Bridgestone Arena Hotels

Bridgestone Arena Hotels

Bridgestone Arena , 501 Broadway, Nashville, 37203, TN

Bridgestone Arena, formerly known as the Nashville Arena, the Gaylord Entertainment Center and the Sommet Center, opened in 1996, and is home to the NHL's Nashville Predators. This fantastic arena has a capacity of approximately 20,000 seats, and annually attracts more than 500,000 visitors to a wide variety of sports events, music events, and more.

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Bridgestone Arena Hotels - Renaissance Nashville Hotel

Renaissance Nashville Hotel

611 Commerce Street, Nashville | Area: Nashville Airport (BNA) (Map)
Very Good, 4.2 Based on 135 reviews
0.2 miles from Bridgestone Arena ( 4 mins )
5 mins on foot
Bridgestone Arena Accommodation - Comfort Inn Downtown

Comfort Inn Downtown

1501 Demonbreun Street, Nashville | Area: Nashville Airport (BNA) (Map)
Pleasant, 3.2 Based on 141 reviews
0.9 miles from Bridgestone Arena ( 5 mins )
18 mins on foot
- Paul: "Everything was super; the room was good; the breakfast was great; it was a 15 minute walk to downtown."
Bridgestone Arena Hotels - Hilton Nashville Downtown

Hilton Nashville Downtown

121 4th Avenue South, Nashville | Area: Nashville Airport (BNA) (Map)
Excellent, 4.45 Based on 21 reviews
0.1 miles from Bridgestone Arena ( 1 min )
2 mins on foot
Hotels near Bridgestone Arena - Hampton Inn & Suites Nashville-Downtown

Hampton Inn & Suites Nashville-Downtown

310 4th Avenue South, Nashville | Area: Nashville Airport (BNA) (Map)
Very Good, 4.2 Based on 43 reviews
0.4 miles from Bridgestone Arena ( 2 mins )
7 mins on foot
- Becky H: "I would HIGHLY recommend this Hampton for anyone wanting to go to to Downtown Nashville. The staff was extremely helpful and courteous. The accommodations were luxurious. The location was perfect for walking down to Broadway."
Bridgestone Arena Accommodation - Hyatt Place Nashville Downtown

Hyatt Place Nashville Downtown

301 3rd Avenue South, Nashville | Area: Nashville Airport (BNA) (Map)
Wonderful, 4.65 Based on 24 reviews
Show Prices Promos Available
0.3 miles from Bridgestone Arena ( 2 mins )
7 mins on foot
Bridgestone Arena Accommodation - Hotel Indigo Nashville

Hotel Indigo Nashville

301 Union Street, Nashville | Area: Nashville Airport (BNA) (Map)
Very Good, 4.15 Based on 13 reviews
Show Prices Promos Available
0.5 miles from Bridgestone Arena ( 4 mins )
9 mins on foot
- Jerrylorenzen: "We have several more trips planned to the Nashville area and look forward to you taking care of our housing needs."
Hotels near Bridgestone Arena - Loews Vanderbilt Hotel

Loews Vanderbilt Hotel

2100 West End Avenue, Nashville | Area: Nashville Airport (BNA) (Map)
Good, 3.9 Based on 138 reviews
Show Prices Promos Available
1.8 miles from Bridgestone Arena ( 8 mins )
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Bridgestone Arena Reviews

Bridgestone Arena Reviews

This venue is ranked #1 of 19 rated venues in Nashville


Overall Average Score: Exceptional | 5 out of 5

from 10 reviews

100% Recommend


Exceptional | 5 out of 5

BY: Paul B, Chattanooga

Pros:  We had awesome seats for our first hockey game - everyone was great.
Cons:  My wife wasn't allowed to take her camera in because the lens was separate.

Exceptional | 5 out of 5

BY: James, Birmingham

Excellent facility in a great location. Our experience could not have been better. Great concert and a great trip that we will remember for a while.


Exceptional | 5 out of 5

BY: Traci C, Paris, TN

Will definitely be going back again!

Pros:  Wonderful venue; Bridgestone is great - staff and all.
Cons:  Nothing negative.

Very Good | 4 out of 5

BY: Lisa, Paducah KY

Easy to find your seats. The staff were friendly and helpful and the facility was easy to navigate.

Pros:  Friendly staff.
Cons:  Needed more women's bathrooms for this particular event.

Exceptional | 5 out of 5

BY: Regina H, Neosho Missouri

Pros:  Perfect evening.

