Posted: Feb 23, 2023

Nashville, Tenn. (February 23, 2023) – Pollstar Magazine announced on Feb. 22 that Bridgestone Arena, home of the National Hockey League’s Nashville Predators, won Arena of the Year for 2023. This is Bridgestone Arena’s third time winning the award, having previously been named Arena of the Year in 2014 and 2017.


“We are thrilled to be recognized by Pollstar as Arena of the Year for the third time,” Executive Vice President of Entertainment and Venues David Kells said. “This accomplishment truly reflects our staff and the hard work they put in every day to create an unmatched experience in SMASHVILLE. We strive to make 501 Broadway a highlight of the tour or season for performers and athletes – thank you to all the artists, managers, agents, promoters and fans for supporting Bridgestone Arena every year.”  


Pollstar’s Arena of the Year award recognizes the arena that showcased superior programming, effective promotion and marketing, quality production values and staff, an exemplary experience for fans and artists and consistent box office success. The nominating committee is comprised of industry leaders in all facets of the entertainment business, including arena managers, artists, artist managers, agents and promoters from across the country and abroad.


2023 Pollstar Arena of the Year Nominees

  • Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, Tenn.
  • Climate Pledge Arena, Seattle, Wash.
  • Dickies Arena, Fort Worth, Texas
  • Kia Forum, Inglewood, Calif.
  • Madison Square Garden, New York, N.Y.
  • Moody Center, Austin, Texas


Bridgestone Arena ranked fourth in the United States for ticket sales with 815,926 tickets sold and seventh in the world for gross ticket sales with $80,647,936.70 in revenue in Pollstar’s 2022 Year End Industry Report.