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Ohio State to continue managing Nationwide Arena

Under a management deal that seems to be benefiting both facilities, Ohio State will continue to run both Schottenstein Center and Nationwide Arena, home of the Columbus Blue Jackets (NHL). It is an odd situation, to be sure, from top to bottom. First, the arena is actually owned by Nationwide Insurance; the Blue Jackets hold […]

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Chesapeake Energy snares OKC naming rights

{jathumbnail off} The home of the Oklahoma City Thunder (NBA) will have a new name and a new look for the 2011-2012 season (if it happens), as Chesapeake Energy buys naming rights to the arena. The deal for Chesapeake Energy Arena is an extension of an existing relationship between the pair, as Chesapeake is one […]

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Was Quebec City arena bidding process legal?

With Quebecor and NHL officials discussing a team for Quebec City, the possibility that the Canadian media giant illegally gained the right to manage a new arena is causing some to question whether the process should have been more open. In theory, the bidding process for the naming-rights/management deal snared by Quebecor should have been […]

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SMG takes over management of Stockton Arena

SMG is in and International Facilities Group is out on the management side of Stockton Arena, as the city looks for more entertainment booked at the seven-year-old arena. The deal calls for SMG to receive $270,000 annually for five years, as well as inventive payments tied to increased attendance and revenue at the waterfront facility. […]

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