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Does The Blue Jackets’ Record Change Your Mind on the Arena Deal?

Posted: October 25, 2011

The Blue Jackets are still looking for their first win. The team has not won since city and county leaders announced a plan to buy Nationwide Arena and offer the Blue Jackets free rent. It’s an attempt to keep the team in Columbus and keep The Arena District vibrant. Do the team’s on-ice struggles change your feelings on the deal?

Nationwide Arena Purchase Moves Forward

Nationwide Arena, yo
Nationwide Arena
6:32PM
October
18, 2011

Taxpayers are even closer to owning a sports arena. Franklin County Convention Facilities Authority board members approved the CFA’s portion of the deal.

Columbus City Council Approves Nationwide Arena Purchase

Nationwide Arena, yo
Nationwide Arena
10:08PM
October
3, 2011

Columbus taxpayers are one step closer to being the brand new owners of an arena. Columbus City Council voted in favor of a city-county purchase of Nationwide Arena.

Nationwide Arena Deal: Who Gets What?

Nationwide Arena, yo
Nationwide Arena
5:00AM
September
30, 2011

Columbus City Council votes on Monday whether to endorse a deal that would make Nationwide Arena a taxpayer-owned facility. City and county leaders say it’s a good deal, ensuring millions of tax dollars continue to flow from the hip, entertainment district surrounding the arena. WOSU takes a look at who gets what out of the deal.

Current Lease Would Keep Blue Jackets In Columbus

Nationwide Arena, yo
Nationwide Arena
5:00AM
September
28, 2011

The prime reason behind the city and county’s planned purchase of Nationwide Arena is to keep the Blue Jackets from leaving. The team says its current lease with the Arena is not sustainable. But WOSU reports a provision in the team’s current lease says the team can’t go anywhere. The Blue jackets say they are [...]

Public-Private Arena Not Off Table To Help Blue Jackets

Nationwide Arena, yo
Nationwide Arena
10:49AM
August
11, 2011

The Blue Jackets continue to look for a solution to offset their financial losses and avoid a move to another city. WOSU reports a quasi-public arena is a possibility.

Coleman Mixed On Requests For Public Help For Blue Jackets

12:00AM
January
6, 2011

Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman says he still supports helping the Blue Jackets stay in Nationwide Arena, but he continues criticism of requests from the West-side casino developer.