The Nashville Predators are a professional ice hockey team based in Nashville, Tennessee. They are members of the Central Division of the Western Conference of the National Hockey League; the Predators' television broadcasting rights are held by Fox Sports Tennessee, whereas radio broadcasting rights are held by WPRT-FM. The Predators have played their home games at Bridgestone Arena since 1998; the club was founded in 1998. After five seasons, the Predators qualified for their first Stanley Cup playoffs during the 2003–04 season. In 2008, ownership of the club was transferred from Leipold to a locally based ownership group; the Predators advanced to their first Stanley Cup Finals in 2017, but were defeated by the Pittsburgh Penguins in six games. In the following season, the Predators won their first Presidents' Trophy and Central Division title; the Predators are presently affiliated with one minor league team, the Milwaukee Admirals of the American Hockey League. In late 1995, rumors began to circulate that the New Jersey Devils would be relocating to the planned Nashville Arena.
Nashville offered a $20 million relocation bonus to any team that would relocate, the Devils attempted to terminate their lease with the NJSEA before restructuring it to stay in New Jersey. After the attempt to get the Devils, NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman stated Nashville would be considered in upcoming expansion; the arena was opened in 1996, after an attempt to bring the National Basketball Association's Sacramento Kings did not materialize, the city instead went after a hockey team. In January 1997, a group led by Wisconsin businessman Craig Leipold made a formal presentation before the NHL requesting an expansion franchise; when Bettman and league officials visited Nashville to tour the arena, thousands gathered on the arena plaza to greet them. In June, the league granted conditional franchises to Nashville, Ohio and Minneapolis–Saint Paul; the Nashville team would be scheduled to begin play in 1998 if they met the NHL requirement of selling 12,000 season tickets before March 31, 1998.
Of the four cities, Nashville was the only one with a completed arena and therefore began play first. One month Leipold named former Washington Capitals general manager David Poile as the franchise's first general manager. Portland Pirates' head coach Barry Trotz was named the franchise's first head coach on August 6. On September 25, 1997, Leipold and team president Jack Diller held a press conference where they unveiled the franchise's new logo, a saber-toothed cat; the logo was a reference to a partial Smilodon skeleton found beneath downtown Nashville in 1971 during construction of the First American National Bank building, now the UBS Tower. Once the logo was unveiled, the franchise held a vote among fans to choose a name. Three candidates were culled from 75: "Ice Tigers," "Fury" and "Attack." Leipold added his own submission to the vote, "Predators." On November 13, Leipold revealed at a press conference that his submission had won out and that the new franchise would be known as the "Nashville Predators."When awarded a franchise, the city of Nashville paid 31.50% of the $80 million fee to join the league.
The city has engaged an affiliate of the team to operate the arena, that agreement protects the city against annual arena operating losses over $3.8 million. The $15 million payroll of the team was the lowest of the NHL; the Predators began play during the 1998–99 season, taking to the ice for the first time on October 10, 1998, where they lost 1–0 at home to the Florida Panthers. It was the only sold out game of the Predators' first five bouts in Nashville. Three nights on October 13, they defeated the Carolina Hurricanes 3–2 for their first win. Forward Andrew Brunette scored the first goal; the Predators, in their first year of existence, finished second-to-last in the Western Conference with a 28–47–7 record. In the 1999–2000 season, the Predators finished with a similar record to the previous season, finished last in the Western Conference behind the Calgary Flames. However, during a game versus the New York Islanders on February 20, 2000, the Predators scored four goals in 3 minutes and 38 seconds.
