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Columbus will host the 2015 NHL All-Star Game

Nov 2, 2013, 7:33 PM EDT

The NHL announced that Columbus will host the 2015 NHL All-Star Game. The events will take place from Jan. 24-25.

Enjoy this bit of video explanation from the league:

Here’s the logo:


Nationwide Arena was supposed to be the site of the 2013 All-Star Game, but the latest lockout ruined that dream. Here’s a little spiel from the Blue Jackets:

“The All-Star celebration is a marquee event featuring the best players in the world and the Blue Jackets are thrilled to be able to bring it to Central Ohio for our fans and community,” Blue Jackets majority owner John P. McConnell said in a statement. “Columbus and the arena district offer an unmatched setting for this celebration of hockey and the NHL’s commitment to having the event here speaks volumes about the support of our fans and the strength of our market.”

So, is it too early to discus who will host the 2016 edition? Go ahead, you know you want to.

  1. lowenni - Nov 2, 2013 at 7:43 PM

    Good for them. Up and coming team, and an up and coming market. From what I’ve heard, hockey’s becoming more popular there as the Jackets become more successful. Hope the All Star Game helps the market there even more

    • govtminion - Nov 3, 2013 at 10:08 AM

      Couldn’t agree more. With the steps forward the Jackets took last year and (hopefully) this year, perhaps they’ll even be a playoff threat for next season when the game takes place. It’s amazing what getting competent management can do for a team- and based on what John Davidson did in St. Louis, I’d say the Jackets are finally in good hands. It’s going to take more time to make them into a good team, but this is as good as they’ve looked since entering the league anyway.

  2. steelers88 - Nov 2, 2013 at 7:53 PM

    When is Consol Energy Center going to host the NHL All Star game? It is a top 5 arena. It is a state of the art NHL arena. It has tons of suites, boxes, and restaurants throughout the building. There is also not a bad seat in the house and it seats over 18,000 people.

    • handsofsweed - Nov 3, 2013 at 10:14 AM

      In a few years. Relax. It’s not like the NHL doesn’t know about Pittsburgh and Consol. In the meantime, other cities are also deserving. We’ll get our All-Star game in due time.

  3. baseballbarrister - Nov 3, 2013 at 2:18 PM

    I think I’ve said this before, but I’ve always wondered why the Verizon Center has never had the opportunity to host it.

    It was built in 97 so it’s not a ‘new’ venue like Consol in Pitt. But, it’s already hosted an NBA All-Star game, and would undoubtably embrace the game.

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