Predators Overview

Fast facts

League: Western Conference Central Division

Head Coach: John Hynes

Team Mascot: Gnash

Year Opened: 1996

Capacity: 20000

City / State: Nashville / Tennessee

Rivalries & Top Games to Attend

Predators vs Stars

Rival Team: Dallas Stars

The Predators rivalry with the Stars is just getting off the ground. If both teams could make the playoffs these next few years, then things could really heat up and create one of the best rivalries in the Central Division.

Predators vs Blackhawks

Rival Team: Chicago Blackhawks

The Predators rivalry with the Blackhawks is very one-sided. However that doesn’t mean you won’t find an outstanding crowd when attending a Preds-Hawks game. In recent years, the Predators have made efforts to keep the Blackhawks fans out of Bridgestone Arena with their “Keep the Red Out” campaign, which has helped create a great in-game atmosphere for these games. If you want to see Bridgestone Arena at its best, then it doesn’t get any better than a Preds-Hawks game.

Predators Stadium Guide

In Game

The Predators are one of the best-supported NHL teams in a non-traditional market, which can largely be attributed to the team’s ability to put together a good game day experience. They pull out all the stops to put on a great production and provide an experience that even non-hockey fans will love.

One of the things that make attending a game at Bridgestone Arena an excellent experience is the wide variety of cuisine available at the concession stands. Here you’ll find everything from cheddar cheese dogs to Tex-Mex to pizza to brisket chili nachos. Barbecue and brisket, in particular, is a big part of Tennesee culture so make sure to try some brisket during your trip to Bridgestone Arena.

In addition to the great selection of food available to you, there is also a lively atmosphere at a Predators game. Over the past few years, several traditions have been fostered and developed by the teams and fans including fang fingers and the fans “Standing O.” Join in on all the fun Predators traditions to get the most out of your trip to Nashville.

Finally, the area around Bridgestone Arena goes a long way in making attending a Predators game a special experience. The arena is located right on Broadway, so you’ll be at the heart of all things going on in Nashville. There are plenty of honky tonk bars in the area to check out, so don’t hesitate to make a weekend of it when coming to see the Predators from out of town.

Things to check out

Bridgestone Arena Tower

The Bridgestone Arena Tower, located at the main entrance on Broadway, is home to the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame, Nashville Visitor’s Center, and an XM Radio Studio. Stop by the Arena Tower to check out any of these three.

Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame

The Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame is a must-see for sports fans and allows fans to see tributes and exhibits dedicated to the greatest players and teams in Tennessee history. The Hall of Fame only costs $3 and is a great experience no matter what your favorite sport.

Ford Bandstand

See local bands before the game and during intermission at the Ford Bandstand. The bandstand is located at the north end of the arena and does an excellent job of giving Bridgestone Arena a uniquely Music City feel.

Goal Zone

Goal Zone in the upper deck is a great place to congregate with friends during the game. Here you’ll find tables making it a great place to eat during intermission.

Gold Walk

At select games the Predators roll out the gold carpet for their fans. The Gold Walk allows fans to enter the game on the gold carpet as their cheered on creating a unique experience. Attend a Gold Saturday game for your chance to walk the gold carpet before the game.

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The Cellblock

Located in section 303, The Cellblock is home to the most passionate and diehard Predators fans out there. If you’re looking to get loud and rowdy, then the Cell Block is the place for you.

Fang Fingers

During power plays, fans form fang fingers and shake them to the theme from the movie Psycho. Join in on this fun tradition to aid the Preds in their power play efforts.

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Predators have taken a play out of Detroit’s playbook by throwing catfish onto the ice following goals. Look for people to throw catfish onto the ice following big goals in important games.

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Standing O

Join Predators fans in standing during the game’s final TV timeout. The tradition dates back to a 3-2 win over the Blues on April 3, 2008, when Preds fans stood for the duration of the final TV timeout, and they have been standing ever since.

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The Predators official mascot, Gnash, entertains fans young and old during games at Bridgestone Arena. No matter what your age or mood Gnash will always bring a smile to your face.

