Bridgestone Arena recovering from major flooding

After weekend cancellations, plan to reopen for Preds Tuesday and Maren Morris Friday
Flooded Store

Several inches of water were on the floor of stores- NC5

NASHVILLE, Tennessee (WDEF) – After cancelling two hockey games over the weekend, the Bridgestone Arena is hoping to re-open in time for the Predators contest Tuesday night.

And they expect to have the Maren Moris show as scheduled on Friday.

The arena in Nashville suffered flooding from a major water main break last Friday.

Officials say a ten inch water line cracked.

Employees found several inches of water in the Predators store on the ground floor when they came in to work.

Since then, crews have been working hard to dry the venue out.

They pumped the water out over the weekend and are now pumping outdoor air in to dry it all out.

HVAC units now line Sixth Avenue to do the job.

Crews are also taking down some walls and removing some ceiling tiles to improve the ventilation.

Predators President Sean Henry posted Monday afternoon “Thanks to the incredible work of each of our employees, the City of Nashville and the Mayor’s Office, and countless public agencies and business partners, we can play hockey on Tuesday and host a Maren Morris concert this Friday.

“In fact, we look forward to hosting 17,159 of Smashvillle’s greatest hockey fans for our game with the Anaheim Ducks tomorrow night. The complete restoration of Bridgestone Arena may take months, but most fan-facing amenities will be functional for the events this week and we thank our guests for their patience during the restoration process. We are asking each of our event attendees to share any concerns they may have with our guest services team. We are confident everyone coming to the game tomorrow will have a great time cheering on the Preds!”

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