NHL Arenas: Ranking the Central Division Teams’ Homes

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Feb 28, 2015; Nashville, TN, USA; General view of Bridgestone Arena prior to the Detroit Red Wings game against the Nashville Predators. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Central Division Arena #2: Bridgestone Arena (Nashville Predators)

After the combination of traditional and modern, we are moving on to 100 percent modern. Looking for NHL arenas that scream 21st century? Don’t look past the Nashville Predators’ Bridgestone Arena — at least not past its front. Which is surprising, because it’s the second-oldest building on this list (right after Scottrade Center), completed and opened in 1996.

The arena has a modern window front, just like the past four do. However, Bridgestone Arena also has a very interesting roof that makes the entire building look about 200 percent more futuristic. It looks a little bit like a U.F.O. that landed on top of a hockey rink and was just left there. Especially when it’s night time and the roof lights are turned on.

It’s all personal preference, but I’m someone who enjoys modern and unique architecture, which is definitely present in Nashville. That said, it is finally time for the Central Division’s No. 1 arena.

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