Bridgestone Arena Receives Recognition From National Center For Spectator Sports Safety And Security

Posted: June 20, 2017

Nashville, Tenn. (June 14, 2017) – Bridgestone Arena is one of 10 sports facilities that have been recognized for their leadership in addressing safety and security issues as part of the 2017 National Sports Safety and Security Conference and Exhibition in July. This year’s theme is Building Resiliency in the Sports Safety and Security Industry.

“The Facility of Merit Award is to allow professional leagues, NCAA member institutions and marathon and endurance organizations to honor outstanding facilities that have gone above and beyond for their sports safety and security” Director Dr. Lou Marciani said. “These contributions involve enhancing safety and security at their venue beyond what is normally required, and setting an example for other facilities to follow.”

“This recognition places Bridgestone Arena one step closer to achieving our OneGOAL of becoming the number one sports and entertainment venue in the United States,” Nashville Predators President and CEO Sean Henry said. “We owe this honor in large part to our fans and partners with NHL security and MNPD, whose feedback has been the result of many of our most recent renovations and building enhancements.”

The National Hockey League Security Department selected Bridgestone Arena as its venue of the year for the 2016-17 season; each league or organization selects the criteria and makes the determination as to which facility will be recognized.

“Our team at Bridgestone Arena is honored to receive this prestigious award,” Director of Public Safety and Security Chad Ludkey said. “To be recognized by the NCS4 for our enhancements in safety and security is an accomplishment we hold high and take very seriously.”