CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – Representatives from the NHL’s Nashville Predators and Montgomery County, Tenn., recently broke ground a planned multi-purpose event center in Clarksville, Tenn.
The 250,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art facility is scheduled to open in the fall of 2022. In October, the Predators signed a contract to manage the facility, leaving the organization responsible for its overall day-to-day operations. Additionally, the organization will be charged with booking the facility and finding all the appropriate sponsors and partners.
“I am so pleased we have reached an agreement with the Nashville Predators to operate and maintain our new multi-purpose event center,” Montgomery County Mayor Jim Durrett said. “They have proven their expertise in operations with Bridgestone Arena, which is consistently recognized as one of the most successful arenas in the nation, including in fan experience. We are fortunate to be working with this group and look forward to the many entertainment opportunities they will bring to our community.”
The venue’s primary tenant will be Austin Peay State University, whose men’s and women’s basketball teams will call the facility home. In addition to the facility’s main event space–which will be able to host sporting events, concerts, banquets, conventions, trade shows, and other events—the multi-level venue will feature a separate sheet of ice that will be used for youth and adult hockey leagues and figure skating.
The main arena bowl will also be able to add an ice surface, giving it the ability to host hockey tournaments and attract larger on-ice events or competitions.
It also will contain luxury suites, premium seating, private hospitality space, party rooms, and common areas that will have full access to the arena bowl.