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Predators Energy Team

The Predators Energy Team is an integral part of the Nashville game day experience energizing the crowd with cheers and promotions. Get loud when you see the Energy Team for your chance to win Preds prizes.

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Fight Songs

  1. I Like, It I Love It

    Predators goal song

    Spent forty-eight dollars
    Last night at the county fair,
    I throwed out my shoulder
    But I won her that teddy bear.
    She’s got me saying
    Sugar-pie, honey, darlin’, and dear,
    I ain’t seen the braves
    Play a game all year.
    I’m gonna get fired,
    If I don’t get some sleep,
    My long lost buddies
    Say I’m gettin’ in to deep.

    But I like it, I love it,
    I want some more of it,
    I try so hard,
    I can’t rise about it.
    Don’t know what it is
    ‘Bout that little gal’s lovin’,
    But I like it, I love it,
    I want some more of it.

    My Mama and Daddy
    Tried to teach me courtesy,
    But it never sank in
    ‘Til that girl got a hold of me.
    Now I’m holding unbrellas
    And openin’ up doors,
    I’m taking out the trash
    And I’m sweepin’ my floors.
    Crossin’ my fingers,
    And countin’ every kiss,
    Prayin’ that it keeps
    Goin’ on like this.

    But I like it, I love it,
    I want some more of it,
    I try so hard,
    I can’t rise about it.
    Don’t know what it is
    ‘Bout that little gal’s lovin’,
    But I like it, I love it,
    I want some more of it.

    Got to wash my truck and dress up
    To pick her up to watch tv.
    And she sits down on the sofa,
    She’ll move a little closer…
    She can’t get enough of me.

    And I like it, I love it,
    I want some more of it,
    I try so hard,
    I can’t rise about it.
    Don’t know what it is
    ‘Bout that little gal’s lovin’,
    But I like it, I love it,
    I want some more of it.

    Come on baby..

    You knoooow what I like…

    Yeah.. I like that…

    MMmmmmm… MMmmmm… MMmmm

    Hey… Don’t forget to turn out the lights…

  2. “You Suck” Chant

    Following Preds goals fans chant “you suck” at the opposing team’s goalie.

    Hey, you suck!

    Hey, you suck!

    Hey, you suck!

  3. Let’s Go Preds!

    Let’s go Preds!

    Let’s go Preds!

    Let’s go Preds!

Predators Bars & Restaurants

  1. Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge

    Tootsies Orchid Lounge

    In the land of a thousand Honky Tonks, Tootsie's remains Nashville's go-to destination for locals and visitors alike. Tootsie's has more music history per square inch than anywhere else in Music City.

    422 Broadway, Nashville, TN 37203, USA


    Bar website

    sportsbar - $$

  2. Buffalo’s Nashville

    Buffalos Nashville

    It’s a different kind of sports bar, a Nashville original that draws an eclectic mix of people with one thing in common. They’re looking for a refuge and a place to connect with the best life has to offer.

    154 2nd Ave N, Nashville, TN 37201, USA

    Bar website

    american - sportsbar - $$

  3. Lonnie’s Western Room

    Lonnies Western Room

    Lonnie’s Western Room has provided the best in Karaoke entertainment since 1989.

    308 Church St, Nashville, TN 37201, USA


    Bar website

    sportsbar - $$

  4. Wild Beaver Saloon

    Wild Beaver Saloon

    "The best dam bar to Sing Along, Drink Along & Rock Along with all your friends."

    212 Commerce St, Nashville, TN 37201, USA


    Bar website

    sportsbar - $

  5. Fleet Street Pub

    Fleet Street Pub beer

    "We wanted a U.K.-style pub. English, Irish, Scottish — it didn’t matter hugely, we just wanted the kind of pub that we enjoyed so much on our trips abroad."

    207 Printers Alley #101, Nashville, TN 37201, USA


    Bar website

    sportsbar - $$

  6. Tequila Cowboy

    Tequila Cowboy

    Tequila Cowboy is your one stop party when you come to Nashville with five venues under one rock’n rooftop.

    305 Broadway, Nashville, TN 37201, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  7. The Stillery

    The Stillery

    Amazing brick-fired pies, juicy stacked burgers, fresh salads and tantalizing starters!

