The Nashville Predators and Bridgestone Arena generate an annual economic impact of approximately $410 million on Nashville, according to a report released by the groups in March. Additionally, the hockey team and venue support more than 2,350 jobs annually.
Nearly two-thirds of attendees at all Bridgestone Arena events (65.1 percent) come from outside of Davidson County, including 84.4 percent of concert-goers and 57.6 percent of Predators game attendees. In addition, many attendees come from out of state—39.3% of concert-goers, 10.8 percent of Predators attendees and 17.4 percent of overall attendees.
According to Pollstar rankings, the Bridgestone Arena is sixth in the United States for concert attendance, 20th in the world, and eighth in North America.
In 2010-11, Bridgestone Arena hosted 1.4 million guests, a 30 percent increase over 2009-10. In its history, the venue has hosted more than 18 million guests.
In 2010-11, almost 100 million viewers across America watched events broadcast from Bridgestone Arena, including the CMA Awards, CMA Country Christmas, college basketball, CMT Awards and NHL games.