With the grand opening of the new Music City Center just weeks away, its nearby neighbor, the Bridgestone Arena will soon undergo a multi-million dollar facelift.
The Nashville Sport's Authority approved the renovations, which includes a restaurant, patio area, an expanding outside concourse and a wrap around video screen, on Thursday.
“So what we'll be able to do is create a new plaza. We'll be able to do a lot of indoor, outdoor activities, band stage [and] post-game interviews [and] have fun with all the conventions going on,” Nashville Predators President Sean Henry said.
Henry continued, “Just bring a lot of life a lot of personality with the new video board that's over there. I foresee us closing down the streets for festivals, closing it for hockey games, for concerts [and other] large events [such as] the Women's Final Four and the SEC basketball tournament.”
Construction is expected to begin immediately and will be completed in October.
The money for the $7 million project is said to be coming from the overall Convention Center budget and the Predators.