The Bridgestone Arena is located at 501 Broadway in Nashville, Tennessee. It resides in the 37203 zip code.
For ice hockey games, the Bridgestone Arena has a capacity of 17,113. For basketball games, it holds 19,395. For center-stage concerts, it has a capacity of 20,000.
Ground broke in January of 1994, with the venue officially opening on December 18, 1996.
The Bridgestone Arena is home to the Nashville Predators of the NHL. It also hosts the SEC Men’s Basketball Tournament of the NCAA.
Directions (Car only)
From the North via I-65
Follow I-65 South to I-40 West. Take I-40 West to the right when I-40 splits. Take Exit 209B (431/Broadway/Demonbreun) and turn left on Broadway. The Bridgestone Arena will be on your right.
From the South via I-65
Keep on I-65 North to I-40 West and head towards Memphis. Take Exit 209B (Broadway) and turn right. The Bridgestone Arena will be on your right.
From East Tennessee via I-40
Follow I-40 into downtown Nashville and take Exit 209B (Broadway). Turn right on Broadway and the Bridgestone Arena will be on your right.
From West Tennessee via I-40
Follow I-40 until signs for Nashville and take Exit 209B (Broadway). Turn left on Broadway and the Bridgestone Arena will be on your right.
There are four (4) lots owned by the Bridgestone Arena that are primary sources of parking when driving to an event at the venue. These lots are the Grand Avenue Garage, Music City Center, Pinnacle at Symphony Place Garage and the First Baptist Lot. The Grand Avenue Garage is the only lot fans can access without a season pass on game day, while the other lots require a pre-paid ticket plan to park. Prices vary depending on the event.
Gate Locations and openings
The main entrance to the venue is located at the corner of 5th and Broadway. Doors typically open 60 minutes prior to the start of an event.
In accordance with the NHL bag policy, guests may only carry clear plastic or vinyl bags that do not exceed the size of 12 inches x 6 inches x 12 inches. One-gallon clear plastic freezer bags (Ziploc) will be permitted as well as small handbags and purses. Staff personnel have the right to check all bags at random before guests enter the arena. Failure to comply with staff will result in being denied access into the Bridgestone Arena.