NASHVILLE — The Nashville Predators National Hockey League franchise has extended the naming rights agreement with Bridgestone Americas Inc. for the Bridgestone Arena in downtown Nashville for five more years, through 2030.
"Our partnership with Nashville Predators and our association with this world-class arena continue to be great sources of pride and positive exposure for the Bridgestone brand," Bridgestone Americas CEO and President Gordon Knapp said.
"Extending our relationship for the next eleven years represents the longest sports partnership commitment in our company's history, which is a reflection of our belief in the middle Tennessee community and the incredible vision of our hometown hockey franchise."
Financial terms were not disclosed.
The Bridgestone-Predators partnership began in 2010 and was extended two years ago through 2025 in in conjunction with the opening of Bridgestone Tower, the firm's Americas headquarters located across the street from the arena.
"Bridgestone Americas has been a driving force behind the Nashville Predators and Bridgestone Arena from the moment they helped save and stabilize the team for all of Smashville over 10 years ago," Predators President and CEO Sean Henry said.
"They believed in our city and the impact a thriving team could have upon it, and by aligning their brand with ours gave us a foundation from which we could successfully build. ... With downtown Nashville being each of our forever homes, it is natural for our partnership to continue that long as well."
Bridgestone and the Predators celebrated the extension as part of the team's annual season-opening Preds Fest at the arena. The announcement was punctuated by the unveiling of the arena's new scoreboard, FangVision.