By Steve Wartenberg | It takes a long time for Doug Beal to make his way from one end of the Greater Columbus Convention Center to the other. Plenty of people want to say hello, strategize, plan, pitch, share memories and a few laughs with the CEO of US A Volleyball.
“I’m here to get a feel for the event and try and figure out ways to enhance the experience for the players, coaches, parents, the college coaches here to scout players and all the officials,” said Beal, 67, who has deep central Ohio roots and helped grow the sport he loves locally, nationally and internationally.
By Steve Wartenberg | The Greater Columbus Convention Center was under construction in early 1991, the massive building filled with scaffolding, workers and all their equipment.
By Steve Wartenberg | The aspirational goals of the Greater Columbus Sports Commission once included hosting three major events: USA Volleyball Girls’ Junior National Championships, the NHL’s All-Star Weekend and the NCAA Women’s Final Four.
Done, done and booked.
By Steve Wartenberg
When it comes to their love of sports, Columbus fans are far from average.
Training camp event to feature scrimmage format at Ohio Stadium on Aug. 7
Columbus to host one of USA Volleyball’s signature events in the Boy’s Junior National Championships June 28 – July 5Jun 16
USA Volleyball Returns to the Convention Center with Boys’ Signature Championship for First Time; Record Number of Teams Represents Nearly $13 Million in Visitor Spending for Region
By Steve Wartenberg
There’s a way to visit the fastest man in the world, the greatest golfer who ever swung a club and maybe, just maybe, the best college football
Urban Meyer to Headline the 2015 Morning Sports Report, Celebrating Ohio State’s Five National ChampionshipsJun 03
Breakfast presented by Marathon will celebrate Ohio State’s national championships
BEREA, Ohio – The Cleveland Browns on Thursday announced the team will host the “Orange & Brown Scrimmage” at Ohio Stadium in Columbus on Friday, Aug. 7. The late afternoon intrasquad scrimmage at The Horseshoe will be free to fans and will feature a competitive format, updating the recent open practice structure of the franchise’s annual Family Day/FamilyNight.
“The intrasquad scrimmage is an important element of our preparation for the 2015 season,” said Head Coach Mike Pettine. “Ohio Stadium will provide a great atmosphere for our team to compete, and I’m confident our players and fans will enjoy the experience.”
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado (May 7, 2015) – U.S. Figure Skating has announced that the 2016 U.S. Figure Skating Governing Council meeting will be held in Columbus, Ohio. The three-day meeting is set for April 28-30, 2016. Columbus was officially announced as next year’s host at the 2015 Governing Council held May 1-3 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Governing Council was also held in Columbus in 2005.
“We look forward to working with the Greater Columbus Sports Commission and Hilton Columbus Downtown to bring our annual meeting to Columbus next spring,” U.S. Figure Skating Executive Director David Raith said. “The area has a lot to offer and we’re confident the Governing Council attendees will enjoy their free time in the city.”