Predators strike naming rights deal for Antioch rink development

The Nashville Predators desire to drive more people into hockey got a boost Tuesday from Mid-South Ford Dealers when the sides announced a naming rights agreement for the ice rinks currently under development at Global Mall at the Crossings.

An official name for the project being developed and will be released at a later date. The facility at the former Hickory Hollow Mall is scheduled to open in August.

From the naming rights agreement release:

The rinks will be a springboard for creating new fans, ensuring more and more kids have the opportunity to get a hockey stick in their hands at an early age, as well as contribute to economic development in Southeastern Davidson County.

“Like the Nashville Predators, the Mid-South Ford Dealers are known for their commitment to community development in Middle Tennessee, and that is what makes this the perfect partnership," Nashville Predators Executive Vice President Chris Parker said. “Partnering with a world-renowned corporation like Ford will only strengthen our efforts to grow hockey and the economy in the Nashville area, and it demonstrates their continued belief in our product and organization."