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The Sale/Purchase of Nationwide Arena

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  • #339827
    Jason Powell
    Jason Powell
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    Maybe the 3C can attract non-Columbus Jackets fans to come in for a game every once in a while. I know I will be going to Cleveland and Cinci for various sporting events. Although, it depends on how late these trains will be running as many games of each sport in each city are late games.

    #339828

    Wickham wrote >>
    … if Nationwide is going to take the loss. Everyone knows Nationwide has more to lose if the team moves than anyone. I just don’t see them allowing a major tenant like the CBJ to leave.

    I have been saying this repeatedly. Nationwide is going to look pretty silly without a team playing in their arena, the anchor for their Arena District. And they will lose money as other tenants leave. This seems like a ploy to get taxpayer money to bail them out. If we make it clear that is not an option, they will work it out between themselves. I hope.

    If cutting payroll to $17 million is the answer, I say “No thanks”.
    I want to see playoff-level NHL hockey. If not, I’d rather see the Chill return.

    #339829

    Wickham
    Member

    JohnRClem wrote >>
    Can’t the Blue Jackets sell some players to get the salary down to what it was a few years ago and use that money to start buying the arena from Nationwide.
    Tax payer dollars would be much better spent on planning Crew Stadium 2.0 at the newly cleaned up site they were going to put the casino in the arena district. ;-)

    Lower salaries = being less competitive… or so I hear. But I’ve never seen the Jackets be competitive so who knows!

    Speaking of the Crew Stadium, I always wish they would of built that in the Brewery District. Just seems like soccer would fit in well with that atmosphere, even if the Brewery District really doesn’t have all that many breweries.

    #339830

    Wickham
    Member

    agtw31 wrote >>

    JohnRClem wrote >>
    Tax payer dollars would be much better spent on planning Crew Stadium 2.0 at the newly cleaned up site they were going to put the casino in the arena district. ;-)

    why are taxpayer dollars be needed to pay for a soccer stadium?

    I also like the utopian idea of having a professional sports team not subsidized by the public. The fact is though, nearly every professional sports arena/stadium is subsidized due to the economics of today. I for one am of the opinion a professional sports team has a positive enough impact on a community and is worth a public investment. It essentially puts a city on a map for any fan of the sport and generates good tourism. I’ve had a number of times where I’ve run into Canadians in the bars after the game who say they never would of come to Columbus otherwise, but found it to be a great city. I will admit however that if Nationwide picks up the tab…great!

    #339831

    agtw31
    Member

    UncommonSense wrote >>

    I want to see playoff-level NHL hockey.

    hahahaha

    #339832

    agtw31 wrote >>

    UncommonSense wrote >>

    I want to see playoff-level NHL hockey.

    hahahaha

    Don’t you have some Senior Centers to visit on the West Side?

    #339833

    agtw31
    Member

    you made a funny,relax

    #339834

    agtw31 wrote >>
    you made a funny,relax

    agtw31 wrote >>
    im going to every frigging retirement home in this town
    im going to tell those folks a bunch of crooks are trying to take this town over
    im going to tell them their mayor is a rich man’s mayor,not their mayor
    im going to tell them their newspaper is looking out for it’s business interests in the arena district,that they are a dishonest publication.
    im going to tell them penn national thinks they are just a bunch of stupid hicks.
    im going to ask them a simple question:
    would you feel safer going to a casino downtown,or on the west side??
    and im going to help them on the bus in may to go vote.

    Not nearly as funny as some other crap I’ve read recently. I wish I could make that my signature.

    #339835

    agtw31
    Member

    glad i was able to help you think of something original

    #339836

    adrock
    Member

    i’m fine with the CBJ leaving because it was simply a bad idea from the start and completely unsustainable. wanting the government to subsidize the team on top of all the other problems we have is insane. decisions like building an unneeded arena and the NHL creating almost as many teams as the NFL are just fueled by greed and over-consumption. the millions of these decisions that were made around the country for various things are why we are where we are right now.

    did anyone argue for columbus to subsidize polaris amphitheater? it’s about the same in my eyes. all these ugly monstrosities that no one ever really wanted were built everywhere around the country,and 10 years later none except the elite few have money despite packing in 15-20k people in every event.

    #339837

    Tigertree
    Member

    I am curious if there is an attendance vs. ticket sales statistics. Whenever I go the lower bowl is empty do to corporate season ticket holders that don’t show or have anyone in the office claim the tickets.
    I usually get my tickets on the way there a couple of minutes after the game starts…
    The upper bowl is always packed though.

    #339838

    agtw31
    Member

    sports guy on channel 6 just asked the president of the bluejackets what is going on,and he puked out the usual non-comments

    the sports reporters here are so frigging lame.

    between the lines,it sounds like rosenberger’s helping them find a buyer for this turd.

    #339839

    buckeyecpa
    Participant

    If you’re a fan of the city and it’s growth you should be willing to back the blue jackets. Obviously there are tax issues at stake when talking about the team and the lease. If the blue jackets become unable to resolve this we could be in some serious growth pains. Filling the arena would ultimately be too hard. Arena’s need full time tenants (sports teams are obviously it). Without the team the arena will slowly fade. The hit to the neighborhood and area would be extreme. You can’t keep the arena functioning without that income. Concerts and special events aren’t enough to keep it pumping plus the surrounding businesses busy. Once the outside food and entertainment establishments become forced to close you’ll see the schott become the full time it spot. The area needs the blue jackets.

    Also, many are considering other sports teams. Hockey is the best answer. Basketball? The NBA would not be interested in Columbus, OH. There is already a dominate sports following here with the buckeyes and there would be fear of failure in the league. Along with that, there isn’t much room for expansion in the league. If anyone gets a team in the near future it will be Seattle.

    I hope everyone really thinks hard on this and even thinks about it without the tax issue for a minute. The arena is a major establishment/anchor to the district. Many areas benefit on the overflow of people it brings on event nights.

    At some point Nationwide will be forced to renegotiate the lease. With our support of the team it will be helpful in accomplishing this. The executives and accountants within Nationwide are aware that it will become too expensive to continue the operation and upkeep of the arena without a residency established. Hopefully the attorneys, nationwide, cbj, and the city players can hammer through this when the pressure rises.

    #339840

    buckeyecpa
    Participant

    JohnRClem wrote >>
    Can’t the Blue Jackets sell some players to get the salary down to what it was a few years ago and use that money to start buying the arena from Nationwide.
    Tax payer dollars would be much better spent on planning Crew Stadium 2.0 at the newly cleaned up site they were going to put the casino in the arena district. ;-)

    Players salaries aren’t what they appear in operating terms. Teams often show a loss or minimal profits because there are great accounting tricks with professional sports. The biggest thing is the writeoff you get from the salaries. They are able to claim the player’s contracts can be depreciated.

    #339841

    agtw31
    Member

    buckeyecpa wrote >>
    If you’re a fan of the city and it’s growth you should be willing to back the blue jackets.

    im a fan of this city,but the bluejackets can take a hike.

    quit blaming the shitty lease with Nationwide as the reason this hockey team is losing it’s ass.

    this is a college football town,period

    everything else brought here just ends up being a sideshow

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