About the Nashville Predators
Nashville Predators Tickets
For years, the city of Nashville was desperate to land a professional sports franchise. They encouraged both NHL and NBA teams to relocate to the Music City, even building an arena without the promise of a team. In 1998, the city got a little more than it has asked for. The same year that the NFL's Tennessee Titans moved to Nashville full-time, the Nashville Predators also played their inaugural season in the NHL.
A Team with Traditions
For such a young franchise, the Predators and their fan base have been quick to build a sense of tradition. Starting in 2008, it became a ritual for fans at Bridgestone Arena to give the Predators a standing ovation throughout the final TV timeout of the 3rd period. Nashville has also gained a reputation for having some of the loudest fans in the NHL. A fan group called The Cellblock that sits in Section 303 of Bridgestone Arena claims to be “the loudest section of the loudest arena” in all of hockey. Predators fans will also occasionally throw catfish onto the ice, an odd twist on the tradition of Detroit Red Wings fans throwing octopus into the rink.
Taking a While
It’s taken a little while for Nashville’s play to catch up with the enthusiasm shown by their fans. After getting started in 1998, the Predators didn’t make the playoffs for the first time until the 2003-04 season, and it took the franchise until 2011 to win a playoff series.
But the Predators have started to turn things around. In 2017, despite finishing 8th in the Western Conference, the Predators made it all the way to the Stanley Cup Finals for the first time in franchise history, beating the Blackhawks, Blues, and Ducks on their way to the finals. The following season, the Predators captured the Presidents’ Cup for the first time, leading the NHL with 117 points and showing their loyal fans that Nashville is a place that can produce a winner on the ice.
Frequently Asked Questions
Where do the Predators play?
Since day one, the Predators have played at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee. The venue opened in 1996, two years before the Predators played their first game. Bridgestone Arena is located in the heart of the city, not far from the Country Music Hall of Fame. In addition to being the home of the Predators, Bridgestone Arena is the site of the annual CMA Awards and frequently hosts the CMT Music Awards as well.
When do Predators tickets go on sale?
Nashville Predators tickets go on sale before the NHL begins its regular season. In fact, cheap Predators tickets to games played at Bridgestone Arena are available months in advance, as are Nashville Predators tickets for away games. In other words, there’s no rush to check the Predators’ schedule. Just grab tickets whenever you’ve got the itch.
Is it better to buy Predators tickets in advance?
With Predators tickets being available so far ahead of time, it’s easy to buy tickets whenever you want to – but there’s little need to plan ahead. You can often get cheap last-minute tickets to Nashville Predators games by waiting to make your purchase until the very last minute. As game day gets closer and sellers drop their prices, fans reap the benefits.
What’s the best way to buy cheap Predators tickets?
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