Nashville arena celebrating 15th anniversary

Nashville arena celebrating 15th anniversary (Image 1)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Bridgestone Arena in Nashville is celebrating its 15th anniversary and running highlights online.

They include CMA awards shows, NCAA and SEC basketball tournaments, the first game of the Nashville Predators and their first playoff game. They are being run this month on nashvillepredators.com.

The downtown arena is home to the Predators and also is used for sporting events, circuses, concerts, conventions and other events. It has been the site of the nationally televised CMA awards show since 2006 and is under contract for it through 2013.

The arena ranked sixth nationally in 2010 concert attendance with 447,000.

The Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame is inside the building.

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