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$60M of urgent repairs are needed at Blue Jackets' Nationwide Arena


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Daniel Lucente
July 10, 2024  (9:29)
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Nationwide Arena where the Columbus Blue Jackets play NHL games
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After over 25 years of use, Columbus Blue Jackets' home, Nationwide arena, ins in some serious need of emergency repairs.

These key repairs are expected to cost upwards of $60 million. The Blue Jackets won't be able to avoid these repairs, as we've seen Gary Bettman and the NHL heavily criticize and threaten to relocate teams that do not keep their arenas up in tip top shape.
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A list of some of the detailed key repairs was broken down by The Hockey News, and the list is quite long.
Roof - $9 million
Cooling Towers - $7.5 million
New Scoreboard - $8.5 million
Fire Alarm replacement - $2.5 million
Suite renovations - $1 million
Club Level renovations - $1.7 million
Concession stand overhaul - $1.5 million
Party Tower LED improvements - $675k

The Blue Jackets can take some consolation knowing that they will not have to foot the entire bill all by themselves, as this arena is used by multiple different organizations within the city, which means costs should be split up. However, when combined with some of the other facilities that need repairs, costs reach close to $170 million
Nationwide Arena and convention center need $170 million in upgrades, owner says
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For those that were hoping the Blue Jackets can relocate to another city if they don't fix their arena, the move wouldn't happen quickly, as the team did sign an agreement to remain in Columbus until 2039. We do know, however, that Bettman has the power to make changes when things do not go his way.

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