The Nashville Predators broke ground on a new ice center in Bellevue Friday afternoon.
The groundbreaking ceremony was held at One Bellevue Place located at 8119 Sawyer Brown Road beginning at 2 p.m.
“When we got together to decide what we’re doing to help the community and also grow the Predators, it’s always been important to us to do more than just win games and to touch the community,” said Preds’ President and CEO Sean Henry.
Nashville Mayor David Briley, Vice-Mayor Sheri Weiner, Preds’ President and CEO Sean Henry and Pete Weber – the voice of the Predators all spoke at the event.
“I think as Sean Henry said as soon as we open this we’ll need another one already because there just so much demand for ice in the community for kids to play hockey and have time to skate,” Mayor Briley said.
The new center is expected to open next summer.