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October 12, 2020

See Firsthand How the Ohio Center Garage Was Built

After nearly a year and a half of construction, the Franklin County Convention Facilities Authority-owned Ohio Center Garage opened for business earlier this year. With 650 new parking spaces, the garage’s opening brought the total number of convention parking spaces to more than 4,700. Now, you can see firsthand how construction...
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March 13, 2020

Greater Columbus Convention Center Statement on the Coronavirus

The Greater Columbus Convention Center continues to closely monitor the latest developments regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) globally and any potential impact it may have on our day-to-day operations. In response to growing awareness and concern, the Greater Columbus Convention Center continues to follow the precautionary guidelines of the Centers for...
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February 27, 2020

Calls for Art Result in Overwhelming Artist Response

The new Hilton Columbus Downtown tower won’t open until 2022, but hundreds of local artists already are vying to be represented on its walls and in its halls. A call for art through the Greater Columbus Arts Council resulted in some 500 submissions by contemporary artists, says James Reese of Reese...
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February 27, 2020

Ohio Center Garage Opens for Business

After nearly a year and a half of construction, the Franklin County Convention Facilities Authority-owned Ohio Center Garage opened for business on February 25. Completed in time for two major events at the Greater Columbus Convention Center – the Arnold Sports Festival (March 5-8) and the Columbus International Auto Show (March...
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February 27, 2020

Nationwide Arena Preparing for a Physical Exam

Twenty years ago, what is now known as the Arena District was an abandoned area that once housed the Ohio Penitentiary. Today, Nationwide Arena anchors a district that is recognized as one of the most stunning success stories in America. But now, two decades later, the 20,000 seat Arena is due...
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December 18, 2019

Taking Stock of 2019 and Looking Toward 2020: Growth as an Arts Center

Growth as an Arts Center The FCCFA is increasingly recognized not just for its state-of-the-art convention and event venues, but as a center for public art. In 2019, the FCCFA took significant steps forward to expand its arts offerings and support for local artists by holding the city’s first ever Creative...
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December 18, 2019

Taking Stock of 2019 and Looking Toward 2020: Convention Business

ASAE proved to be the plumb that everyone had anticipated, bringing 5,400 association professionals and industry partners to Columbus for the first time. High attendee ratings for Columbus and its convention facilities became cause for optimism that ASAE members will book events here for their own associations in the coming...
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December 18, 2019

Taking Stock of 2019 and Looking Toward 2020: Building Projects

During 2019, the FCCFA kept pace with the growth of central Ohio’s conventions and events sector – which contributes more than $8 billion to the local economy each year – by pursuing two major building projects: the Ohio Center Garage and the Hilton Columbus Downtown hotel expansion. After breaking ground in...
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December 18, 2019

Taking Stock of 2019 and Looking Toward 2020

“Every time you tear a leaf off a calendar, you present a new place for new ideas and progress.” –  Inventor Charles Kettering As the FCCFA prepares to tear another leaf off the calendar, we look back on 2019 with a sense of accomplishment and forward to 2020 with an...
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