To begin the 2000–01 season, the Predators played two games in Japan against the Pittsburgh Penguins. Each team won a game in front of the largest crowds to see a hockey game in Japan. Backed by the goaltending duo of Mike Dunham and Tomas Vokoun, Nashville finished the season in tenth place in the Western Conference, ten points out of a playoff spot with a total of 80 total points. During the 2001–02 season, the Predators recorded their 100th victory on December 6, 2001. With that win, Nashville became the second-fastest expansion team of the 1990s to reach the 100-win plateau. In the 2002–03 season, head coach Barry Trotz broke the record for most games coached by the original coach of an expansion team; the club had failed to qualify for the Stanley Cup playoffs for their first five years as a franchise. However, in the 2003–04 season, the Predators finished eighth in the Western Conference, qualifying for their first post-season berth; the Predators were eliminated by the Detroit Red Wings in six games in the first round of the 2004 Stanley Cup playoffs.
The following 2004–05 season was wiped out by a labor dispute between NHL owners and players. In the 2005–06 season, the Predators set an NHL record by winning their first four games by one goal each, they became only the fourth NHL franchise to start the season 8–0.
Hee Haw was an American television variety show featuring country music and humor with the fictional rural "Kornfield Kounty" as a backdrop. It aired first-run on CBS from 1969 to 1971, in syndication from 1971 to 1993, on TNN from 1996 to 1997. RFD-TV began airing reruns in 2008, where it remains; the show was inspired by Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In, the major difference being that Hee Haw was far less topical, was centered on country music and rural culture. Hosted by country music artists Buck Owens and Roy Clark for most of its run, the show was well known for its voluptuous, scantily clad women in stereotypical farmer's daughter outfits and country-style minidresses, its corn pone humor. Hee Haw's appeal, was not limited to a rural audience, it was successful in all of the major markets, including New York, Los Angeles and Chicago. Other niche programs such as The Lawrence Welk Show and Soul Train rose to prominence in syndication during the era. Like Laugh-In, the show minimized production costs by taping all of the recurring sketches for a season in batches, setting up for the Cornfield one day, the Joke Fence on another day, etc.
At the height of its popularity, an entire season's worth of shows would be taped in two separate week-long sessions individual shows were assembled from edited sections. Only musical performances were taped with a live audience; the series was taped for the CBS Television Network at its station affiliate WLAC-TV in downtown Nashville, at Opryland USA in the Donelson area of Nashville. The show was produced by Yongestreet Productions through the mid-1980s; the show's name was coined by show business talent manager and producer Bernie Brillstein and derives from a common English onomatopoeia used to describe the braying sound that a donkey makes. After 25 seasons, the series ended its run in June 1993, where it was soon picked up by TNN for reruns. TNN would order an additional season of first-run episodes, beginning November 23, 1996; the show ended for good on December 27, 1997. Hee Haw's creators, Frank Peppiatt and John Aylesworth, were both Canadian-born writers who had extensive experience in writing for variety shows.
Inspired by the massive success of rural sitcoms of the 1960s on CBS, Peppiatt and Aylesworth sought to capitalize on that by creating a variety show that catered to the same audience, this despite neither one having a firm grasp on rural comedy. Its two hosts represented both sides in a divide in country/western music at the time: Buck Owens was the prominent architect of the California-based Bakersfield sound and one of the biggest country hitmakers of the 1960's. Roy Clark, who had worked in Washington, D. C. and Las Vegas, was a stalwart of Nashville's Music Row known for his skill at mixing music and comedy onstage. Peppiatt and Aylesworth brought on two fellow Canadian writers with more experience in rural humor, Gordie Tapp and Don Harron, who appeared in the recurring role of "Charlie Farquharson," the rural anchorman for station KORN; the producers scored a country comedy expert familiar to rural audiences in Archie Campbell, who co-starred and wrote much of the jokes and skits, along with Tapp, George Yanok and comedian Jack Burns in the first season.
