Bridgestone Arena to remain name of Predators' arena

The Nashville Predators/Bridgestone Arena and year extension on the naming rights for Bridgestone Arena.

Bridgestone Americas will have the Bridgestone brand name on Nashville's downtown venue through 2019.

"This naming rights partnership between the Predators/Bridgestone Arena and Bridgestone Americas has exceeded everyone's expectations during its first two years," Nashville Predators CEO Jeff Cogen said. "When Bridgestone lent its name to our building, they helped solidify the stability of the team and showcased the team and the arena as tremendous investments.

"Bridgestone is a locally based company with global reach, and like the Predators, they pride themselves on their commitment to business excellence and to community. Both on the ice and off it, the team and facility continue to be very successful, and the performance of the venue since Bridgestone Americas came on board has been exceptional. The number and quality of the events hosted is second to none, and the long-term funnel of upcoming events is significant and exciting, which help Nashville���s prospects of landing an NHL All-Star Game."