The Nashville Predators have teamed up with a new Ticketmaster resale program aimed toward people in and around the Nashville area.
This new ticket resale marketplace, which was announced on the same day the NHL schedule was released, was created in an attempt to bring in as many local fans as possible. According to the Tennessean, the Predators have been trying to keep opposing fans out of Bridgestone Arena for years by not releasing general public tickets until the last minute or by restricting purchases outside of the arena.
Through this marketplace, fans will be able to resell tickets if they choose through their My Smashville Tix account. Tickets will only be resold to people within the television viewing area.
“This change will offer the greatest opportunity for our citizens to resell tickets while ensuring Smashville stays gold,” the team said in a statement.
Fans can now view, manage, and purchase tickets via My Smashville Tix for Nashville Predators games or other events at the Bridgestone Arena. Last season, the team kicked-off a mobile-only entry into the arena, which means fans could access tickets through the NHL app. Their move toward mobile ticketing, as well as a new resale program, has mimicked actions of other teams within the league.
This season, the Predators will take on Minnesota Wild on October 3, followed by games against teams like Detroit Red Wings, San Jose Sharks, and Washington Capitals later in the month.