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The Business Of Columbus Sports

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Nationwide Arena will be the site of the 2013 NHL All-Star Game.
7:59AM
March
19, 2012

Nationwide Arena has hosted NCAA tournament games three times and will be the home of the 2013 NHL All-Star Game, but will Columbus ever put on a top-flight event like the Super Bowl or Final Four?

Ohio Pro Sports Venues Cost Taxpayers Millions In Upgrades

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Nationwide Arena, Columbus, Ohio
5:21PM
January
31, 2012

In recent weeks, pro sports teams in Cleveland and Cincinnati have asked government owners of their stadiums for repair money. Here in Columbus, the Blue Jackets are looking to upgrade Nationwide Arena, which is to be owned by taxpayers. WOSU reports on who will pay for the upgrades.

Columbus To Host NHL All-Star Game in 2013

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9:23AM
January
29, 2012

The Columbus Blue Jackets will host the 2013 edition of the NHL All-Star game.

Columbus Blue Jackets Fire Coach

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Columbus Blue Jackets
10:43AM
January
9, 2012

The Columbus Blue Jackets have faced changes and challenges during the past few years. And Monday the team faces yet another adjustment: its head coach was fired.

Report Shows Blue Jackets’ Ticket Revenue Down

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Columbus Blue Jackets
4:43PM
January
5, 2012

As officials finalize the agreement to buy Nationwide Arena and offer the Blue Jackets free rent, a newly-released report illustrates the team’s financial situation.

Franklin County Commissioners Approve Arena Deal

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Columbus Blue Jackets
11:33AM
December
20, 2011

Franklin County Commissioners, in a unanimous vote, approved the deal that moves forward a city-county purchase of Nationwide Arena.

Franklin County Commissioners Set To Vote On Arena Deal

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Franklin County Commissioners are set to vote on the Nationwide Arena purchase deal.
5:00AM
December
20, 2011

In what should be the final step to finalize a city and county arena purchase, Franklin County Commissioners are expected to vote on the deal Tuesday morning.

Controlling Board Approves Facilities Authority Arena Loan

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outside of Nationwide Arena
5:00AM
December
12, 2011

The $10 million loan got the unanimous support of the state board.

Blue Jackets Deal Sweet But Can’t Compare To Bengals’ Lease

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outside of Nationwide Arena
5:00AM
December
5, 2011

WOSU takes a look at how the proposed Blue Jackets deal compares to other Ohio pro-sports team leases.

Columbus City Council Candiates Bicker Over Crime, Arena

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Hearcel Craig makes a point as fellow Columbus City Council members Zach Klein and Michelle Mills listen.
4:27PM
October
27, 2011

The public purchase of Nationwide Arena, saving jobs, fighting crime and managing city money were issues that split the eight candidates for Columbus City Council at Thursday’s debate at the the Columbus Metropolitan Club.