The city of Columbus has much to gain from providing continued maintenance and upgrades to Nationwide Arena, said Franklin County Convention Facilities Executive Director Bill Jennison Friday.
Its all part of our pitch to the NCAA to bring more events here, said Jennison of the 5.7 million technological upgrades at Nationwide Arena, expected to be finished Sept. 15.
The city of Columbus was host to the 2012 NCAA basketball tournament in March and has put in multiple bids for future NCAA events here as well. Jennison said the new Dispatch Digital Media Center currently being installed at Nationwide Arena was designed for basketball, as well as hockey, to support more tournament bids in Columbus.
Basketball likes to have a different set-up on their board to show the rosters for their teams, said Jennison. This board will accommodate all of those needs.
The multi-million project features a true HD video scoreboard and screens almost three times larger than that of the original board (C...