Bridgestone Arena501 Broadway
Nashville, TN 37203
Bridgestone Arena opened as the Nashville Arena in 1996 and also has been known as Gaylord Entertainment Center and the Sommet Center. The entrance to Bridgestone Arena faces the Ryman Auditorium, the original home of the world famous Grand Ole Opry and is a tribute to the city's musical music heritage. Bridgestone Arena is home to the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame Museum. The museum has Predators displays, several other sports exhibits and interactive games. Among the other events Bridgestone Arena has hosted include the U.S. National Figure Skating Championship (1997), the NCAA men's basketball tournaments (2000, 2003 and 2005), and the SEC men's basketball tournament (2001, 2006 and 2010).
Nashville, TN 37203
From the west (via I-40), follow signs for Nashville and exit onto Broadway (Exit 209B). Make a left; the arena is on the right between Fifth and Sixth Avenue.
From the east (via I-40), follow I-40 and take the Memphis fork, exiting onto Broadway (Exit 209A). Make a right; the arena is on the right between Fifth and Sixth Avenue.
From the north (via I-65), take the 265 Memphis loop and follow I-40 East, taking the fork following Nashville signs. Exit onto Broadway (Exit 209A) and make a left onto Broadway. The arena is on the right between Fifth and Sixth Avenue.
From the south (via I-65), follow I-40 West toward Memphis and exit at Broadway (Exit 209A). Make a right; the arena is on the right between Fifth and Sixth Avenue.
Several parking spots are available at Bridgestone Arena for varying fees. Allright Parking, Central Parking and other parking garages are a short walking distance from the venue. Shuttles also run between downtown parking areas and the Bridgestone Arena.
The Metropolitan Transit Authority provides bus service to Bridgestone Arena. For schedules and more information, visit the MTA Web site or call (615) 862-5969.