NHL ice hockey franchise the Nashville Predators has unveiled a renovation project that will enhance the game day experience for fans at its Bridgestone Arena.
The $8.5m (£6.5m/€7.3m) project is scheduled to be completed in September ahead of the 2018-19 NHL season.
It will involve installing new LED ribbons inside the arena bowl, adding a new audio system and completely revamping the in-house control room.
“This is one renovation where it’s all about the fan,” Predators and Bridgestone Arena senior director of events, Ben Bosse, said. “This is a way we can elevate that game experience even further. We’ve done that pretty continuously over the years, but this is one where it’s really fan-centric, and I think it’ll be an awesome experience for people when they see it.”
LED ribbons will be installed that stand 64 pixels tall, compared to the 16-pixel display of seasons past.
In addition to the arena sound system receiving a complete overhaul, the all-new control room on the event level of the building will upgrade to a full 1080p system, capable of super slo-mo replay.
“Bridgestone Arena is 20 years old, and we pride ourselves in not treating it as such,” Bosse added. “With all the renovations we’ve done over the last five or six years, this is just the next phase, and we’re really excited to see it take a step forward.”
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