Bridgestone Arena opened in December 1996 and has hosted more than 13 million guests. It is Nashville’s number one venue for large-scale musical productions, as well as one of the nation’s most highly-acclaimed entertainment and sports venues. It is home to the NHL’s Nashville Predators. It currently Ranks second in the U.S., and sixth in the world in tickets sales according to Pollstar’s 2015 3rd quarter reports. Over the past decade the it has been nominated for large venue of the year 8 times, winning twice, most recently in 2014.