Preda­tors sign lease ex­ten­sion in Nashville

The Sudbury Star - - SPORTS -

The Nashville Preda­tors have agreed to a new 30-year lease deal that will help keep the fran­chise in Mu­sic City through 2049. The new deal will even­tu­ally end a Nashville city sub­sidy cost­ing Metro Nashville about US$3.5 mil­lion a year for arena main­te­nance and im­prove­ments. The Preda­tors will use money from sales and ticket taxes to pay those costs. Sean Henry, chief ex­ec­u­tive and pres­i­dent of the Preda­tors, also an­nounced the club plans to spend $350 mil­lion in ren­o­va­tions and main­te­nance to the arena dur­ing the next 20 years. The Ten­nessean re­ported the first phase of those ren­o­va­tions are sched­uled for 2021 and will add about 1,200 seats and a new press box.

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