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The Sale/Purchase of Nationwide Arena

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    ricospaz
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    If this city wants to become ‘big time’ it needs an arena and other amenities. Y’all seem to fail to remember that the Blue Jackets had great attendance for years, until people realized they were never getting better. The arena hosts other events and brings in people from all over Ohio.

    It’s a shame the Jackets never did better, but everyone expects a winner, except soccer moms.

    #340338

    thirstychef
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    MRipley said:
    Downtown Marysville – $5 burgers and $2 beers. Bur Marysville isn’t Columbus and Downtown Columbus certainly isn’t Downtown Niagra Falls or Chicago.

    Ummm, I think you are forgetting the one important thing…………..we want Columbus to be like Chicago, Atlanta, and Niagra Falls in relation to how many people come to visit.

    We want the big businesses, tourism, conventions, concerts, sports teams, etc.

    So your Marysville comparison is valid, up to the point of growth potential. Simply because Marysville doesn’ want or have the potential to be a Columbus. Because Columbus has no natural boundaries, it can become as big as it wants to.

    The reason Marysville has such cheap prices, is because noone wants to even go there for aanything. No major sports teams, concerts, tourism, conventions, etc.

    #340339

    MRipley
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    ricospaz said:
    If this city wants to become ‘big time’ it needs an arena and other amenities.

    Maybe the majority of its citizens don’t care whether the city has a “big time” image. They might be perfectly fine with a small town atmosphere.

    #340340

    cheap
    Member

    MRipley said:
    Maybe the majority of its citizens don’t care whether the city has a “big time” image. They might be perfectly fine with a small town atmosphere.

    +1000

    creating a hipster amusement park downtown won’t do shit for the homeowner on Maize Rd.

    #340341

    thirstychef
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    cheap said:
    +1000

    creating a hipster amusement park downtown won’t do shit for the homeowner on Maize Rd.

    The homeowner on Maize Rd could move if they want, right?

    Just saying…..

    #340342
    Josh Lapp
    Josh Lapp
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    cheap said:
    +1000

    creating a hipster amusement park downtown won’t do shit for the homeowner on Maize Rd.

    Likewise maintaining a sprawling post-war pseudo-suburb on Maize Road won’t do shit for an urban dweller, so why should we pay for it?

    #340343

    DTown
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    cheap said:
    +1000

    creating a hipster amusement park downtown won’t do shit for the homeowner on Maize Rd.

    It could. If it generated a positive revenue stream for the city that provides the services that make that home on Maize Rd. a more desirable place to live. Or even offsets some of the cost that the homeowner would otherwise have to bear themselves.

    #340344
    rus
    rus
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    cheap said:
    +1000

    creating a hipster amusement park downtown won’t do shit for the homeowner on Maize Rd.

    OK, now I’m picturing a hipster amusement park.

    Like a black spray of buddy holly specs flying off malnourished, unwashed faces as they’re thrown through a roller coaster corkscrew.

    There’s an entrance to the park, but it’s underground and no one tells you where it is.

    PBR snowcones.

    The merry go round has no horses, but fixed gear bicycles welded to posts instead.

    #340345

    JeepGirl
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    DTown said:
    It could. If it generated a positive revenue stream for the city that provides the services that make that home on Maize Rd. a more desirable place to live. Or even offsets some of the cost that the homeowner would otherwise have to bear themselves.

    Fair enough. And as it’s track record indicates, what if this same arena resulted in a negative revenue stream, lessening the cities ability to provide services? Wouldn’t that result in lower home values and added financial burden to that Maize Rd. resident?

    #340346

    Graybeak
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    DTown said:
    It could. If it generated a positive revenue stream for the city that provides the services that make that home on Maize Rd. a more desirable place to live. Or even offsets some of the cost that the homeowner would otherwise have to bear themselves.

    Like using the revenue from the soon to open casino to provide those same services and offset those costs for the entire city.

    Or, buy an arena.

    #340347

    DTown
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    JeepGirl said:
    Fair enough. And as it’s track record indicates, what if this same arena resulted in a negative revenue stream, lessening the cities ability to provide services? Wouldn’t that result in lower home values and added financial burden to that Maize Rd. resident?

    Sure, that’s the downside, that someone is going to screw up and build a hipster amusement park that no one comes to. Is the district generating more or less revenue for the city now than it was before the arena was built?

    #340348

    cheap
    Member

    DTown said:
    Sure, that’s the downside, that someone is going to screw up and build a hipster amusement park that no one comes to. Is the district generating more or less revenue for the city now than it was before the arena was built?

    i seem to remember a place called the brewery district doing the same thing 15 years ago.

    how’s it doing?

    #340349

    jbcmh81
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    cheap said:
    +1000

    creating a hipster amusement park downtown won’t do shit for the homeowner on Maize Rd.

    An arena should be considered a “hipster amusement park”? Really?

    #340350

    Graybeak
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    jbcmh81 said:
    An arena should be considered a “hipster amusement park”? Really?

    I believe that was actually a dig at Columbus Commons.
    Though, I could be wrong.

    #340351

    jbcmh81
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    JeepGirl said:
    Fair enough. And as it’s track record indicates, what if this same arena resulted in a negative revenue stream, lessening the cities ability to provide services? Wouldn’t that result in lower home values and added financial burden to that Maize Rd. resident?

    Does anyone have any numbers on the overall economic impact of the arean or the AD, with or without the current financial deal?

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