Nashville business and civic leaders unveiled a campaign today to boost Nashville Predators ticket sales to area corporations with the goal of keeping the...

Nashville business and civic leaders unveiled a campaign today to boost Nashville Predators ticket sales to area corporations with the goal of keeping the Nashville Predators in town.

The Predators averaged more than 13,800 in paid attendance per game last season. If that number jumped to 14,000 or above next year, the team cannot exercise an out clause in its lease with the city. Owner Craig Leipold announced recently his intent to sell the team to Canadian businessman Jim Balsillie, leading to speculation that Balsillie is looking to move the franchise to Canada. That can only happen if the Predators don’t average 14,000 in paid attendance this year.

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The website for the coalition is www.ourteamnashville.com.