So long to the Sommet…

Gaylord Entertainment Center, Nashville Arena, Sommet Center… it’s all home to the Cellblock.

According to the Predators, it looks like another new name is on the horizon:

NASHVILLE HOCKEY CLUB TERMINATES NAMING RIGHTS AGREEMENT WITH SOMMET GROUP AND FILES BREACH OF CONTRACT SUIT AGAINST SOMMET GROUP

Nashville, Tenn. (November 25, 2009)Nashville Hockey Club Limited Partnership today announced that it has terminated its naming rights agreement with Sommet Group of Tennessee f/k/a Sommet Group, LLC (“Sommet”), and has filed suit in the Chancery Court for Davidson County, Tennessee, against Sommet stemming from Sommet’s failure to fulfil its naming rights payment obligations under that agreement. This is the last year of a three year naming rights agreement that the two companies entered into in 2007.

“We have reluctantly terminated our relationship with Sommet Group,” Nashville Predators President of Business Operations, Ed Lang said. “For months, Sommet Group has not met its payment obligations under our naming rights agreement.  We repeatedly reached out to Sommet Group and sought its compliance with these obligations.  Unfortunately, Sommet Group did not do so, or give us any indication that it would.  We regret that Sommet Group left us no alternative but to terminate the agreement and seek legal redress.”

Our intention is to present a proposal for a new name to the Sports Authority in the coming weeks.

If it’s not one thing, it’s ten.  One of these days this franchise will be able to focus on hockey.