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The Sale/Purchase of Nationwide Arena

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  • #340367

    ricospaz
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    cheap said:
    there was a 200 year old prison there.

    you could have put a chuck e cheese where the arena is ,and the area would be revitalized.

    I remember going down there when it was pretty much Jillians and nothing else. It’s really turned around. Thank you Arena.

    #340368

    DTown
    Participant

    cheap said:
    there was a 200 year old prison there.

    you could have put a chuck e cheese where the arena is ,and the area would be revitalized.

    Could have. Certainly would have made for a simpler economic impact study.

    Uptick in the multi-colored, plastic ball industry aside, it probably wouldn’t have had the impact as what they did end up putting there.

    #340369

    Graybeak
    Participant

    DTown said:

    Uptick in the multi-colored, plastic ball industry aside, it probably wouldn’t have had the impact as what they did end up putting there.

    Like I said a few pages back, if (some would say when) the BJs leave, we fill the arena up with those balls, and we would have a huge tourism draw!

    #340370

    JeepGirl
    Participant

    Well looky here. Franklin County gives 25% of its casino revenue to buy Nationwide Arena, and now they will be cutting budgets for other public services.

    Love how one of the chief benefactors of the deal, the Dispatch, presents this news on the holiday.

    #340371

    Graybeak
    Participant

    Rick Nash traded to Rangers[/url]

    And the value just dropped to $1.98.

    #340372

    News
    Participant

    Giving new meaning to the word Stinger
    Posted on September 13, 2012
    by Jeff Long

    “When the city subsidizes hockey, it reduces its ability to pay for public safety officials, public transportation and services upon which its citizens rely.”

    City Council made it official Monday night, allocating the first chunk of the $240 million we will pay for Nationwide Arena. That’s $4.5 million for the Blue Jackets and, as for neighborhoods that reek of urban decay, well, council hopes to do something for them, too. Maybe next year.

    READ MORE: http://www.theotherpaper.com/news/article_c8a16f78-fdcc-11e1-96dd-0019bb2963f4.html

    #340373
    Jeffersin
    Jeffersin
    Participant

    One of the major reasons for the Blue Jackets bailout was so the team wouldn’t move out of Columbus which we’re told would cost “thousands of jobs in the Arena District”. If the NHL lockout that is looming becomes a reality and wipes part of the season or all of the season out, is there language in the sales contract or the ‘no rent’ Blue Jacket lease that provides some sort reimbursement to the city from the NHL or the Blue Jackets? Or is the city stuck maintaining an empty building on it’s dime?

    #340374

    MRipley
    Participant

    Just amazing. If you have access to read it the Dispatch is touting the benefits of the hockey lockout for the taxpayers owning the arena. Basically, since the taxpayers get nothing from the Blue Jackets, it’s awesome that they lose nothing during the shutdown. What a deal for the taxpayer!!!

    http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/local/2012/09/19/whats-the-impact.html

    From the article;

    The lockout that began on Sunday will not cost taxpayers or the Franklin County agency that owns the arena anything because the public receives no revenue from hockey games — not from concessions, parking or tickets.

    Wait… isn’t that like claiming that if you work for no pay or benefits, then it’s a sweet deal when you’re layed off?

    The arrogance of the Dispatch is beyond belief.

    #340375
    Snarf
    Snarf
    Participant

    ^ unreal!

    #340376

    ExileOn6thSt
    Participant

    Brings to mind the episode of Seinfeld where Kramer starts working his tail off at a business for no pay. At the end the boss calls him in and criticizes his work and says they have to let Kramer go. When Kramer protests the firing saying that they don’t pay him anyway, the boss says, “That’s what makes this so difficult.”

    #340377
    murfmurphy
    murfmurphy
    Participant

    The taxpayers of Franklin county and Columbus are assuredly out of quite a bit of money if the lockout extends into the regular season. The Blue Jackets currently have 41 dates locked up on the arena’s schedule that could have been used for other events that could bring in a lot more revenue than a bottom dwelling hockey team would.

    #340378

    heresthecasey
    Participant

    Not sure where this should go, but..

    Discounter Big Lots wants to brand Nationwide Arena’s box office
    By Brian R. Ball
    Staff reporter- Business First
    Monday, September 24, 2012, 2:46pm

    The Big Lots closeout retail chain could soon slap its signature exclamation point outside of the Nationwide Arena box office.

    The city’s Downtown Commission on Tuesday will consider approval of the Columbus discounter’s name above the ticket office canopies at the arena’s west courtyard during its meeting as an indication the Blue Jackets want to generate more sponsorship revenue off the building.

    The proposed sign package features a 25-foot tall, orange exclamation point that serves as part of the retail chain’s logo. It would be positioned on the brick column between the two pair of doors into the arena’s ticket lobby.

    READ MORE: http://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2012/09/24/discounter-big-lots-wants-to-brand.html%5B/url%5D

    #340379

    MRipley
    Participant

    ^ So the Blue Jackets can gernerate additional revenue by selling sponsorship space on a building they don’t own, lease, or rent?

    #340380

    tbk6
    Member

    Hi – I’m writing my dissertation about the Nationwide Arena deal, and I’m hoping y’all can help me out by completing a short (11-minute avg. completion time) survey related to the arena, local politics, and the Blue Jackets. Though everyone here seems to have an opinion, anyone in or around Franklin County can take the survey (even if they couldn’t care less about the deal, the Blue Jackets, or the mayor).

    If interested, please go to cbusarenasurvey.com. And if you’re feeling really motivated, pass the survey URL on to friends, family, colleagues, and random people. Thanks!!

    #340381

    Anonymous
    Inactive

    tbk6 said:
    I’m hoping y’all can help me out by completing a short (11-minute avg. completion time) survey related to the arena, local politics, and the Blue Jackets.

    Those survey questions were amazingly repetitious AND redundant.

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