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Archive for November, 2019

Columbus Arena District Digest | Week of November 18, 2019

Have some free time this upcoming week? Wondering what to do, where to go or what to eat in downtown Columbus? Here is the Columbus Arena District Digest for the week of November 18, 2019:

 

Gift Ideas

With Thanksgiving and Black Friday coming up, shoppers will be flocking to Columbus to get a jumpstart on holiday shopping. If you’re planning to get your gifts early, here is one place to shop in the Arena District!

 

Fox Sports Ohio Blue Line

Mon-Sat | Nationwide Arena | 10 AM – 6 PM

For the best and highest quality Columbus Blue Jackets merchandise, visit the Fox Sports Ohio Blue Line, located inside Nationwide Arena! Get official, licensed jerseys, hats, apparel, toys, novelties and more. With something for everyone—from newborns to adults—the store has it all!

 

Sports

Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Montreal Canadiens

Tuesday, November 19 | Nationwide Arena | 7:00 PM

Following a loss to the Canadiens in a shootout last week, the Blue Jackets take to the ice at Nationwide Arena for a rematch on Tuesday. Now, with home field advantage on our side, grab a couple friends and cheer on the team to victory! Get your tickets now.

Bring the entire family to cheer on the Blue Jackets with the Dispatch Family Value Pack! Available for all home games, each pack includes a ticket, food, drink and more! The Dispatch Family Value Pack includes:

  • Game ticket
  • Hot dog
  • Popcorn
  • Pepsi
  • OhioHealth Ice Haus Skate Pass

Click here to get your family value pack.

Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Detroit Red Wings

Thursday, November 21 | Nationwide Arena | 7:00 PM

Red, white, AND Blue Jackets. The rink will surely feel patriotic this Thursday as the Columbus Blue Jackets take center ice against the Detroit Red Wings at Nationwide Arena! The first 10,000 fans who attend the game will receive free mini hockey sticks, courtesy of Value City Furniture! Show your pride and grab your tickets to the game.

 

Music

Static-X

Thursday, November 21 | EXPRESS LIVE! | 6:00 PM

Self-described evil disco group Static-X will visit Columbus to perform their first studio album in 11 years, “Project Regeneration,” which set to release in 2020. The band, which takes to the stage at EXPRESS LIVE! this Thursday, features a unique sound that mixes metal influences with electronic elements. The band will be accompanied by groups Mushroomhead, Dope, Wednesday 13 and Raven Black. Get your tickets and don’t miss out on this night full of great music and live performances.

 

Events

MagicFest Columbus

November 21-24 | Greater Columbus Convention Center | Various Hours

Are you a fan of Magic: The Gathering? If so, Greater Columbus Convention Center will be hosting MagicFest Columbus this weekend! The event includes a Grand Prix tournament, an opportunity for fans to meet the card artists, vendor booths filled with gaming swag and much more. Click here to get your tickets, bring your cards and embark on the road to become Champion!

 

What We’re Looking Forward To

Five Finger Death Punch

Tuesday, November 26 | EXPRESS LIVE! | 6:30 PM

After rocking stages for well over a decade, heavy metal band Five Finger Death Punch comes to Nationwide Arena! The band which has won a large sum of awards, including awards for Best International Rock Group and Best Live Performance, makes its way to the Arena District next Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. Joining the rock group is bands Three Days Grace, Bad Wolves and Fire From the Gods. Get your tickets and find your seats for this intense performance of metal and rock.

Stay tuned for our next edition of Arena District Digest!

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Columbus Arena District Digest | Week of November 11, 2019

Have some free time this upcoming week? Wondering what to do, where to go or what to eat in downtown Columbus? Here is the Columbus Arena District Digest for the week of November 11, 2019:

 

Fitness

Arena District Athletic Club Open House

November 11-14 | Arena District Athletic Club | 5 AM – 10 PM

Looking to join one of the best gyms in downtown Columbus? The Arena District Athletic Club—one of the city’s cleanest and most modern gyms—is holding an open house for prospective members today through Thursday! Any time between 5 AM and 10 PM, stop in, tour the facility, meet Club staff and enter to win tickets to a Blue Jackets home game. You will also receive a 10-day free trial membership and a Club t-shirt just for coming in. Click here to learn more.

