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Bridgestone Americas Renews Naming Rights For Preds' Arena

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 12 / 13 / 17

Bridgestone Americas has renewed its naming rights for Bridgestone Arena through at least '25, "further deepening the global tiremaker's investment in Nashville's downtown." Bridgestone Americas CEO Gordon Knapp said that "he 'would be surprised' if a contract with the arena was not renewed b...

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