena.

All Nashvillians are encouraged to wear Preds clothing or colors Wednesday.

Metro courthouse and other city landmarks will also be lit gold.

“It’s become the enviable norm here – another year, another playoff run for our Predators,” said Mayor Briley. “My proclamation is to once again let opposing teams know that we take our hockey seriously here. If there’s one thing the rest of the league knows about us, it’s that Nashville has one of the most vocal and rabid fan bases in the NHL. The atmosphere at Bridgestone Arena is second to none, and I’m ready for another fantastic run to the Stanley Cup.”

2019 marks the fifth straight year the Predators have made the playoffs.

“The passion that Smashville has for this team is the envy of every team in sports,” said Nashville Predators President and CEO Sean Henry. “We are honored by the Mayor’s proclamation for Preds Pride Day. The success of the Predators franchise would not be possible without the support of Mayor Briley, our fans and the entire community. We look forward to celebrating in GOLD on Wednesday.”

According to the mayor's office, Nashvillians will be asked to wear Preds colors before the first game in every playoff series the team advances to during the Stanley Cup Playoffs.