Nashville to Host 2016 All-Star Game

By Community | October 17, 2014

Nashville in the state of Tennessee will host the National Hockey League’s 2016 All-Star festivities, it was announed today. 

The NHL’s mid-season showcase, which includes an All-Star game between the league’s top players and a skills competition, will be held at the home of the NHL’s Nashville Predators from Jan. 30-31.

“Nashville knows how to showcase stars, put on great events and deliver first-rate entertainment and is a great place to visit. So where better to host our 2016 All-Star Celebration than in Nashville?” NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman said in a statement.

The last NHL All-Star Game was hosted by Ottawa in 2012 and pumped an estimated $35 million into the economies of the city and surrounding regions.

The 2013 All-Star Game was canceled due to the NHL’s lockout while last season’s edition was not held due to the 2014 Sochi Olympics.

This season’s All-Star festivities will be held from Jan. 24-25 in Columbus.