Despite "no comment" responses from officials with both the Nashville Predators and Bridgestone about a potential arena naming rights deal in the making (as reported by Brandon Gee at the Nashville Business Journal earlier today), evidence continues to mount that Bridgestone will indeed take over as the naming sponsor for the Predators' arena (currently the Sommet Center) in the near future.
CoolSprings.com, which first broke this story last Friday, posted a series of internet domain registrations that have been made in recent weeks by Bridgestone, presumably reserving them for use relative to a new arena name. Over a dozen variations of "Bridgestone", "BridgestoneTire", "Arena", "Center", and "Centre" were all created and reserved by Bridgestone Americas Holding, Inc. at the end of last month.
It's understandable that the official parties involved can't say anything until all the i's are dotted and the t's crossed, but all signs point to a very positive development for the Nashville Predators here.
I checked a few other variations, and "Place" is also another word they've reserved. "Bridgestone Place", perhaps? "FirestoneArena.com" is not registered, so it doesn't appear that Firestone is likely to be part of the name.
What variations can you come up with that make sense here?