Kylie Wilkerson Named General Manager Of New F&M Bank Arena

Photo: Courtesy of the Nashville Predators

Sabertooth Sports & Entertainment LLC (SS&E) has named Kylie Wilkerson the General Manager of the new F&M Bank Arena.

“We are very excited to name Kylie Wilkerson as the first General Manager of F&M Bank Arena,” says Danny Butler, VP for Predators Holdings, LLC, parent company of SS&E, the Nashville Predators and Bridgestone Arena. “Kylie started with the organization 10 years ago and has grown to be one of our best young leaders. She will bring our ‘One Goal’ philosophy with her to Montgomery County, ensuring that F&M Bank Arena is managed and operated with the same core principles that we utilize at Bridgestone Arena and our Ford Ice Centers. We could not be more pleased that she has accepted this opportunity.”

Wilkerson has worked her way up through the Predators and Bridgestone Arena organizations starting as an intern in 2001 and serving as the Director of Event Services at Bridgestone Arena since February 2021.

“Great things are happening in Montgomery County, and I’m ecstatic to see the growth that will continue with the opening of F&M Bank Arena,” Wilkerson adds. “I’m counting down the days until we get to host our first Austin Peay basketball game, bring more events to Montgomery County and expand hockey into another community.”

The venue has  already began booking events for 2023 and will continue to add staff throughout the year. F&M Bank arena will also contain luxury suites, premium seating, private hospitality space, party rooms and common areas that will have full access to the arena bowl.

The Austin Peay men’s and women’s basketball teams will move their coaches’ offices and training facilities into F&M Bank Arena, which will also house their practice court.

The Montgomery County Arena will hold approximately 6,000 fans for concerts, 5,500 for basketball games and 5,000 for hockey games.

Steven Boero