Hee Haw premiered on CBS as a summer 1969 replacement for The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour. Though the show had respectable ratings, it was dropped in July 1971 by CBS as part of the so-called "Rural Purge"; the success of Hee Haw and other country-themed shows was the source of a heated dispute in CBS's corporate offices. Silverman's view won out, CBS canceled the rural shows in summer 1971. Undaunted, the producers put together a syndication deal for the show, which continued in the same format for the rest of its run. Peppiatt and Aylesworth's company, Yongestreet Productions maintained ownership of the series. During the show's peak in popularity, Hee Haw competed in syndication against The Lawrence Welk Show, a long-running ABC program, canceled in 1971 in an attempt to purge the networks of older demographic-leaning programs. Like Hee Haw, Lawrence Welk was picked up for syndication in the fall of 1971, there were some markets where the same station aired both programs. Welk and Hee Haw competed against another music-oriented niche program that moved to syndication in 1971: Soul Train, a black-oriented program that went on to a long run in syndication.
In 1981, Yongestreet was acquired by Gaylord Entertainment. Mirroring the long downward trend in the popularity of variety show
Six Flags Fiesta Texas
Six Flags Fiesta Texas Fiesta Texas, is a theme park located in La Cantera, San Antonio, Texas. It is operated by Six Flags; the park was built by Gaylord Entertainment Company and opened on March 14, 1992 as the first business in the district of San Antonio. The park was purchased by Time Warner in 1996, who turned it into a Six Flags park. Spanning 200 acres, the park was built to become a destination performance arts park with its focus on the musical culture of the state of Texas; the park's current icon is Scream which can be seen from all around the park as well as outside the property. The vibrant colors of Scream can be seen from the intersection of Loop 1604 and Interstate 10, as well as miles away from Six Flags Fiesta Texas. Most of the other attractions at the park are hidden due to the park being surrounded by a rock quarry wall, but some key visible rides include the SkyScreamer, the Crow's Nest Ferris wheel in Fiesta Bay Boardwalk, the lift hill of Superman: Krypton Coaster and the lift hill of Iron Rattler.
Before Six Flags Fiesta Texas opened in 1992, the park used to be the site of a limestone quarry created in 1934. The portion where Fiesta Texas is located was depleted in 1988 and the land was available for development. A development team consisted of property owner USAA Real Estate Company, a subsidiary of the USAA insurance company and Gaylord Entertainment Company, a company which owned Opryland USA, a theme park in Nashville, Tennessee; when the initial ownership group began investigating a possible major theme park development in San Antonio, they faced significant competition in the Texas market. There were established Six Flags parks in Arlington and Houston. Based on the competition, the development team believed the opportunity in San Antonio was there and that the stable, slow growth direction of the theme park industry in the U. S. was in their favor. The concept plan and master plan were developed by FORREC International based in Toronto. FORREC handed over detailed design of the project to San Antonio-based architecture and engineering groups: Benham/Jones Kell and Pape Dawson.
Actual construction of the theme park took 23 months, running from early 1990 to the park's opening in March 1992. Construction of the theme park was overseen by a joint venture of two general contractors, Lyda Inc. of San Antonio and Manhattan Construction Company of Tulsa, Oklahoma. The park had four theme sections. In its third season, 1994, Fiesta Texas added a new themed area, Fiesta Bay Boardwalk, with multiple new rides and attractions including a Ferris wheel, swinging ship, a roller skating pavilion. Time Warner took over management and operations of Fiesta Texas in 1996 and added the Six Flags name to the park, while USAA remained as the sole owner. Premier Parks, which acquired the Six Flags theme park chain from Time Warner, purchased Fiesta Texas from USAA in October 1998. In 1999, Fiesta Texas saw the biggest expansion in park history with more than 10 new rides and water rides, as well a rename of the water park to Armadillo Beach. With the infusion of new rides, the park saw its annual attendance increase by more than one million visitors.
In 1999, Six Flags Fiesta Texas was awarded Amusement Today's Golden Ticket Award for Best Shows in the theme park industry. The park continued to receive the award every year until 2008. Six Flags Fiesta Texas announced the rename and expansion to its water park to White Water Bay in 2006, with the water park's largest expansion; the Six Flags company began the process of removing licensed theming company wide across its theme parks from attractions that the park had built in previous years. Six Flags Fiesta Texas had to rename and retheme seven rides as well as the kids theme area from Wiggles World to Kidzopolis, all in time for the 2011 season. In 2019, the park will begin. Before 2019, Fiesta Texas and Six Flags Fiesta Texas both ran their operating seasons from March to the end of the year. For the first time since 1994, Six Flags Fiesta Texas will be opening up its sixth new theme area to the park, DC Universe, which will include most of the established DC Comics themed rides, along with the new ride to the park, The Joker Carnival of Chaos in 2019.
