Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena to Require COVID-19 Vaccination

Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena is the latest venue to require guests to have received the COVID-19 vaccine, or have a recent negative test, to enter their premises. The new policy goes into effect on October 2, and will remain in place at least until November 15.

“Throughout the pandemic we have been consistent in stating that the health and wellness of all arena guests, Predators fans, our employees, players and performers is our number one priority,” Sean Henry, President and CEO of Bridgestone Arena and the Nashville Predators, says (via The Tennessean). “Just two months ago we believed that we were returning to a sense of normalcy, but unfortunately, with the impact of the delta variant, that has not been the case. We are united with health care professionals in our belief that the only way to end this pandemic is to get more people vaccinated.”

According to the Bridgestone Arena’s website, “all guests aged 12 and older will be required to show proof of full COVID-19 vaccination or a negative COVID-19 PCR or antigen test to attend all Nashville Predators games and ticketed events held at the venue.”

In addition, face masks are being strongly recommended for all guests, except while actively eating or drinking.

The news comes as more and more restaurants and venues in and around Music City are also requiring proof of receiving the COVID-19 vaccine, or a negative test. Those places include The Basement and Basement East, City Winery, Five Guys and more.

In addition to Nashville Predators home games, upcoming shows at Bridgestone Arena include Alan Jackson, the Zac Brown Band, Chris Stapleton (two shows) and NEEDTOBREATHE. See a complete list of concerts and events, along with the venue’s detailed COVID-19 policy, at