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Preds Offer Apology for Lack of Play

Preds Offer Apology for Lack of Play

by / on January 7, 2013

Management of the Nashville Predators say the team is sorry for keeping fans waiting through the NHL lockout. They’re hoping there are no hard feelings.

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Predators Downplay Ending the Season for Detroit

by / on April 20, 2012

The Predators will try to finish off the Detroit Red Wings tonight after winning two games on the road.

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Bridgestone Arena Ranks Worldwide for Concert Attendance

by / on July 18, 2011

Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena has seen big music audiences this year, thanks in part to hockey. According to Pollstar, the venue ranked ninth in the country for selling the most concert tickets. That’s up 14 spots since the same time last year.

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Sports Authority Does Away With Finance Committee

by / on June 28, 2010

Nashville’s Sports Authority decided today it no longer needs a finance committee. The board oversees relations between the city’s professional sports teams and their venues.

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New Preds Chairman Agrees to Keep Team in Nashville through 2012

by / on March 12, 2010

The new chairman of the Nashville Predators agreed today to keep the team in town through 2012. In exchange, the Metro Sports Authority will not hold the ownership group in default of a contract governing the team’s annual $7 million subsidy from the city.

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Tax Lien Forces Freeman to Step Down as Preds Chairman

by / on March 1, 2010

Questions surrounding a tax lien have forced the lead owner of the Nashville Predators to step down as the team’s chairman. David Freeman has notified Metro Government he will hand the role off to Healthways founder Tom Cigarran, who is part owner of the team.

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Bridgestone Signs 5-Year Naming Deal with Predators

by / on February 23, 2010

Nashville-based Bridgestone Americas has entered into a 5-year naming deal for what is now the Sommet Center. At a press conference, executives said the deal was struck quickly and influenced in part by Governor Phil Bredesen.

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Metro Gives Preds Owner Three Weeks to get Financial House in Order

by / on February 12, 2010

The Metro Sports Authority has put a deadline on David Freeman, the lead owner of the Nashville Predators, to resolve a $3 million tax lien. The board voted Friday to hold off on putting the team in default of its Sommet Center lease. The tax dispute from 2007 wasn’t disclosed when David Freeman helped buy the hockey team the same year, which could put the owners in default of an […]

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Sports Authority to Meet in Executive Session to Brush Up on Preds Lease

by / on January 27, 2010

The Metro Sports Authority will meet this week in a rarely used closed door session. The chairman of the body says he wants members to ask their attorneys about the lease for the city-owned Sommet Center. The Predators receive a $7 million subsidy from Metro each year.

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Sports Authority Uses Possible Default as Leverage Against Predators

by / on January 15, 2010

Members of the Metro Sports Authority are using a possible breach of contract to negotiate more favorable terms for the city’s $7.4 million subsidy to the Predators.

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Predators End Naming-Rights Agreement, Sue Sommet Group

by / on November 25, 2009

The Nashville Predators ended naming rights today with the Sommet Group for the downtown arena where the hockey team plays.

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Sports Authority Drops Questions About Predators Owner Guarantees

by / on September 11, 2009

Members of the Metro Sports Authority said at a meeting Friday morning they didn’t fully understand the Sommet Center lease agreement when they approved it.

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Preds Shelve Premium Seating Renovation

by / on August 24, 2009

The Nashville Predators have backed off a proposal to renovate two club-level sections at Sommet Center into an exclusive $20,000-per-seat area for high rollers.

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Sports Authority OKs Sommet Upgrades Against Metro Law Recommendation

by / on July 17, 2009

The Nashville Sports Authority approved upgrades to club level seating at the city-owned Sommet Center Friday.

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