    113 2nd Ave N, Nashville, TN 37201, USA


    Bar website

    american - pizza - $$

  8. Skull’s Rainbow Room

    Skulls Rainbow Room

    Enjoy fine food, craft cocktails & live burlesque shows nightly.

    222 Printers Alley, Nashville, TN 37201, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  9. Acme Feed & Seed

    Acme Feed Seed

    With 22,000 square feet of cocktail, culinary and entertainment space, The Acme invites guests to experience an entirely new Lower Broadway.

    101 Broadway, Nashville, TN 37201, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  10. Tin Roof Broadway

    Tin Roof Broadway

    The tasty food, fun, eclectic environment, community of Regulars and friendly Crew have established the Roof as the place to be for musicians and non-musicians alike.

    316 Broadway, Nashville, TN 37201, USA


    Bar website

    american - sportsbar - $

  11. Rippy’s Bar and Grill

    Rippys Bar and Grill

    We offer a main dining area that hosts our very talented musicians, an east side area filled with flat screens for the sports lover, and an amazing open-air rooftop patio where one can people watch on lower Broadway or just kick back and relax in the sun!

    429 Broadway, Nashville, TN 37203, USA


    Bar website

    american - bbq - $$

  12. Coyote Ugly


    The most famous bar on the planet!

    154 2nd Ave N, Nashville, TN 37201, USA


    Bar website

    sportsbar - $$

  13. Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar

    Fat Daddys

    Live music every day! Delicious Cajun & Creole eats made from scratch! And of course, cold beer, wine, and spirits!

    220 Printers Alley, Nashville, TN 37201, USA


    Bar website

    sportsbar - $$

  14. Legends Corner

    Legends Corner

    The real attraction is the bar's live music: Some of the city's finest contemporary acts make their mark onstage.

    428 Broadway, Nashville, TN 37219, USA


    Bar website

    sportsbar - $$

  15. Wildhorse Saloon

    Wildhorse Saloon

    IN the music, ON the dance floor, or WITH the taste of our award-winning BBQ.

    120 2nd Ave N, Nashville, TN 37201, USA


    Bar website

    bbq - sportsbar - $$

  16. Hattie B’s Chicken

    Hattie Bs Chicken

    A family-run restaurant that serves "Nashville Style" Hot Chicken and homemade sides.

    112 19th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  17. Etch Restaurant

    Etch Restaurant

    Etch features an array of global flavors and bold cuisine by Chef/Owner Deb Paquette.

    303 Demonbreun St, Nashville, TN 37201, USA


    Bar website

    american - steakhouse - $$$

  18. Puckett’s Grocery & Restaurant

    Pucketts Grocery Restaurant

    Authentic comfort food — classics like the meat-and-three and our famous slow-smoked BBQ — in a laid-back and down-home atmosphere.

    500 Church St, Nashville, TN 37219, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  19. Monell’s Dining and Catering

    Monells Dining and Catering

    Great Southern Food served Family Style in Historic Settings. Skillet Fried Chicken, Green Beans, Cheese Grits, Cornbread, Biscuits and gravy, pork chops, pot roast.

    1235 6th Ave N, Nashville, TN 37208, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  20. Manny’s House of Pizza

    Mannys House of Pizza

    Nashville's first choice for NY-style pizza.

    15 Arcade Alley, Nashville, TN 37219, USA


    Bar website

    pizza - $

  21. 417 Union

    Union burger fries

    417 Union is a place where great food driv​es an ongoing celebration of vibrant community and rich history.

    417 Union St, Nashville, TN 37219, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  22. Jack’s Bar-B-Que

    Jacks Bar-B Que

    “The Best Bar-B-Que in Nashville, Tennessee”.

    416 Broadway, Nashville, TN 37203, USA


    Bar website

    bbq - $$

  23. Varallo’s Chili Parlor and Restaurant


    Nashville's Oldest Restaurant

    239 4th Ave N, Nashville, TN 37219, USA


    Bar website

    american - $

  24. Merchants


    Beautiful ambiance and delicious food will definitely sweep you off your feet

    401 Broadway, Nashville, TN 37203, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$