Nashville Arena now named the Sommet Center

Predators and Powers Management owner Craig Leipold announced Friday that the
Middle Tennessee-based Sommet Group has entered into a multi-year naming-rights
partnership with the Predators and Powers Management. Effective
immediately, the Nashville Arena will be known as “The Sommet Center.”
The partnership includes a prominent arena facade, branding and a suite.

(pronounced So-may) is an established collection of companies whose purpose is
to relieve small and medium-sized businesses throughout the

United States
of their non-revenue generating business functions such as human resources
administration, payroll processing, insurance and risk management, tailored
benefits programs, information technology consulting and customized software

Group has shown tremendous faith in the Predators organization and is leading
the rally in the business community to support this team and this building,”
said Leipold.

partnership gives Sommet Group prominent signage inside and outside the arena
and a variety of business development opportunities. Terms of the agreement
were not disclosed. The Sommet Group and the Predators will also create a
community-based initiative through the Predators Foundation that will both
improve technology in underserved communities and schools, and which will place
internet-ready computers in kiosks at nursing homes so that residents can stay
in close touch with their families.

“In its
first year as a sponsor, Sommet Group saw first-hand the value that the
Predators can deliver to the companies business-to-business strategies and
became the Predators first title partner for the playoffs in 2007,” said
Nashville Predators Executive Vice President of Business Affairs Steve
Violetta. “Now the two successful organizations will be branded together
through a variety of promotional and communications vehicles, and will continue
to maximize the value that Sommet receives with a multi-year naming-rights

Group Managing Parnter Brian Whitfield and Leipold unveiled the arena’s new
logo and signage. The
Center name will be affixed to the exterior of the
building and will be visible on the Broadway side of the Center to all visitors
of downtown

In addition to interior and exterior signage,

visitors will notice in-arena branding on the building’s marquees and in-arena
graphics on the building’s new jumbotron, which will debut in September.

Nashville Predators mean a lot to me and my family. We were instantly drawn to
the fast pace of their game, to the dynamic personalities of the players and to
the bold vision of the city in building this venue. Words can barely express
how thrilled I am that our company’s name is associated with this distinctive
landmark – the


Center,” said Whitfield.
“The word ‘sommet’ means ‘summit.’ This beautiful building that has welcomed
more than 10 million guests as home to the Predators, Nashville Kats and
hundreds of entertainment and civic events certainly deserves the title of “The
Summit”. The Sommet Group is honored to be included in this great tradition.”

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