Cbus Sports Scene

Mayor Andrew J. Ginther Talks Sports in Columbus for 2017 and Beyond

By Steve Wartenberg | Columbus Mayor Andrew J. Ginther grew up on fields, diamonds and courts. “If you wanted to find me during the course of the year, go to the fields at the Park of Roses,” said Ginther, who grew up in the Clintonville section of the city. He played football, basketball, volleyball and baseball at Whetstone High, and football at Earlham College.

So, it’s no surprise Ginther is a sports fan, as well as a fan of how sports have helped build Columbus’s national/international reputation and have contributed to the city’s quality of life and impressive economic growth. The Greater Columbus Sports Commission (GCSC) had a chance to sit down with the Mayor recently and talk about, well, sports of course. We didn’t even have to ask a question; Ginther got going…

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HOME GROWN EVENTS

Arnold Sports Festival March 2-5

The largest multi-sport event in the world. Featuring Arnold Schwarzenegger, 175,000 sports fans, 18,000 athletes and more than 45 sports and events.

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OhioHealth Capital City Half Marathon April 29

The OhioHealth Capital City Half Marathon is one of the largest half marathons in the Midwest and is a celebration of the healthy and active lifestyle featuring a sold out field of 14,000 runners and walkers.

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the Memorial Tournament May 29-June 4

Presented by Nationwide was founded in 1976 and is hosted by Golf Legend and Columbus’ own Jack Nicklaus. The Memorial brings golf fans a top-ranked field of the world’s best professional golfers each year at this official PGA TOUR event played at Nicklaus’ own internationally acclaimed Muirfield Village Golf Club.

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Columbus Marathon Oct 15

The Nationwide Children’s Hospital Columbus Marathon has been ranked by Runner’s World as one of the top 20 marathons in the United States and by USA Today as one of the top fall marathons.

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What's New

 The @bigten Men's Swimming and Diving Championship will be held today through Saturday at @theohiostateuniversity!  #Repost  @mooremaya and the @ncaawbb Women's Final Four logo were just a few of the highlights of The Women's Sports Report! Read more on the Columbus Sports Scene Blog (link in bio). #WSR2017  We were thrilled that @mooremaya could join us this morning and talk about all things basketball at The Women's Sports Report! #WSR2017  Columbus is ready to host the @ncaawbb Women's Final Four in 2018! Take a look at the logo we revealed today at The Women's Sports Report. #WSR2017  A great night at the @hiltoncolumbus for The Women's Sports Report VIP Reception featuring @mooremaya, @smith30 and Anucha Browne! #WSR2017   #sportsincbus #cbusdoesvb Repost @ovregion with @repostapp ・・・ At the Ohio Valley Region Boys #WinterFest today? Check out the 2016 Ohio State Men's Volleyball National Championship trophy and pick up more information on the 2017 NCAA Men's Volleyball National Championship hosted at St. John Arena! #volleyball #OVR Thanks to our friends at the @columbus_sports  The @bluejacketsnhl Winter Park opens TODAY at McFerson Commons! Enjoy public skating, hockey and a variety of community events. The Park is open from Feb. 3-26--don't miss out!  Secure your seat today for The Women's Sports Report presented by @ohiohealth on February 15 at @cbusconventions! @mooremaya, one of the most elite, respected and accomplished basketball athletes in the world, will headline the breakfast with other special guests. To purchase tickets and for more info, click the link in our bio. This girl definitely has game! #WSR2017  The Sports Commission had a great time today bowling with @ohsaasports at Wayne Webb Columbus Bowl! #HappyMonday  No surprises here! Congrats to the @clbclippers' Huntington Park for being named one of the Top 100 Stadium Experiences of 2016 (and the best in Ohio)!  Sarah and Celina Merza from #OSUFencing joined Good Day Columbus today to promote the @usfencing #JanNAC! Don't miss the last day of action today at @cbusconventions!  Three straight sellouts and 13 straight wins! Keep it up @bluejacketsnhl! #CBJ  Today is the last day for @usa_diving #WinterNats16! Be sure to check out all the action at @theohiostateuniversity.  Columbus truly is The Volleyball Capital of the Midwest! Thank you to all the amazing fans who helped set the second-highest @ncaavolleyball attendance mark ever. #cbusdoesvb

Major League Sports City

Did you know that the Blue Jackets’ arrival in Columbus was announced as the top moment in Columbus sports history voted by fans in 2002 in conjunction with the launch of the Greater Columbus Sports Commission. The Columbus Blue Jackets play at Nationwide Arena, downtown in the Arena District.

To learn more about the Blue Jackets, meet the team, print off a schedule or buy tickets visit bluejackets.nhl.com.

Did you know that MAPFRE Stadium was built in 1999 as the first soccer-specific stadium built for a professional soccer team in the second pro era of American football.

Get match highlights and stay up-to-date with the team by checking out ColumbusCrewSC.com. #CrewSC

Huntington ParkDid you know that the Huntington Park was selected as the winner of the “Best of Ballparks” for Triple-A Baseball and is home to the Clippers Triple-A Affilate of the Cleveland Indians. Be sure to check at a game this season. Download the Clippers app here.

Did you know that played in the MLL Championship in 2016.

For a recap of the Ohio Machine’s season visit theohiomachine.com and follow the Ohio Machine on twitter @MachineMLL #Machine

Community Spotlight

Be a Sports Journalist an opportunity for students to be a part of the working media. Read More

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