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Columbus arena deal on city agenda

A plan to finally settle the finances and ownership of Nationwide Arena, home of the Columbus Blue Jackets (NHL), is finally ready for public consumption and will be unveiled at tonight’s City Council meeting. Ownership of the arena would go from Nationwide to the Franklin County Convention Facilities Authority, which is paying $42.5 million in […]

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Arena solutions emerging in Columbus

A game plan for the future of troubled Nationwide Arena is slowly coming together, with Ohio State University looking at booking events and Franklin County buying the downtown Columbus facility. The current financial situation, according to Columbus Blue Jackets (NHL) officials, is not sustainable: the team rents the arena for $5 million, pays SMG for […]

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