Bridgestone Arena Nominated for ACM Arena of the Year Award

Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn. has been nominated for the ACM Arena of the Year Award.

Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn. has been nominated for the Academy of Country Music’s (ACM) Arena of the Year Award. The venue’s Chief Venues Officer, David Kells, expressed his excitement about the nomination, stating, “We are very proud to host unbelievable talent here in the heart of Music City and welcome thousands of fans each week into our building for a night of entertainment. The unmatched atmosphere at 501 Broadway is because of the dedicated employees of SMASHVILLE who have created a positive experience for our fans, performers, agents, and managers.”

The other nominees for the Arena of the Year Award include Dickies Arena in Fort Worth, Texas, Hertz Arena in Estero, Fla., KFC Yum! Center in Louisville, Ky., and T-Mobile Center in Kansas City, Mo.

Bridgestone Arena has been one of the busiest venues in the United States since its opening in 1996, hosting more than 27 million guests. The NHL’s Nashville Predators have been the primary tenants of the arena since 1998. Bridgestone Arena has previously won the ACM Venue of the Year award six times (2009, 2011, 2014, 2017, 2019, 2022).

The ACM Industry Awards recognize venues and talent buyers/promoters who have bought or promoted a significant number of Country Music concerts and helped promote Country Music ticket sales. The winners will be announced live during the 59th ACM Award Show on May 16 in Frisco, Texas at the Ford Center.

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