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The Sale/Purchase of Nationwide Arena

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  • #79919

    Wickham
    Member

    Here is a link to a new group formed to help support a solution for the Nationwide Arena and CBJ lease problems. No matter which side you fall on I think we can all agree losing 42 games a year in the district will be detrimental to the district and downtown.

    http://www.forwardtogethercolumbus.org

    #339798

    cc
    Member

    Other then the vague ‘keep the bluejackets in the Arena District’ can you summarize what this petition is for? Is it for taxpayers to pay for the Blue Jackets, buy the Arena, put the stakeholders in a steel cage and fight it out etc….

    #339799

    Tenzo
    Participant

    Wickham wrote >>
    Here is a link to a new group formed to help support a solution for the Nationwide Arena and CBJ lease problems. No matter which side you fall on I think we can all agree losing 42 games a year in the district will be detrimental to the district and downtown.

    Granted I seem to be out of the bluejacket loop..
    But what is the petition for? I read it and it basically says we resolve to find a solution to financial problems.

    #339800

    Wickham
    Member

    I honestly just stumbled upon the site and petition myself. What I took from it is that they just want to show the parties involved that there are people in Columbus who want a solution found that will keep the team in Columbus. Sorry I can’t provide any further information.

    #339801

    JD3
    Member

    Wickham wrote >>
    I honestly just stumbled upon the site and petition myself. What I took from it is that they just want to show the parties involved that there are people in Columbus who want a solution found that will keep the team in Columbus. Sorry I can’t provide any further information.

    That’s sort of what I gathered, so I signed it.

    #339802

    amsoell
    Participant

    I guess I’m confused, out of the loop, or both. Is moving the Blue Jackets something that’s being actively discussed? I’m not going to sign a petition just because I agree that the Arena District is a nice space and we want to keep it, even though nobody is talking seriously about moving the team.

    #339803

    cc
    Member

    I think it is mostly posturing due to ill concieved contracts but the NHL imho has over expanded.

    #339804

    JohnRClem
    Participant

    They should have listed to Lamar Hunt in the beginning and renegotiated with Nationwide before the arena was built; Hunt knew then the team wouldn’t be sustainable with that deal. They put themselves in this hole. The NHL overpaying it’s players doesn’t help either.

    #339805

    greenhouse1014
    Participant

    I think, rather than having people sign a petition, the more effective way to keep the CBJ in the arena would have been for people to buy tickets and go to the game. A petition with 1,000 signatures means little when 1,000 people buying tickets would mean people putting their money where their signature is.

    #339806

    agtw31
    Member

    “Forward Together believes that if nothing happens soon, there is a likelihood we could lose the Blue Jackets and that will be the beginning of a snowball of problems for the Arena District, Columbus and
    Franklin County.”

    you wouldn’t have to sweat over a crappy hockey team moving, with a casino down the street.

    #339807

    amsoell
    Participant

    agtw31 wrote >>
    you wouldn’t have to sweat over a crappy hockey team moving, with a casino down the street.

    You’re absolutely right: a casino down the street would be a much, much bigger problem to worry about for the downtown area

    #339808

    Tenzo
    Participant

    agtw31 wrote >>
    “Forward Together believes that if nothing happens soon, there is a likelihood we could lose the Blue Jackets and that will be the beginning of a snowball of problems for the Arena District, Columbus and
    Franklin County.”
    you wouldn’t have to sweat over a crappy hockey team moving, with a casino down the street.

    The arena would make a nice casino.

    win/win

    or

    loss/loss

    #339809

    cc
    Member

    Maybe they should turn the Arena into a close to downtown mall.

    I wounder how much it will cost the city to tear it down…

    #339810

    Tenzo
    Participant

    Has anyone been to a Blue Jackets game?
    How full are they?

    I know I can always get $10 student tickets 1 hour to game time, so they dont ever seem to be sold out. They also have a $25 deal which includes food and drink.

    CU outing? We should have enough students on here to gather up tickets.

    #339811

    JohnRClem
    Participant


    The new team buzz seems to have worn off and the attendance looks like it has settled into the 14.5-16.5K average range. Is that good for NHL?

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