Six Flags Fiesta Texas is divided into five themed areas along with an adjacent water park, White Water Bay. Los Festivales is a theme area. Park goers will see Goliath upon entering Fiesta Texas; the area is home to another ride, Boomerang, the centerpiece attraction at the park. Los Festivales is home to Teatro Fiesta and Zaragoza Theatre. Zaragoza Theatre is known for the park's most popular show during the summer months, Creature Feature during Fright Fest and The Majesty Of Christmas during Holiday in the Park. Goliath, added in 2008, is the newest ride to the area. Los Festivales is home to one sit down restaurant that caters to the area during certain events, La Cantina. Crackaxle Canyon is theme to a 1920s boomtown. Crackaxle Canyon can be entered from Los Spassburg; the area is home to Iron Rattler, the tallest roller coaster in the park as well as six other attractions such as Road Runner Express and The Gully Washer. Crackaxle Canyon is home to Lone Star Lil's Amphitheater and Sundance Theatre.
The Lone Star Lil's Amphitheater is known for Mayor Slayer's Monster Mash Bash, a show during Fright Fest and a host site to watch the end of the day fireworks during the summ
Opryland USA was an amusement park in suburban Nashville, Tennessee. It operated seasonally from 1972 to 1997, for a special Christmas-themed engagement every December from 1993 to 1997. During the late 1980s, nearly 2.5 million people visited the park annually. Billed as the "Home of American Music," Opryland USA featured a large number of musical shows along with typical amusement park rides such as roller coasters and the like; the genesis for a theme park in Nashville was the desire for a new, permanent and more modern home for the long-running Grand Ole Opry radio program. The Ryman Auditorium, its home since 1943, was beginning to suffer from disrepair as the downtown neighborhood around it was falling victim to increasing urban decay. Despite these shortcomings, the show's popularity was increasing and its weekly crowds were outgrowing the 3,000-seat venue. Organizers were seeking to build a new air-conditioned venue with a greater capacity and ample parking in a then-rural area of town, providing visitors a safer and more enjoyable experience.
WSM, Inc. the operator of WSM-AM-FM-TV and the Opry, purchased a large tract of riverside land owned by a local sausage manufacturer in the Pennington Bend area of Nashville, adjacent to the newly constructed Briley Parkway. The new Opry venue was to be the centerpiece of a grand entertainment complex at that location, which would come to include the theme park and a large hotel/convention center; the theme park opened to the public on May 27, 1972, well ahead of the Grand Ole Opry House, which debuted nearly two years on March 16, 1974. The park was named for WSM disc jockey Grant Turner's early morning show, "Opryland USA", itself a nod to the stars of the Grand Ole Opry. However, despite the obvious connection to country music, the park's overall theme was American music in general. Opryland's focus was more on its musical productions rather than other attractions; as such, it was billed as a "showpark", not an "amusement park" or "theme park" in its early days. Major thrill rides at the park's opening included the "Timber Topper" roller coaster and "Flume Zoom" log flume.
In the fourth season in 1975, Opryland expanded for the first time. The "State Fair" area was constructed on land occupied by the park's buffalo exhibit; the new expansion featured a large selection of carnival games, as well as the Wabash Cannonball roller coaster, Country Bumpkin Bump Cars, Tennessee Waltz swings. However, shortly before opening for the season, the park fell victim to a large flood of the Cumberland River that covered most of the park and was as deep as sixteen feet in some locations; the park's opening was delayed by a month and several animals in the petting zoo were killed by the floodwaters. Opryland became successful during the mid-1970s, by the 1977 season the park was drawing nearly 2 million guests annually, the preponderance of which were from Tennessee and adjoining states; the park drew upon the continued appeal of the Opry show itself to Southern and Midwestern country music fans elsewhere, who brought their families for a several-days' vacation in Nashville. The nearest theme parks comparable to Opryland were four to six hours away, in places such as Cincinnati, St. Louis, Atlanta.
