Nashville's Music City Center construction to impact parking at Predators games

A model of Nashville's new Music City Center (with green roof).

The Nashville Predators are trying to get the word out to fans that starting with tomorrow's home game against Colorado, the parking situation downtown will be impacted considerably by the construction of the Music City Center.

Follow after the jump for the complete text of the team's press release, which includes suggested alternatives to lots that will be closed...

In addition to what is noted below, through the month of May, Lot R at LP Field is open for free parking. You can then either take the pedestrian bridge across the Cumberland River to the arena, or catch a $3 (per person) shuttle.

For discounted tickets to any Nashville Predators home game, check out this special offer for OtF readers.

Beginning today, work on the Music City Center site will begin in phases. All parking lots presently owned by Metro within the boundaries of the site, will be permanently closed. The lot south of the Sommet Center between Demonbreun and Shirley/Franklin Street will remain open until further notice. The 16-acre site for the Music City Center is bordered by Demombreun on the north, Franklin/Shirley St. on the south, Fifth Ave. on the east, and Eighth Ave. on the west.

Alternate parking lots that are recommended for use during Sommet Center events include:

  • Main Library garage, located at Seventh Ave N. and Church St., ($4)
  • Pinnacle at Symphony Place garage, located at Third Ave. S. and Demonbreun St., ($10)

Entrances to the Main Library garage are located on Sixth and Seventh Avenues between Church and Commerce Streets. The entrance to the Pinnacle at Symphony Place garage is on Third Avenue between Symphony Place and Demonbreun. For easy access to the Pinnacle at Symphony garage and many other downtown garages, take the Shelby Street exit next to LP Field, take Korean Veterans Boulevard to Second or Third Avenues South and turn right.

Check out the available parking options for the Sommet Center and continue to visit www.parkitdowntown.com for the latest information on parking options and street closures. Search for your downtown destination and affordable parking alternatives by using the interactive map of downtown.

 Beginning February 8, portions of Demonbreun Street between Sixth and Eighth Avenues South will close temporarily to accommodate utility relocation. Other street closures planned during construction include:

  • Sixth Avenue South from Demonbreun to Shirley/Franklin Street
  • Seventh Avenue South from Demonbreun to Shirley/Franklin Street
  • Clark Place at Eighth Avenue South
  • Shirley/Franklin Street: Portions will be open to local traffic only. No through traffic.
  • Eastbound turning lane on Demonbreun between Fifth and Sixth avenue

Street closures may change frequently, so please continue to visit www.parkitdowntown.com and www.nashvillemusiccitycenter.com for parking and street closure updates. You can also check updates on Twitter (twitter.com/nashvillemcc) and on Facebook.

The new Music City Center, located adjacent to the Sommet Center on the south side of Demonbreun, will more than double the downtown meeting and exhibit space available in the current convention center. The center is scheduled for completion in 2013.

As people find good alternatives, please leave them in the comments below. I'll keep this post featured in the sidebar for future reference.

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