One of The Tennessean's most popular columnists, Gail Kerr, chimes in on the arena naming controversy. Personally, I think Nissan would be the ideal sponsor given their stature as a global company with US headquarters in nearby Franklin. So what would that lead to - Nissan Place?
I certainly disagree with the notion that it should permanently stay as "Nashville Arena". The naming rights fees (around $4 million annually) represent a crucial revenue stream for the Predators.
Then again, maybe David Freeman can negotiate something to resolve his tax lein - it could be called "IRS Headquarters", which would scare visiting opponents silly.