Nashville Predators extend naming rights deal with Bridgestone Americas
By Shantanu Srivastav | December 15, 2017
Ice hockey team Nashville Predators has extended its naming rights partnership with Bridgestone Americas until 2025.
As part of the agreement, Nashville’s premier downtown arena will carry the Bridgestone brand. Bridgestone and the Predators agreed to the renewal two years in advance of the conclusion of the previous five-year agreement signed in 2015. They did not disclose the terms of the new agreement.
Bridgestone Americas president and CEO, Gordon Knapp, said: “Bridgestone is a proud supporter of the Nashville Predators, and it continues to be a great source of pride for our company and our teammates to have the arena bear our name.
“Like the rest of the world, we’ve witnessed the success of both the arena and the Preds, and we are excited to continue our partnership with a local landmark that has helped transform downtown Nashville into one of the top destinations in the country.
“We look forward to keeping the Bridgestone brand front and center with so many passionate fans of sport, music and the countless other world-class entertainment events hosted by this celebrated venue.”
Sean Henry, chief executive officer and president, Nashville Predators, added: “We’re ecstatic to extend our valuable partnership with Bridgestone to ensure the home of the Predators, and one of the greatest venues in North America, continues to be Bridgestone Arena.
“As the Predators gain more traction as a household sports franchise and Bridgestone Arena strengthens its position as a dynamic, must-visit site, it’s only fitting that we also bolster our relationship with a world-renowned manufacturing and innovation leader who shares our commitment to the Nashville community.”