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Blue Jackets Attendance is up so far this season

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From The Dispatch: Blue Jackets notebook: Attendance up, team says By Tom Reed The Blue Jackets say they are putting more fans in the seats in Nationwide Arena and drawing considerably more television viewers at home. Team officials said yesterday that Blue Jackets attendance is up about 600 fans per game from a year ago […]


Stretching Entertainment Dollars In The Recession


Ohio, more than many states, has been deeply affected by the current recession. With the economy floating between “bad” and “abysmal,” it is not hard to see why many people would like to get out and try to divert their attention away from their problems, and away from the state of things, but as is […]

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Arena Football League Suspends ’09 Season


Business First of Columbus wrote Arena Football League suspends ’09 season Monday, December 15, 2008 Arena Football League officials on Monday announced the suspension of the 2009 season as the 16-team league works on a long-term plan to get back on its feet. Directors of the New York-based league met via conference call Sunday night […]


Time getting tight on Columbus Blue Jackets


  Sportsillustrated.com wrote Desperation is the raw material of drastic change. And Thursday night’s 4-2 win over the Avalanche notwithstanding, Ken Hitchcock is feeling his collar tighten.  Just 10 games into a new season ripe with expectations, the Blue Jackets coach has come to grips with the obvious: he has a big hole in the […]


Arena District Restaurants Pin Hopes On Blue Jackets

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WBNS 10-TV wrote Arena District Restaurants Pin Hopes On Blue Jackets Friday, October 17, 2008 Restaurants and bars in the Arena District are hoping a winning Blue Jackets team will improve what has been a dismal year for business. The worsening economy has thinned the crowds dining in the downtown entertainment district. “Everyone is claiming […]


Nationwide Arena is a blast, inside and out

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The Enquirer wrote Columbus arena a blast BY DANIEL LEE Sunday, April 13, 2008 On game nights in Columbus, fans throng the downtown Arena District, a historic section that once held a 19th-century train station and a prison, but which is now reborn with boutique shopping, restaurants, a theater, upscale hotels and a thriving nightlife. […]


Spots around arena ramp up for hockey season

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The Columbus Dispatch wrote Spots around arena ramp up for start of hockey season Tuesday, October 2, 2007 By Bill Chronister Taverns and restaurants in and near the Arena District are starting opening-night festivities for the Blue Jackets nearly a day and a half before the puck hits the ice in Nationwide Arena. Frog Bear […]


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