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Bridgestone Arena to undergo multi-million dollar facelift

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. -

With the grand opening of the new Music City Center just weeks away, its nearby neighbor, the Bridgestone Arena will soon undergo a multi-million dollar facelift.

The Nashville Sport's Authority approved the renovations, which includes a restaurant, patio area, an expanding outside concourse and a wrap around video screen, on Thursday.

"So what we'll be able to do is create a new plaza.  We'll be able to do a lot of indoor, outdoor activities, band stage [and] post-game interviews [and] have fun with all the conventions going on," Nashville Predators President Sean Henry said.

Henry continued, "Just bring a lot of life a lot of personality with the new video board that's over there. I foresee us closing down the streets for festivals, closing it for hockey games, for concerts [and other] large events [such as] the Women's Final Four and the SEC basketball tournament."

Construction is expected to begin immediately and will be completed in October.

The money for the $7 million project is said to be coming from the overall Convention Center budget and the Predators.

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