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The Sale of Nationwide Arena - News & Updates

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  • #366074

    MFRONE
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    shroud wrote >>
    As long as the costs for this are kept within the athletic department, I don’t have a problem with it, since it is self-funded and they’ve got more than enough to go around.
    I do worry about the competition factor – don’t the two arenas already compete for bookings? So now they’ll be effectively competing with themselves?

    What’s their to worry about? Now that you have 2 venues under the same management company (much like it is in many cities with Live Nation and/or AEG) they won’t have to pay a higher booking fee then the show is requesting.

    #366075

    shroud
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    MFRONE wrote >>

    shroud wrote >>
    As long as the costs for this are kept within the athletic department, I don’t have a problem with it, since it is self-funded and they’ve got more than enough to go around.
    I do worry about the competition factor – don’t the two arenas already compete for bookings? So now they’ll be effectively competing with themselves?

    What’s their to worry about? Now that you have 2 venues under the same management company (much like it is in many cities with Live Nation and/or AEG) they won’t have to pay a higher booking fee then the show is requesting.

    Shows/events skipping town entirely because they don’t want to deal with the one particular group & not having another option? Columbus gets skipped a lot already… I’d think less competition by default makes the market less competitive.

    I suppose for the group doing the management it’s not as big of a deal as I was thinking though… the management company gets the booking they want IN the building they want it in. And it does offer a little more flexibility to work around other commitments.

    #366076

    martyhoman
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    this could end up blowing up in their face. they should have a new management team created and have them mange both, not one or the other running both. i think (hope) that once there is a new arena deal figured out that they will do that. hopefully this is just temporary.

    #366077
    Snarf
    Snarf
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    GW_Justice wrote >>
    What, no teabaggers foaming at the mouth, calling this socialism?

    Apparently only tired stereotyping. Better luck next time?

    #366078

    BCNation
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    cc wrote >>

    Tenzo wrote >>
    Good, move the Columbus BJs to the Shott and put a casino in Nationwide.

    +1 :)

    Um, no….traffic is already that bad around the Ballpark.

    #366079

    gmcsoccer
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    shroud wrote >>

    MFRONE wrote >>

    shroud wrote >>
    As long as the costs for this are kept within the athletic department, I don’t have a problem with it, since it is self-funded and they’ve got more than enough to go around.
    I do worry about the competition factor – don’t the two arenas already compete for bookings? So now they’ll be effectively competing with themselves?

    What’s their to worry about? Now that you have 2 venues under the same management company (much like it is in many cities with Live Nation and/or AEG) they won’t have to pay a higher booking fee then the show is requesting.

    Shows/events skipping town entirely because they don’t want to deal with the one particular group & not having another option? Columbus gets skipped a lot already… I’d think less competition by default makes the market less competitive.
    I suppose for the group doing the management it’s not as big of a deal as I was thinking though… the management company gets the booking they want IN the building they want it in. And it does offer a little more flexibility to work around other commitments.

    my take would be that the impact would be less on the number of shows in the city as the price of the tickets to those shows. you make a good point that the competition decreases, but shows will come if they can get the revenue, and if the price to rent the arena for the show goes up due to less competition, then the price of the tickets goes up. not great for consumers, but probably better for the revenue of the arenas. i have heard repeatedly that the arenas competing with each other for shows has driven down profitability of hosting.

    #366080
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
    Keymaster

    Blue Jackets, OSU reach arena management deal
    Posted by The Beat on May 11, 2010

    A source tells The Beat that an agreement between the Columbus Blue Jackets and The Ohio State University for the Schottenstein Center to take over concert booking and day-to-day operations at Nationwide Arena has been signed.

    READ MORE: http://blog.dispatch.com/FischerBeat/2010/05/blue_jackets_osu_reach_arena_m.shtml

    #366081

    pilsner
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    Does this mean that Gordon Gee is at fault for Glenn Beck and Bill O’rally appearing at Nationwide Arena as part of their BOLD and FRESH tour?

    #366082

    misskitty
    Participant

    pilsner wrote >>
    Does this mean that Gordon Gee is at fault for Glenn Beck and Bill O’rally appearing at Nationwide Arena as part of their BOLD and FRESH tour?

    No one is at fault besides Who cares? They are sensationalist speakers some people enjoy it. If you don’t like it don’t go. It’s no one’s fault money trumps moral ground any day of the week. If you can’t handle all people not thinking the same or liking the same things as you then you have bigger issues to worry about then some tour friend.

    #366083
    rus
    rus
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    misskitty wrote >>
    If you can’t handle all people not thinking the same or liking the same things as you then you have bigger issues to worry about then some tour friend.

    Well said!

    #366084
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
    Keymaster
    #366085
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
    Keymaster

    Blue Jackets bailout: Arena purchase on ice for now
    Monday, May 9, 2011
    BY DOUG CARUSO
    THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH

    Two years after the Columbus Blue Jackets floated the idea of a public purchase of Nationwide Arena, no one has agreed on a way to help the hockey team stem its financial losses.

    Key city and county officials haven’t met about the issue since October, despite initial suggestions that a solution was urgently needed.

    READ MORE: http://www.dispatch.com/live/content/local_news/stories/2011/05/09/arena-purchase-on-ice-for-now.html?sid=101

    #366086

    bzarcher
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    The Dispatch article is a bit of trying to make a story out of no news.

    There’s a very good dissenting piece at Ten Minute Misconduct[/url] by Jeff Little, who is probably doing the best job of covering the whole thing.

    I also weighed in, but read Jeff’s take if you read anyone’s.

    #366087
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
    Keymaster

    Eastward Bound?
    Posted by Aaron Portzline on May 15, 2011

    The Blue Jackets’ chances of moving to the Eastern Conference have been upgraded from “pipedream” to “wishful thinking”, and there’s growing sense of hope because the ball appears to be moving. If Atlanta moves to Winnipeg, it could get very interesting, as the NHL would likely move quickly to realign.

    READ MORE: http://blog.dispatch.com/cbj/2011/05/eastward_bound.shtml

    #366088
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
    Keymaster

    Blue Jackets lose $25 million, NHL source says
    Wednesday, May 11, 2011
    BY AARON PORTZLINE
    THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH

    Rising salaries for players, a sharp decline in attendance and lingering issues with their Nationwide Arena lease have the Blue Jackets projecting losses of approximately $25 million for the 2010-11 season, an NHL source told The Dispatch yesterday.

    READ MORE: http://www.dispatch.com/live/content/sports/stories/2011/05/11/blue-jackets-lose-25-million-nhl-source-says.html?sid=101

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