 

Sports

Columbus Blue Jackets vs. St. Louis Blues

Friday, November 15 | Nationwide Arena | 7:00 PM

Do you like the color blue? What about great hockey? If you answered yes to either of these questions, be sure to join us this at Nationwide Arena as we celebrate a matchup between the Columbus Blue Jackets and the first-place St. Louis Blues. Grab your tickets and bring your friends to this exciting game!

 

Music 

The Neighbourhood

Monday, November 11 | EXPRESS LIVE! | 7:00 PM

Coming to the neighborhood tonight at EXPRESS LIVE!, it’s The Neighbourhood! This five-part California rock band makes its way to the Arena District for a night of music and melody, presented by Columbus’ alternative rock station, CD102.5. Opening the performance are musical artists, Claud and Slow Hollows. Grab your tickets here and don’t miss out on Monday’s exciting performance.

A$AP Ferg – Floor Seats Tour

Tuesday, November 12 | EXPRESS LIVE! | 7:00 PM

EXPRESS LIVE! welcomes hit rapper, A$AP Ferg, to the stage for a performance coming off his latest album, Floor Seats. Get tickets for this hot show before it sells out! Opening will be artists Murda Beatz and MadeinTYO, featured in A$AP Ferg’s song, Wam.

The Final Campaign: Slayer, Primus, Ministry, Philip H Anselmo

Tuesday, November 12 | Nationwide Arena | 6:00 PM

Tomorrow night, Slayer, the legendary thrash metal rock group—along with groups Primus, Ministry and Philip H Anselmo—will take center stage at Nationwide Arena for the last leg of The Final Campaign tour. This highly influential metal band wraps up the seventh and final leg of its farewell world tour, honoring the group’s 37 years of activity. Slayer experiences are known for their intense guitar hymns, heavy use of pyrotechnics and head-banging good times. Grab your tickets and be sure not to miss this legendary performance.

 

Events

Team Tory Presents Ohio Combat League 4

Saturday, November 16 | EXPRESS LIVE! | 6:30 PM

Coming this Saturday to EXPRESS LIVE!—the Ohio Combat League! Watch a spectacle of dazzling mixed martial arts (MMA) fighting and see Ohio’s rising stars and veterans compete in a night of full contact sport. Grab your tickets for this event and be sure to check out these amazing fights!

Hot Chocolate 15K/5K

Sunday, November 17 | McFerson Commons Park | 7:30 AM

This Sunday starting at McFerson Commons Park in Columbus’ Arena District, warm up in the cold weather by participating in the Hot Chocolate 15K/5K! During the race, marshmallow sweet stations will be dotted along course routes—among other fun surprises. A Finisher Mug encourages the consumption of decadent fondue once you cross the finish line. Funds from the race will go to support Make-A-Wish Foundation. Click here to register.

 

What We’re Looking Forward To

Static-X

Thursday, November 21 | EXPRESS LIVE! | 6:00 PM

Self-described evil disco group, Static-X, returns to the Columbus stage to perform for their first studio album in 11 years, “Project Regeneration,” set to release in 2020. The band, which will perform at EXPRESS LIVE! next Thursday, features a unique sound that mixes metal influences with electronic elements. The band will be accompanied by groups, Mushroomhead, Dope, Wednesday 13 and Raven Black. Get your tickets and don’t miss out on this night full of great music and performances.

 

Stay tuned for our next edition of Arena District Digest!

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6 Benefits of Living in Downtown Columbus

Planning on moving from the suburbs or countryside to downtown Columbus? Whether you’re making the change for work, family reasons or simply desire to be where the action is, there’s no better place to live in Ohio than Columbus proper!

 

To better acquaint you with the Columbus city life, here six great benefits of moving into a downtown Columbus apartment or condominium.

 

  1. Say Goodbye to Long Commutes

One of the greatest advantages to living in downtown Columbus is close proximity to offices and great access to public transportation. Studies show that the longer you sit in the car for your commute, the higher your risk of obesity, stress, diabetes and high blood pressure. If you work in Columbus, living in the city significantly reduces your drive time—allowing you to trim the commute, trim the fat and increase your happiness.

 

  1. Be Where the Action Is

 It’s no secret that a lot goes on in downtown Columbus, especially in its Arena District. Having more going on around you encourages you to get out, socialize and experience things you never would have living in the suburbs or countryside. Whether you’re an introvert or extrovert, we all need certain levels of social interaction to achieve a higher level of happiness, and living in the city gives you on-demand access to exactly that.

