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Nashville would very much like to host an All-Star Game

Dec 16, 2011, 11:10 AM EDT

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Picture, if you will, an All-Star Game in the future that sees as many country music stars in the crowd as there are NHL stars on the ice.

That’s just what the folks in Nashville are hoping for after the Nashville Predators extended their naming rights to the Bridgestone Arena with Bridgestone Tires. With Bridgestone being one of the biggest NHL sponsors, getting a perk like hosting the league’s annual gathering of stars is something the Predators and Bridgestone are hoping will happen as Andy Humbles of The Tennessean shares.

“We’re going to do what we can to bring an all-star game here,” said Gary Garfield, chief executive officer of Bridgestone Americas.

Nashville has never hosted the All-Star Game and the biggest hockey event that’s taken place there would be the Predators reaching the second round of the playoffs last season. Nashville also hosted the NHL Draft in 2003.

  1. hulkhogan69 - Dec 16, 2011 at 11:21 AM

    It’s been nearly twenty years since MSG hosted a all-star game, get back there first,

  2. vshehane - Dec 16, 2011 at 11:25 AM

    Wooohoo! Everyone loves to come to Nashville. Nice weather, lots to see, reasonable prices and Southern hospitality. Perfect place to host the All Stars. Y’all come on down!

  3. govtminion - Dec 16, 2011 at 12:30 PM

    I’m all for it. If we’re having places like Carolina and even Atlanta host it, why not Nashville?

    That said, I’m not a fan of the All-Star game anyway (skills competition is cool though).

  4. lsxphotog - Dec 16, 2011 at 1:17 PM

    I’ve always enjoyed my trips to Nashville. This would be a great excuse to come back.

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