Health and Safety Requirements for Bridgestone Arena

Bridgestone Arena Policies

Guests agree to follow the Arena’s health and safety policies, as well as all applicable Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (“CDC”) guidance, local, state and federal orders, regulations and ordinances pertaining to health and safety at all times while at the Arena. Health and safety policies may be posted throughout the Arena as well as on tickets. 

Effective Oct. 2, all guests aged 12 and older will be required to show proof of full COVID-19 vaccination or a negative COVID-19 PCR or antigen test administered by a healthcare professional within 72 hours prior to the event that includes their name and the date of the test to attend all Nashville Predators games and events held at the venue.

Full Arena Policies

 

IMPORTANT COVID Entrance Protocol FAQ

Do I need proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test to attend an event at Bridgestone Arena?

Yes, effective Oct. 2, all guests aged 12 and older will be required to show proof of full COVID-19 vaccination or a negative COVID-19 PCR or antigen test to attend all Nashville Predators games and ticketed events held at the venue.

 

How long will the vaccination or negative COVID-19 test requirement be in effect?

The new policy is scheduled to remain in place through at least Nov. 15 but remains subject to change. Arena officials will continue to work with local, state, and federal governments and health agencies, along with the National Hockey League in monitoring all pertinent COVID numbers so that it can make the most prudent decisions during these evolving times. 

 

How do I show proof of my vaccination status or negative COVID-19 test result?

  • An official, government-issued vaccination card listing the guest’s name and dates of doses, including the date the last dose was administered.
  • A photo or digital version of an official, government-issues vaccination card listing the guest’s name and dates of doses, including the date the last dose was administered.
  • A printed or digital negative COVID-19 PCR or antigen test administered by a healthcare professional within 72 hours prior to a guest’s given event that includes the guest’s name and the date of the test.

 

What does full vaccination mean?

As advised by the CDC, full vaccination means at least 14 days have passed after your second dose of the Pfizer-BioNtech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine (or other COVID-19 vaccinations recognized by WHO) or at least 14 days have passed after your single dose of Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine.

 

What vaccines will be accepted?

Bridgestone Arena will accept the Pfizer-BioNtech, Moderna, Johnson & Johnson vaccine or other COVID-19 vaccines approved by the World Health Organization (WHO).

 

What if I lost my vaccine card?

It is recommended that you contact your doctor, clinic, pharmacy or location where you were vaccinated. Tennessee residents may also request one HERE.

 

What types of tests do you accept?
A printed or digital negative COVID-19 PCR or antigen test administered by a healthcare professional within 72 hours prior to a guest’s given event date that includes the guest’s name and the date of the test.

 

Will Bridgestone Arena have testing available on site?
No testing opportunities will be available for event attendees on site. Prior to arrival, guests should have their negative COVID-19 results completed and in hand. Testing locations in Tennessee can be found HERE.  However, Vaccinations will be available in connection with every event held at Bridgestone Arena (more information below).

 

When should I get tested?

Negative COVID-19 PCR or antigen tests administered by a healthcare professional within 72 hours prior to a guest’s given event date will be accepted.

 

Friday Event Example: Tests administered on the Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday prior to the event or tests administered on the day of event will be accepted.

 

Monday Event Example: Tests administered on the Friday, Saturday, or Sunday prior to the event and tests administered on the day of event be accepted.

 

Wednesday Event Example: Tests administered on the Sunday, Monday, or Tuesday prior to the event and tests administered on the day of event be accepted.
 

How do entry requirements apply to children?

Guests between the ages of 2-11 are permitted to enter Bridgestone Arena if they wear a mask at all times while inside the venue OR if they present a printed or digital negative COVID-19 PCR or antigen test administered by a healthcare professional within 72 hours prior to the event date that includes their name and the date of the test.

 

I’m a Nashville Predators Season Ticket Citizen. Will the same requirements be in place once the season starts this fall?

Yes, effective Oct. 2, all guests aged 12 and older will be required to show proof of full COVID-19 vaccination or a negative COVID-19 PCR or antigen test to attend all Nashville Predators games and events held at the venue.

 

The new policy is scheduled to remain in place through at least Nov. 15 but remains subject to change. Arena officials will continue to work with local, state, and federal governments and health agencies, along with the National Hockey League in monitoring all pertinent COVID numbers so that it can make the most prudent decisions during these evolving times. 

 

I have a religious or medical exemption for vaccines. Do I still have to provide proof of a negative test result?

Yes, all guests aged 12 and older who cannot provide proof of vaccination must provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test for entry.

 

I am unwilling to provide proof of vaccination, or a negative COVID-19 test. What are my options?

For Bridgestone Arena events, please contact Bridgestone Arena Guest Experience at 615-770-2355 or [email protected] for more information.

 

Can I get vaccinated at Bridgestone Arena?