Exceptional | 5 out of 5

BY: Karen S, Ohio

We were here for the Aerosmith concert. The workers were so friendly and helpful - great experience!

Pros:  Wonderful venue.
Cons:  None.

Exceptional | 5 out of 5

BY: Scott H, Chattanooga

My wife and I went to see Roger Waters' "The Wall" for my 50th birthday. Everything about the Bridgestone is first class - sound, seating etc., except for the concession prices - they are as high as those at a Titan's game.

Pros:  A+.
Cons:  None.

Exceptional | 5 out of 5

BY: Rodney W, Jonesboro, AR

I took 4 people, myself included, to watch Roger Waters perform The Wall. The sound was awesome. The venue was clean and well organized. The event staff were friendly and very helpful. Would highly recommend attending shows here.

Pros:  Great venue.
Cons:  Nothing negative.

Exceptional | 5 out of 5

BY: Dennis O, Hixson

Awesome venue.

Pros:  Clean venue; friendly helpful staff.
Cons:  Expected, but still not pleasantly priced beverages and snacks.

Exceptional | 5 out of 5

BY: Sandy

All for the hall, the concert was excellent - not too hot not too cold. Great time!

Pros:  Great concert experience.

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Bridgestone Arena, Nashville

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For whatever reason you're visiting Bridgestone Arena, we hope you have a fantastic time!

About Bridgestone Arena

Bridgestone Arena opened in December 1996 under the auspice of the Sports Authority of Nashville and Davidson County. Construction costs in 1996-97 were $144 million which is equivalent to $211 million in 2013 currency standards.

All-Purpose Venue Facility

It is an all-purpose venue facility located in downtown Nashville and operated by Powers Management Company. PMC is a subsidiary of the Nashville Predators NHL franchise. The Predators hockey team has played its home games at this facility since 1998. The Predators hosted the NHL Entry Draft in 2003. During the NHL Lockout in 2012, Bridgestone Arena hosted a Southern Professional Hockey League preseason game between the Knoxville Ice Bears and the Huntsville Havoc instead of the Predators. The regular NHL season resumed in January 2013.

A franchise of the Arena Football League, Nashville Kats, hosted their home games here from 1997 to 2001, then during a brief revival from 2005 to 2007. Bridgestone Arena hopes to host Arena Football games again in 2015 with the Nashville Bulls contesting for the citizens of Music City.

Other events at Bridgestone Arena include religious meetings, basketball tournaments and Professional Bull Riding contests. PBR contests, once known as the Bud Light Cup, is now called the Built Ford Tough Series. Men and women basketball teams of Southeastern Conference and Ohio Valley Conference are held here every year. The first and second rounds of the men's NCAA tournaments are held at Bridgestone Arena in odd-numbered years. Demands of NCAA regulations instigated positive changes in scoreboard technology at BA. In the summer of 2007, the outdated octagonal scoreboard was replaced with cutting-edge digital control room and scoreboard at the cost of 5 million dollars.

Wrestling and boxing matches, ice skating shows, U.S. Gymnastics championships plus trade shows are accommodated at Bridgestone Arena, too. The Bridgestone Arena can be configured for end-stage, center stage and half-house events with seating capacities for 18,500, 20,000 and 10,000 people. The seating configuration has only one level of suites and no mid-level seating which allows upper level seats closer to the action.

Music City Concerts

The Country Music Association Awards moved their ceremony from the Grand Ole Opry House in 2006 to the Bridgestone Arena. Seating capacity of the musical theater is rated at 5,145, but the concert stage is able to entertain up to 20,000 occupants with all the audio and video gadgetry concert-goers expect, plus room for support personnel and commercial vendors. Musical entertainment ranges from Iron Maiden with Megadeath to the stars of American Idol, Grand Ole Opry stars to Broadway musicals. The Bridgestone Arena has been nominated four times for the Pollstar Concert Industry Venue of the Year Award.

Name Changes of the Bridgestone Arena

The Nashville Arena, dedicated in 1996, was built on an angle at the intersection of Broadway and 5th Avenue much like the Ryman Auditorium which was the home of the Grand Ole Opry. The Nashville Predators signed an $80 million naming rights contract with the Gaylord Entertainment Company in 1999 and the arena was renamed the Gaylord Entertainment Center. After Gaylord Entertainment Company sold its shares of the Predators, the arena was renamed the Nashville Arena then the Sommet Center for a short time as new owners assumed naming rights. Since February 2010, Bridgestone Corporation has been the owner of record and assumed naming rights of the arena.

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