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Bridgestone Arena

Structural Information

  • Completion Date: December 1996
  • Built by HOK Sports Facilities Group of Kansas City, Mo, the same group that designed Jacksonville's Alltel Stadium, Miami's Joe Robbie Stadium, Charlotte's Ericsson Stadium, Baltimore's Camden Yards, and the Nashville LP Field.
  • The Arena design features a 22-story tower that houses in its base the Nashville Convention & Visitors Bureau visitors' center and a small theater.
  • Square footage totals more than one million.
  • The Arena brings the addition of 1,500 new parking spaces for the venue and neighboring facilities, bringing the total to 12,500 public parking spaces available within 1,500 feet of the facility.

Seating Capacity

  • Seating Capacity is approximately 20,000 for concerts, 18,500 for basketball and 17,500 for ice hockey.
  • 72 luxury suites are located in the Arena.
  • There are four levels of seating at the Arena. Disabled-accessible seating is available at every level.

Cost

  • Cost of Construction: Approximately $155 million.
  • Financed By:
    • 1994 General Obligation Bonds - $60 million.
    • 1995 General Obligation Bonds - $49.6 million.
    • 1996A Completion Bonds - $23.7 million.
    • 1997A Improvement Bonds - $14.5 million.
    • Metro General Fund Appropriation - $12.3 million.
  • Repayment:
    • Ticket Surcharge Revenue.
    • Operating Revenue.
    • Sales Tax Revenue.
    • Non-Tax Revenues of Metro General Fund.

Contact Information

In the News

Bridgestone Arena Location Map

501 Broadway, Nashville, TN 37203

Contact the Sports Authority

730 2nd Avenue South
Suite 103
Nashville, TN 37210

615-880-1021
sports.authority@nashville.gov