On February 26th, 2022, skates will meet the gridiron. The Nashville Predators will host the Tampa Bay Lightning at Nissan Stadium, the home of the Tennessee Titans, for the season’s Navy Federal Credit Union Stadium Series outdoor game.
The 2022 NHL Stadium Series is coming to SMASHVILLE!
— Nashville Predators (@PredsNHL) June 28, 2021
There will be three outdoor games during the 2021-22 NHL season: Winter Classic in Minnesota, Stadium Series in Nashville and a Heritage Classic game at TBD in Canada.
— Chris Johnston (@reporterchris) June 28, 2021
It will be the team’s second opportunity to play in an annual outdoor game. The first came in 2020 when Nashville battled the Dallas Stars in the NHL’s Bridgestone Winter Classic. It holds the second-highest attendance total in NHL history. The Preds and their fans are hoping this outdoor game will go a little bit better for them.
Looking back at 2020, we can’t forget how it all started.
85,630 hockey fans at the 2020 Winter Classic. The second-largest attendance in league history. 💥🏒 pic.twitter.com/TToXFfUVOG
— NHL on NBC Sports (@NHLonNBCSports) December 31, 2020
The league knows that Nashville loves their hockey, so they are giving them another special opportunity. With this opportunity, another chance for an alternate jersey also arises for Nashville. Nothing is confirmed yet, so we will have to wait and see. Regardless, some new Preds threads could certainly be exciting for the fans to go along with this experience.
Nissan Stadium will be the fifth NFL venue to have an NHL Stadium Series game come to town. More ticket information to come in the future.
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