Attendance continued to climb into the 1980s. In 1977, Opryland Hotel, a large resort-style hotel, was built next door to the park, has expanded several times to become the largest hotel in the world not attached to a casino. In 1979, Opryland added the Roy Acuff Theater, named after the beloved traditional country singer and pillar of the Opry, next door to the Grand Ole Opry House in the Plaza area, it was used for the theme park's premier musical production. Because the theater was placed outside the park gates, tickets to the theme park were not required to attend shows at the Acuff. However, shows at this venue required a separately-purchased ticket; this allowed the general public to attend shows at the Acuff without having to pay for park admission, like the Opry itself. Beginning in 1980, Houston-based insurer American General began purchasing blocks of NLT stock becoming NLT's largest shareholder and setting the stage for an outright takeover. However, American General was not interested in NLT's non-insurance businesses and opted to sell off the WSM division, which included WSM-AM-FM-TV, The Nashville Network, the Grand Ole Opry, the then-decrepit Ryman Auditorium, Opryland Hotel, Opryland USA.
Unable to acquire television and radio assets due to FCC ownership restrictions of the time, American General influenced NLT to sell WSM-TV to Gillett Broadcasting, which bought the station on November 3, 1981 and changed the station's call sign to WSMV. By 1982, the takeover was complete and American General began approaching companies such as MCA, Marriott Corporation and Anheuser-Busch about a possible sale of the remainder of WSM, Inc. While many of the companies showed interest in one of the assets, such as the theme park alone or the radio station, none was willing to buy the entire complex. American General began to feel that the only way to sell WSM, Inc. would be to split it up into separate entities. Gaylor
A ticker symbol or stock symbol is an abbreviation used to uniquely identify publicly traded shares of a particular stock on a particular stock market. A stock symbol may consist of numbers or a combination of both. "Ticker symbol" refers to the symbols. Stock symbols are unique identifiers assigned to each security traded on a particular market. A stock symbol can consist of letters, numbers, or a combination of both, is a way to uniquely identify that stock; the symbols were kept as short as possible to reduce the number of characters that had to be printed on the ticker tape, to make it easy to recognize by traders and investors. The allocation of symbols and formatting convention is specific to each stock exchange. In the US, for example, stock tickers are between 1 and 4 letters and represent the company name where possible. For example, US-based computer company stock Apple Inc. traded on the NASDAQ exchange has the symbol AAPL, while the motor company Ford's stock, traded on the New York Stock Exchange has the single-letter ticker F.
In Europe, most exchanges use three-letter codes, for example Dutch consumer goods company Unilever traded on the Amsterdam Euronext exchange has the symbol UNA. While in Asia, numbers are used as stock tickers to avoid issues for international investors when using non-Latin scripts. For example, the bank HSBC's stock traded on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange has the ticker symbol 0005. Symbols sometimes change to reflect mergers. Prior to the 1999 merger with Mobil Oil, Exxon used a phonetic spelling of the company "XON" as its ticker symbol; the symbol of the firm after the merger was "XOM". Symbols are sometimes reused. In the US the single-letter symbols are sought after as vanity symbols. For example, since Mar 2008 Visa Inc. has used the symbol V, used by Vivendi which had delisted and given up the symbol. To qualify a stock, both the ticker and the exchange or country of listing needs to be known. On many systems both must be specified to uniquely identify the security; this is done by appending the location or exchange code to the ticker.
