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Airport Authority and Nashville Predators to Host Preds Day at Nashville International Airport on Oct. 4

NASHVILLE - To kick off the start of the National Hockey League (NHL) season, the Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority (MNAA) and the Nashville Predators are hosting Preds Day at Nashville International Airport (BNA) on Oct. 4.

“We are always looking for ways to surprise and delight our passengers, business partners and employees, and Preds Day is another example of doing just that - what we call the Nashville Airports Experience,” Rob Wigington, president and CEO of the MNAA, said.  “The Nashville Predators are iconic to our city, and we are excited to help them launch their upcoming season and look forward to partnering with them on more events in the future.”

“We’re thrilled to expand our tremendously popular Preds Pride initiative and get the season off to a flying start with our friends at Nashville International Airport,” Chris Parker, executive vice president of the Nashville Predators, said. “This partnership extends the reach of Smashville beyond downtown and Bridgestone Arena to our fans traveling to and from Nashville, as well as visitors who are being introduced to the Smashville culture for the first time.  Through special player announcements, prizes giveaways, promotions and appearances from Gnash, we hope to welcome fans to Nashville and entice them to come experience a Nashville Predators game live at Bridgestone Arena.”

Highlights include:
• Nashville Predators’ mascot, Gnash, and the Nashville Predators Energy Team will be on hand from 6 a.m. – 8 a.m.*
• Kids knee hockey rink*
• Prize giveaways and promotions*
• Debut of Nashville Predators’ players and coach BNA public service announcements

*Events will take place on C Concourse, past the security checkpoint.

About the Nashville Predators
The 2013-14 season kicks off tomorrow night, Oct. 3, as the Nashville Predators open with the first of back-to-back road games against St. Louis and Colorado respectively.  All games will broadcast locally on flagship stations FOX Sports Tennessee (1675 HD, 28 SD) and 102.5 FM The Game.
The Predators open their 2013-14 home slate against the Minnesota Wild on Tuesday, Oct. 8, in the first of a five-game homestand at Bridgestone Arena. The fun begins around 4 p.m. with a gold carpet entrance for all Nashville Predators players, coaches and broadcasters. Directly following the Smashville-style entrance is a plaza party with live music, inflatable games, visits from Gnash and the Nashville Predators Energy Team and more. Limited tickets are still available; secure your seats today at, the Bridgestone Arena Box Office or by calling 615-770-7800.