Nashville Predators announce fans won't have to be vaccinated starting Nov. 13

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Beginning Nov. 13, those attending Nashville Predators games at Bridgestone Arena no longer will have to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative test, the team announced Wednesday as part of its protocol update.

Those protocols are subject to change, and masks "remain strongly recommended," the team said.

Other events held at Bridgestone will follow the same guidelines unless a tour or event has differing protocols.

“We are encouraged that the data trends are moving briskly in a positive direction," Predators president and CEO of Bridgestone Sean Henry said. "Today’s announcement is consistent with our original intention to update our protocols as case counts and transmission levels evolved.”

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The changes come in wake of transmission of the virus being down.

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For those who aren't vaccinated but wish to be, the Predators and Bridgestone Arena will continue to work with the health department and offer free COVID shots at the arena in connection with every event. People also can get their shots at Ford Ice Centers in Antioch and Bellevue every other Saturday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

The Predators' sellout streak at Bridgestone Arena ended last week at 192 games.

Reach Paul Skrbina at pskrbina@tennessean.com and follow him on Twitter @PaulSkrbina.

This article originally appeared on Nashville Tennessean: Nashville Predators to lift COVID-19 vaccine, test rule for fans