Although stock tickers identify a security, they are exchange dependent limited to stocks and can change. These limitations have led to the development of other codes in financial markets to identify securities for settlement purposes; the most prevalent of these is the International Securities Identifying Number. An ISIN uniquely identifies a security and its structure is defined in ISO 6166. Securities for which ISINs are issued include bonds, commercial paper and warrants; the ISIN code is a 12-character alpha-numerical code that does not contain information characterizing financial instruments, but serves for uniform identification of a security at trading and settlement. The ISIN identifies not the exchange on which it trades. For instance, Daimler AG stock trades on twenty-two different stock exchanges worldwide, is priced in five different currencies. ISIN cannot specify a particular trade in this case, another identifier the three- or four-letter exchange code will have to be specified in addition to the ISIN.
While a stock ticker identifies a security that can be traded, stock market indices are sometimes assigned a symbol though they can not be traded. Symbols for indices are distinguished by adding a symbol in front of the name, such as a caret or a dot. For example, Reuters lists the Nasdaq Composite index under the symbol. IXIC. In Canada the Toronto Stock Exchange TSX and the TSXV use the following special codes after the ticker symbol: In the United Kingdom, prior to 1996, stock codes were known as EPICs, named after the London Stock Exchange's Exchange Price Information Computer. Following the introduction of the Sequence trading platform in 1996, EPICs were renamed Tradable Instrument Display Mnemonics, but they are still referred to as EPICs. Stocks can be identified using their SEDOL number or their ISIN. In the United States, modern letter-only ticker symbols were developed by Standard & Poor's to bring a national standard to investing. A single company could have many different ticker symbols as they varied between the dozens of individual stock markets.
The term ticker refers to the noise made by the ticker tape machines once used by stock exchanges. The S&P system was standardized by the securities industry and modified as years passed. Stock symbols for preferred stock have not been standardized; some companies use a well-known product as their ticker symbol. Belgian brewer InBev, the brewer of Budweiser beer, uses "BUD" as its three-letter ticker for American Depository Receipts, symbolizing its premier product in the United States, its rival, Molson Coors Brewing Company, uses a beer-related symbol, "TAP". Southwest Airlines pays tribute to its headquarters at Love Field in Dallas through its "LUV" symbol. Cedar Fair Entertainment Company, which operates large amusement parks in the United States, uses "FUN" as its symbol. Harley-Davidson uses "HOG" for its Harley Owners Group. Yamana Gold uses "AUY", because on the periodic table of elements. Sotheby's uses the symbol "BID". While most symbols come from the company's name, sometimes it happens the other way around.
Tricon Global, owner of KFC, Pi
Bass Pro Shops
BPS Direct, LLC is an American held retailer of hunting, fishing and related outdoor recreation merchandise. Bass Pro Shops sells merchandise for the National Audubon Society; the majority owner, John Morris, began his career in sporting goods with a fishing section in the back of a Brown Derby liquor store owned by his father, located in Springfield MO on the road to Table Rock Lake and Branson, Missouri. That small fishing department sold homemade bait and worms, proving popular enough that Bass Pro Shops was incorporated in 1971; these homemade baits were so popular that many people wanted the opportunity to buy these when they had returned home. Thus began the Bass Pro Shops catalog, first mailed in 1974. Soon, it became the world's largest mail order sporting goods store. In 1975, to meet the burgeoning demand for Bass Pro Shops exclusive products, American Rod and Gun was established. Acting as a separate wholesaling entity ARG serves more than 7,000 independently owned retail stores worldwide.
In 1977, Bass Pro Shops introduced the first fish-ready complete boat motor and trailer package with the Bass Tracker. In 1984, construction began on the Outdoor World Catalog Showroom in Missouri. Big Cedar Lodge opened in 1988 on Table Rock Lake. In 1995, Bass Pro Shops Sportsman's Warehouse opened in Atlanta, its first store outside the state of Missouri. In November 2001, taking advantage of Outdoor World's popularity as a tourist destination, the Wonders of Wildlife museum was opened next door to the store in Springfield; the Wonders of Wildlife Museum & Aquarium closed for renovation in 2007. As of October 2016 it is still closed with an expected reopening by the end of the year. Bass Pro Shops has announced that the grand reopening of the Wonders of Wildlife museum will take place on September 21, 2017. In 2015, Bass Pro Shops opened a store inside the Memphis Pyramid, a former sports arena and concert venue in Memphis, Tennessee. In addition to the retail store itself, the building houses two restaurants, a bowling alley, a 100-room hotel, an observation deck, the tallest free-standing elevator in America.
