The 20,000-seat Gaylord Entertainment Center in Nashville is seeking a new naming-rights sponsor.

The 20,000-seat Gaylord Entertainment Center in Nashville is seeking a new naming-rights sponsor.

The venue's primary tenants -- National Hockey League team the Nashville Predators and Gaylord Entertainment Co. -- have settled an 18-month-old legal dispute with a compromise that effectively ends Gaylord's 20-year, $80 million naming-rights deal on the arena.

As part of the deal, Nashville-based Gaylord agreed to pay the hockey club $4 million in cash and $1 million plus interest for five years, beginning when the NHL resumes play. Under the settlement, the venue will remain under the Gaylord Entertainment Center banner until the Predators find another interested buyer.

Gaylord was paying $4 million a year to keep its name on the arena.