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Preds Kick Off Hockey Season In First Game

Posted at 6:15 PM, Oct 14, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-14 23:40:51-04

The Nashville Predators kicked of their season with their season opener, and they did it with some major renovations for fans in the stands.

Prior to the Predators season starter at Bridgestone Arena, the arena went through $10 million of renovations.

The renovations kicked off after the end of the playoffs last year, and in that time, Bridgestone put in new seats in the upper bowl of Bridgestone to match the padded seats in the lower bowl, as well as updating and adding numerous amenities for Preds fans and concertgoers.

“The building’s 20 years old,” Sean Henry, President and CEO of the Predators said. “The best 5 years this building has ever had has been the past 5 years.”

In the past 5 years, the Predators have completed an average of $10 million in renovations or upgrades every year.

New additions this year include a new hot dog concession stand and a Twice Daily has replaced one of the Team Stores inside of the arena.

The hope is that through the upgrades, fans will have a better experience, and it will help foster the best fan experience in all of hockey.