Grab your rally towel, it's time to cheer on the Nashville Predators once again. The Predators' first pre-season home game is Friday night at Bridgestone Arena.
The Predators have a lot of new things in store for fans this season.
According to the team, $12 million was spent on renovations this summer. Fans will finally get a sneak peek of that at Friday night's game.
One of the big components of the renovations is the new technology. The Predators will be showing off a new display board and backlit signage. The team also said new state-of-the-art LED ribbon signs will be almost five-times the size of ones seen in seasons past.
NewsChannel5 has learned the game operations team held a rehearsal Thursday night. They're excited about what fans are going to see.
For all the foodies, there will be plenty of new dishes to try this season.
New dishes include Jalapeno Popper Grilled Cheese, Hot Chicken Fries, the Biscuit Burger, and Nashville's Finest Dog: made of BBQ pork, hot chicken and pimento cheese.
Jalapeño Popper Grilled Cheese for when you’re feeling extra spicy 😏 pic.twitter.com/2gZaNqHuiH
— Bridgestone Arena (@BrdgstoneArena) September 5, 2018
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The Predators have also made some renovations to the Lexus Lounge, to make room for more guests.
Big things happening in #Smashville !
— Nashville Predators (@PredsNHL) August 31, 2018
“We want to reinvest into the arena experience, to reinvest into the food experience, we want people to choose to come here, have a wonderful time, go home and tell their friends, and come back again, because we appreciate people choosing to come out and spend their nights with us," David Kells, vice president of events and marketing for the Predators and Bridgestone Arena, said.
The first preseason home game is against the Tampa Bay Lightning. The puck drops at 7 p.m.