 

  1. Greater Culinary Exploration

 Living in downtown Columbus puts you in close proximity with some of Ohio’s best restaurants and bars—from local eateries to nationally established bistros. Urban living can empower your every dietary desire and need by providing a mix of healthy options, comfort cuisine or late-night hot spots to choose your next meal from.

 

  1. More Opportunity to Be Active

  Not only does city living reduce your commute time, it also reduces all your time spent in the car. With everything within a walkable radius or short drive, you can spend a lot more time on your feet and less time sitting in traffic. Downtown Columbus is filled with fantastic parks and walking, running and biking trails within the city—including the popular Scioto Mile located along the Scioto River! Additionally, Columbus offers fantastic access to physical fitness programs like yoga, spin classes, weight training and more at places like the Arena District Athletic Club.

 

  1. Access A Diverse Community

 When living in downtown Columbus, you are introduced to a wide array of people, cultures, faiths and languages—something that those living in the suburbs or countryside are rarely acquainted with. This type of urban lifestyle, in which you’re living among a greater representation of the world, can greatly expand your worldview and provide ample opportunities to meet friends and neighbors of differing backgrounds.

 

  1. Faster Emergency Response Times

 This may not seem very important on the surface, but it could end up saving your life. Columbus has a large population, which is why it also features state-leading emergency response teams and hospitals located within city limits. You will be able to relax much more knowing that, should something happen, the state’s greatest healthcare professionals are mere minutes away.

There is a lot more to love about living in Columbus, but all of boils down to things that will increase happiness, healthiness and all-around activity. City living truly has something for everyone. Leave your troubles in the suburbs and come join a plethora of people and experiences that are perfect for you!

Click here to find the Columbus downtown apartment right for you .


Columbus Arena District Digest | Week of November 4, 2019

Have some free time this upcoming week? Wondering what to do, where to go or what to eat in downtown Columbus? Here is the Columbus Arena District Digest for the week of November 4, 2019:

 

Sports

Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Vegas Golden Knights

Tuesday, November 5 | Nationwide Arena | 7:oo PM

Come out to Nationwide Arena for a night of knights as the Columbus Blue Jackets take on the Vegas Golden Knights this Tuesday at 7 p.m. Get your tickets to this exciting head-to-head match, bring some friends and cheer on the Jackets as they vie for the top of their division!

 

Music

Gryffin

Saturday, November 9 | EXPRESS LIVE! | 7:30 PM

Touring his latest album Gravity, DJ Dan Griffith, known by his stage name, Griffyn, comes to EXPRESS LIVE! next Saturday. Be sure to grab your tickets for this exciting show as Columbus Arena District embraces the synths and exotic percussions of this talented artist. Gryffin’s performance will be accompanied by opener, The Knocks. You can also enter to win a pair, too!

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The Neighbourhood

Monday, November 11 | EXPRESS LIVE! | 7:00 PM

The Neighbourhood is bringing their music ranging in genres from urban pop to electro rock, hip-hop to ’80s disco to EXPRESS LIVE! on Monday, November 11. Tickets for this show are going quick, get yours soon… Or click below for your chance to win a pair!

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What We’re Looking Forward To

A$AP Ferg – Floor Seats Tour

Tuesday, November 12 | EXPRESS LIVE! | 7:00 PM

EXPRESS LIVE! welcomes hit rapper, A$AP Ferg, to the stage for a performance coming off his latest album, Floor Seats. Get tickets for this hot show before it sells out! Opening will be artists Murda Beatz and MadeinTYO, featured in A$AP Ferg’s song, Wam.

 

The Final Campaign: Slayer, Primus, Ministry, Philip H Anselmo

Tuesday, November 12 | Nationwide Arena | 6:00 PM

Slayer, the legendary thrash metal rock group—along with groups Primus, Ministry and Philip H Anselmo—will take center stage at Nationwide Arena for the last leg of The Final Campaign tour. This highly influential metal band wraps up the seventh and final leg of its farewell world tour, honoring the group’s 37 years of activity. Slayer experiences are known for their intense guitar hymns, heavy use of pyrotechnics and head banging good times. Grab your tickets and be sure not to miss this legendary performance.

 

Stay tuned for our next edition of Arena District Digest!

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