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Greater Columbus Sports Commission Moving to the Arena District

Jul 10

COLUMBUS (July 9, 2014) – The Greater Columbus Sports Commission announced today that they will be moving to the Arena District in October.  Sports Commission Executive Director Linda Logan made the announcement.

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Record Number of Athletes to Compete at The World’s Largest Fencing Tournament in Columbus June 22-July 3

Jun 20

The USA Fencing National Championships and July North American Cup will break records again this summer as more than 4,000 athletes compete in the world’s largest fencing tournament when it comes to Columbus from June 22 – July 3 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center.

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Richard Petty Driving Experience to Partner with SPARC

May 23

Arshot Investment Corporation (“Arshot”) is pleased to welcome the Richard Petty Driving Experience (Richard Petty) as the newest partner in its automotive themed SPARC (Sports Pavilion and Automotive Research Center) near downtown Columbus. Under the terms of the partnership, Richard Petty Driving Experience will establish and operate a full spectrum Driving Experience Academy designed to leverage SPARC’s motorsports and other facilities. As one of the most experienced and recognizable national operators of driving experiences throughout the U.S., Richard Petty Driving Experience joins Michael Waltrip Racing, Midwestern Automotive Group (“MAG), and a growing stable of strategic partners aiming to capitalize on the newly designed facilities and innovative opportunities created by SPARC.

Bill Schottenstein, principal of Arshot, said “Since the beginning of this Project, it has been our intention to foster a synergistic environment for all of SPARC’s constituents by partnering with the best-of-breed partners in every aspect. We definitely accomplished this in bringing Midwestern Auto Group and Michael Waltrip Racing into SPARC. Now, with the addition of Richard Petty Driving Experience, SPARC will be able to offer the highest quality in name brand driving instruction and recreation – from driver safety courses for newly licensed teenage drivers to advanced racing techniques for automotive enthusiasts. The possibilities are plentiful, and we couldn’t be more thrilled for such a proven and well respected partner in Richard Petty to help bring them to fruition.”

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Ohio Wesleyan to Host NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships May 22-24

Apr 29

Community Invited to Watch Nation’s Top DIII Athletes Compete at Historic Selby Stadium

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2014 Ohio High School State Football Championships All-Session Tickets Now On-Sale Through Greater Columbus Sports Commission And Gridiron Gang

Apr 02

All-Session Tickets Provide Priority Seating to All Seven Championship Games Single-Game Tickets Go On-Sale in October

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Columbus to Host 2014 USA Diving Winter National Championships

Mar 12

Ohio State’s McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion to Host 125 of the Top Divers in the United States for 10 Titles Over Six Days

COLUMBUS (March 12, 2014) – The top divers in the United States will be headed back to Columbus in December as USA Diving holds the 2014 Winter National Championships at The Ohio State University’s (OSU) McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion December 16-21.

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Columbus Eagles FC Brings Women’s Premier Soccer League to Central Ohio

Mar 06

Women’s Soccer Franchise One of Four Regional Expansion Teams Joining 70+ Other U.S. Cities

The Columbus Eagles are one of the new expansion teams for 2014 in the Women’s Premier Soccer League (WPSL). The teams are made up of current and former college players who have played the game at an elite level and wish to continue to compete at that level into the future.

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Integrity Rhythmic Gymnastics to Host Country’s Largest Invitational Meet with 6th Annual Spring Fling Invitational April 4-6, 2014

Feb 19

More than 500 gymnasts are expected to compete at the Greater Columbus Convention Center

Columbus (February 19, 2014) – Integrity Rhythmic Gymnastics and the Boosters of Rhythmic and Artistic Gymnastics are pleased to announce the 6th annual Spring Fling Invitational competition in Columbus, April 4-6. For the fourth year in a row, the meet will be held in the Greater Columbus Convention Center’s Battelle Grand, which is the largest, multi-purpose ballroom in Ohio.

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Greater Columbus Sports Commission Launches “Gridiron Gang” for 2014 and 2015 Ohio High School State Football Finals

Feb 14

Archie Griffin Honorary Chair for Group of Business Leaders United to

Sell 5,000 All-Session Tickets for 2014 and 2015 State Football Championships at Ohio Stadium

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Columbus Named a Finalist for NCAA Women’s Final Four in 2017-2020

Jan 28

Ohio State, Greater Columbus Sports Commission and Nationwide Arena

A Step Closer to Hosting America’s Marquee Women’s Sporting Event

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