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Nationwide Arena

Private Affair

February 1st, 2001
Steve Wright

A privately funded sports arena anchors a new mixed-use development in downtown Columbus, Ohio.

At first glance, Columbus, Ohio, a sprawling, Midwestern capital city, seemed like one of the least likely candidates for a privately funded… Read More

New Arena offers peek into the future

December 5th, 1999
Michael Arace

Nationwide’s chief overseer say the Blue Jackets’ brick-and-glass palace will be a hit and a good fit downtown.

Brian Ellis has a title as heavy as a bank vault. He is president and chief executive… Read More

City awarded an NHL Team

June 17th, 1997
John Futty and Brent LaLonde

Expansion franchise starts play in 2000

Columbus will be granted a National Hockey League expansion team that will begin play in 2000, two television networks reported last night.

CNN-SI and The Sports Network, based in Canada,… Read More