The Business Of Columbus Sports

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Nationwide Arena will be the site of the 2013 NHL All-Star Game.(Photo: Flickr)
Nationwide Arena will be the site of the 2013 NHL All-Star Game.(Photo: Flickr)

Columbus is known largely as a football town, but over the weekend, it was a top stage for college basketball.

Eight teams competed in Nationwide Arena during second-and-third round NCAA tournament games on Friday and Sunday. The influx of teams and fans means big bucks for local hotels, restaurants and other business that rely on tourism dollars.

For more on what these kinds of events mean to central Ohio, WOSU’s Steve Brown went to Nationwide to talk with Bruce Wimbish from the Greater Columbus Sports Commission. Click the play button above to hear their conversation.

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