Preds to file Sommet Center lease

Friday, February 29, 2008 at 2:34pm

The Nashville Predators hammered out the final details of their Sommet Center lease with Metro and were scheduled to file it Friday with the Metro Sports Authority, Kevin Lavender, the authority’s chairman, confirmed to The City Paper.

The lease will need the authority’s approval. Its members will meet Tuesday to review the lease but may not approve it at that meeting, Lavender said.

“We’ll do our [best] to get the Sports Authority members the lease this weekend,” Lavender said. “To be honest, I doubt we’ll be able to vote on it on Tuesday. I suspect I will call a meeting later in the week.

“I’ll be anxious to see how far the document goes based on what we agreed on last year,” he said.

The new Predators local ownership group, led by David Freeman, agreed in principal with Mayor Karl Dean and the Sports Authority on the Sommet Center lease changes last December.

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By: gdiafante on 12/31/69 at 7:00

It's about time.

By: NewYorker1 on 12/31/69 at 7:00

Damn! Can the Predators please go to another city? WE DON'T WANT YOU HERE.

By: gdiafante on 12/31/69 at 7:00

You have it backwards, we don't want YOU here. Paris is calling.chop chop

By: courier37027 on 12/31/69 at 7:00

How did the Sommet Center find open dates for hockey? When this arena was built taxpayers were told that concerts, basketball games and trade shows would mean Billy Joel would learn the traingle offense. Bill Goodman and his gun show would learn zone defense. Revenue would be so great our property taxes would virtually disappear.

By: idgaf on 12/31/69 at 7:00

It was makeing money before the preds came.

By: nashbeck on 12/31/69 at 7:00

newyorker1, hush. puppy. idgaf, everyone knows that is completely false.

By: OneTimer on 12/31/69 at 7:00

Something to complain about guys. Twas a good day for you all.

By: idgaf on 12/31/69 at 7:00

do your research beck

By: nashbeck on 12/31/69 at 7:00

idgaf, if you don't like the Predators, you have every right not to. For Nashville as a whole, you simply cannot say that the Predators don't benefit Nashville. Why would our mayor and council want them to stay?? We, the tax-payers, were going to have to pay a large amount for maintenance of the Sommet Center if the Predators left, so why not have a team that brings thousands to our downtown 40+ nights of the year??? Go NASHVILLE Predators!!