Yes! The organization continues to partner with the Metro Public Health Department to offer free COVID-19 vaccinations at Bridgestone Arena in connection with every event. Vaccination opportunities will also be held at the Ford Ice Centers in Antioch and Bellevue every Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

 

Will requirements change each event?

Arena management also acknowledges that some specific tours may impose additional requirements that may be added to those being announced today; such additional requirements will be communicated and enforced if and when necessary. Please see event specific pages on BridgestoneArena.com for further information.

Face Mask Policy

Masks are recommended for vaccinated and unvaccinated guests.

 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that everyone, including fully vaccinated people, wear masks in public indoor settings in areas with high or substantial COVID-19 transmission rates. Davidson County, the City of Nashville and many surrounding counties are included in the recommendation because of our current COVID 19 transmission rates.

 

We are disheartened and very concerned about these fast-rising transmission rates, and to that end, we are updating our face covering policy to recommending that all event attendees for our upcoming events wear masks inside Bridgestone Arena, except when those guests are actively eating or drinking.

 

We will continue to monitor available data and recommendations from our government agency partners at the local, state and federal levels and make any necessary changes as new data and recommendations become available to us. Additional guidance can be found on the CDC’s COVID-19 Website.

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Harry Styles COVID Policies

Entry requirements for your event have changed. Please carefully read the below information.

The Event Organizer is requiring that all attendees of this event must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 OR have received a negative COVID-19 test within 48-hours prior to entering the venue (14 days past final vaccination shot).

In attending the event you certify and attest that you and all individuals in your party attending the event will follow the below regulations:

· All fans must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (at least two weeks after final dose) and provide printed proof of COVID-19 immunization OR provide printed proof of a negative COVID-19 test within 48-hours prior to entering the venue, along with an appropriate ID matching the name on your documentation.

· Unvaccinated fans under 12 years of age will be required to take a COVID-19 diagnostic test within 48-hours before the event and will provide proof of negative result prior to entering the venue.

·  All fans will be required to wear approved face masks when inside the venue.

PLEASE NOTE:

· These confirmations will apply to all members of your party before they are allowed to enter the event and to any users of the tickets purchased by you.

· There will be staff checking vaccination and/or proof of negative tests at each venue and denying entry to those non-compliant with these requirements.

· Free COVID-19 testing in your area may be found by using this resource from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services.

· The Event Organizer requires all guests to wear a mask for the duration of the event.


For questions about your order and additional information regarding health checks, please visit Ticketmaster Fan Support here.

Bag Policy

 

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APPROVED BAGS: Medical bags, parenting bags and CLEAR 12" x 12" bags will be permitted following X-Ray screening. Backpacks of any kind are NOT permitted.

Guests attending events with approved bags will experience delayed entry times, for expedited entry please leave bags at home.

Symptom Screening

If you are not feeling well, please stay at home. 

  • Guests agree to not attend an event at Bridgestone Arena if any one or more of the following is true within 14 days of the day of the event:
    • (i) you have (or any person in your party or with whom you have close contact has) tested positive for, or been exposed to someone who has tested positive for, COVID-19;
    • (ii) you have (or any person in your party or with whom you have close contact has) experienced symptoms of COVID-19 (e.g., a fever of 99.5⁰F or higher, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, chills, repeated shaking, muscle pain/achiness, headache, sore throat, loss of taste or smell, nasal congestion, runny nose, vomiting, diarrhea, fatigue or any other symptoms associated with COVID-19 identified by the CDC);
    • (iii) you have (or any person in your party or with whom you have close contact has) travelled to any state or international territory identified by federal or applicable local governments as being subject to travel or quarantine advisories due to COVID-19. 

Health and Safety Protocols

  • Frequently touched areas will be sanitized prior to, during and after an event.
  • Hand sanitizer stations will be provided throughout the venue
  • Cashless transactions will be implemented throughout Bridgestone Arena.
  • No smoking allowed on Bridgestone Arena property.
  • Mobile-only-ticket policy enforced.
  • The Bridgestone Arena Plaza will open 30 minutes prior to doors opening.
  • Protective partitions in place at all points of sale

Stay Healthy

  • Practice good hygiene.
  • Wash hands frequently with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds or use alcohol-based hand sanitizer, if soap and water are not available.
  • Cover a cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue away.
  • Avoid touching your face.

WELL Health-Safety Rating

Bridgestone Arena has been awarded the WELL Health-Safety Rating for Facility Operations and Management by the International WELL Building Institute. This rating is an evidence-based, third-party verified rating for all new and existing buildings and facility types focusing on operational policies, maintenance protocols, occupant engagement and emergency plans. Although the rating was informed by the COVID-19 pandemic, it also has broader applicability for supporting long-term health and safety needs.

Team Member Protocols

  • All team members are required to wear a cloth face covering or mask (that covers the nose and mouth) at all times. 
  • All team members will practice good hygiene.
  • All team members will undergo training for new arena policies and procedures.