Hickory Hollow Home To New Practice Facility For Nashville Predators

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nashville predatorsHickory Hollow is projected to receive an economic boost soon. NHL team the Nashville Predators recently broke ground on a brand new practice facility in Hickory Hollow, located in Antioch, Tennessee, just south of Nashville. The area has struggled to bounce back from an economic slump, and community leaders hope that this new practice facility will assist in its revival. Those leaders, along with Nashville mayor Karl Dean, were on hand to break ground for the facility recently, using custom hockey sticks with shovel heads to do so.


Impressive Stats


The new two-story facility will cover 86,000 square feet and cost roughly $14 million to complete. The construction of the establishment brings with it plans to add other multi-use facilities. Not only will there be a practice rink for the Predators, but there will also be an additional rink for the community to use. Predators CEO Jeff Cogen has also stated that tournaments will be held at the facility, driving hockey fans to the area to stimulate the local economy and benefit local businesses. 


Other Improvements


In addition to the hockey facility, the city intends to build an expanded branch library, a new park, and a community center. The community center will include such amenities as a state of the art gym, a dance studio, and a walking track. Residents of the area are sure to find something there that appeals to them, and hopes are that the facility will attract members of other communities to visit as well.


A Growing Nashville


Mayor Karl Dean has said that he foresees the new mixed use area becoming “a hub of learning and recreation for residents in southeast Davidson County one of the fastest growing parts of our city.” Residents who fear that the city will take on a lot of debt to build and maintain the new practice facility need not worry. The Predators will contribute lease payments, and other savings through refinancing will offset the debt incurred. 

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The Scott Hamilton Skating Academy will use the rink as well. People need to start snagging property in this area while still affordable. I see Antioch taking similar steps as 12th South did in recent years. Propery value is expexted to sky rocket. After living in here my whole life, I would say if it's like everywhere in the County, Real Estate value will AT LEAST double in 5 years. This new endeavor will quickly start to attract the construction of new business complexes for a new economy. You'll start to see quaint restaurants open up to the demands of a new and improved community. Charming boutiques will then start to take root, scattered about the area. Antioch needed this in a bad way. Looks like it's going to pay off BIG time! Most of the money comes from private investors. But the predictably impressive rise of a new economy is the best reason that could be had for this endeavor.

Jul 05, 2014 03:34 AM