Its time Nashville Sports Council, The Tennessean, local media and Middle Tennessee to stand up and show some appreciation to the #1 Draw in attendance for a professional sports team in Nashville. With a projected paid attendance of 14,300 fans per game, the Predators will have put 600,600 paying fans in seats at the end of this regular hockey season. Compare that to the sellout 8 games at 68,798 or 550,384 fans that showed up for the Titans regular season games and the Preds come out on top by over 50,00 paying fans. The potential is also there to draw 100,000 more fans into the arena each season by reaching max attendance. With that kind economic impact, it’s clear that Nashville needs the Predators Downtown. And what good for Nashville is good for our local businesses, media and government? So I challenge the Local Media, Papers and Politicians to stand up and start leading the cheers. Start supporting rink improvements, Start providing extra media coverage, stir up the fan base in Middle Tennessee and show some love for the #1 Fan drawing, professional sports team in Tennessee and more importantly Nashville.