Nissan Stadium, Bridgestone Arena have “high-level” food safety violations

Bridgestone Arena and the Nashville Predators typically receive rave reviews as one of the best sporting event venues in the country, but not this week.

ESPN recently published a food-safety inspection report of 111 professional sporting venues around the United States after gathering health inspection reports from 2016 and 2017.

Both of Nashville’s two professional sports venues ranked near the bottom of the report. Nissan Stadium, home of the Tennessee Titans ranked 95th of 111, 3rd worst of the 32 NFL venues. Bridgestone Arena, home of the Nashville Predators, ranked 92nd overall and 5th worst of the NHL arenas.

Below are the venue’s specific issues stated in the report.

ESPN’s report, by its own Outside the Lines team, found that 28-percent of the 111 venues had “high-level” violations. You can see the entire report here.

Nissan Stadium –¬†Tennessee Titans

Nissan Stadium Tennessee Titans
ESPN’s Outside the Lines

Bridgestone Arena – Nashville Predators

Bridgestone Arena Nashville Predators
ESPN’s Outside the Lines

In October of 2017, ESPN ranked the Nashville Predators as the Number 1 Pro Franchise in all of Sports. The atmosphere at Bridgestone Arena was a big factor into that honor for the Predators. In the same year, Bridgestone was named the Arena of the Year by the International Entertainment Buyers Association (IEBA) during 2017 Industry Awards.

Nissan Stadium has not had the same type of positive reputation as it’s cross-river venue. In April of 2017 the stadium’s concession vendor was fired. The health inspection violations came both before and after the change in concession vendor.


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