At 535,000 sq ft, The Pyramid is Bass Pro's largest store. In September 2017, Bass Pro Shops acquired Cabela's for $5.5 billion. The deal was financed via preferred equity financing from Goldman Pamplona. Goldman Sachs contributed $1.8 billion towards financing and Pamplona contributed the remainder for a total commitment of $2.4 billion. The new entity kept Cabela's base in Lincoln, Nebraska. Morris continued as CEO, he is the majority shareholder of the entity. Bass Pro Shops carries a number of house brands. Among these are: For the article on the company, see Tracker Marine Group. In 1978, Bass Pro Shops introduced the Bass Tracker boat, produced by the Tracker Marine Group, renamed the White River Marine Group in 2018, its brands include Tracker Boats, Sun Tracker, Fisher, ProCraft, Mako Myacht and SeaCraft. Bass Pro Shops has 94 existing stores in the United States as well as Canada; the store sizes range from 20,000 square feet up to 535,000 square feet. The largest flagship stores are known as Outdoor World stores.
The largest store location in the United States is located inside the Memphis pyramid, the sixth-largest pyramid in the world. The decor of the stores includes. All stores have an indoor water feature; the fish in their tanks are game fish of great size. In some of these aquariums, professional anglers and store pro-staff hold demonstrations showing the use of an artificial bait, they catch the fish in these tanks to show. Bass Pro Shops is known for its Outdoor Skills Workshops, teaching skills as varied as fly fishing, Dutch oven cooking, archery hunting with an archery range in the store, GPS navigation, they hold. The Rancho Cucamonga, California Outdoor World store is used for the exterior shots of the fictional "Outdoor Man" store in the ABC sitcom Last Man Standing, starring Tim Allen, that premiered in 2011. Camera crews have visited the store several times to film interior shots. After nearly a decade of work by the NRA and Bass Pro Shops, the NRA National Sporting Arms Museum opened in the flagship store in Springfield, Missouri on August 2, 2013.
It showcases 1,000 sporting artifacts from the 1600s to today, including some significant firearms from the NRA Museum Collection. The museum will host firearms and artwork from the Remington Arms Company factory collection, a multimillion-dollar collection of U. S. military sidearms, engraved Colt revolvers of the American frontier, the guns of Annie Oakley and firearms of U. S. Presidents like Dwight Eisenhower. Bass Pro Shops and its owner, John Morris, have had a longtime interest in NASCAR racing; the company has sponsored such racers as Dale Earnhardt, Kerry Earnhardt, Martin Truex Jr. Truex won the 2004 and 2005 Busch Series championships in the No. 8 Bass Pro Shops-sponsored Chevy, drove the No. 1 Chevy for Earnhardt Ganassi Racing in the Sprint Cup series from 2005 to 2009. He got his first win at Dover International Speedway and finished 11th in the Chase for the Nextel Cup in 2007. While Truex, Jr. renewed with Bass Pro Shops as his main sponsor for three years in 2007. In 2009, he announced he would be leaving Earnhardt Ganassi Racing for Michael Waltrip Racing in 2010.
Jamie McMurray, former driver of the Roush Fenway Racing Crown Royal Ford Fusion and, from Joplin, MO (approx. 60 miles away from the national headquarters in Sp
Music City Center
The Music City Center is a convention complex located in downtown Nashville, United States. It opened in May 2013; the complex was designed by tvsdesign with Associated Architects: Tuck-Hinton Architects, Moody-Nolan. It was developed by Nashville Metropolitan Housing Agency, it was built at a cost of about $623 million. Official website