Bridgestone Center unveils new audio upgrade


DATE:  November 2, 2006

NASHVILLE, Tennessee – Durrell Sports Audio Management of Nashville announced the $500,000 audio upgrade and seven year responsibility contract for the Bridgestone Center in Nashville, Tennessee. The new audio system includes twelve main cluster hangs within the bowl of D.A.S self powered. Aero 38 Line Arrays and Aero 218 hard mounted subs. Also included is a completely new audio control room using a Soundcraft MH-4 console with over 48 inputs, Audix wireless microphone systems, new compressors and distribution system. Durrell increased the GEC’s production capability and created a sound that is much more dynamic and clear to the 19,000 plus seats within the bowl.

The Bridgestone Center also is home to the Nashville Predators (NHL team) and Nashville Kats (AFL team). Both teams now enjoy concert quality audio with capabilities not available in the past.

“Were in Music City USA”, says Durrell president and founder John W. Horrell. “We wanted to design, install and be responsible for spectacular audio for Nashville’s number 1 concert destination.” “Having a long term RESPONSIBILITY to the Arena afford us the opportunity to provide services not available anywhere else and continue to make upgrades needed as time goes by.”

John Horrell is referring to the seven-year lease that Durrell & Horrell Leasing provides the GEC. “This agreement allowed the city to make major improvements without the worry of maintenance and yearly funding ancillary upgrades – these problems are Durrell’s, noted Horrell”

Other improvements include Concession/Suite/Lobby and Event Level amplifiers and mixers, along with rental Audio/Video equipment needed for meeting rooms and special facility rentals such as NCAA and NIT Basketball, CMA Awards Show and the Nashville Sports Authority meetings.

Durrell, L.L.C. is based out of Nashville and is located just three blocks up the street from the GEC. Durrell’s Pro Sports Audio Management division is responsible for some of the largest sound systems in the country, including: Cleveland Browns Stadium, Cincinnati Bengals Stadium (Paul Brown), Kansas City Chiefs Stadium (Arrowhead), Bristol Motor Speedway, Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Texas Motor Speedway, Kansas City Royals Stadium (Kauffman), and University of Nebraska Football Stadium.


Durrell Sports Management