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February 5, 2013 3:01 pm

Behold: Nationwide Arena

Welcome to Columbus’ creatively named “Arena District,” where Nationwide Arena sits amidst a collection of bars and restaurants. There’s Buca di Beppo and bd’s Mongolian Grill amongst other eateries, and an intersection I like to think of as “Little Canada,” which features a Tim Horton’s directly across the street from Boston’s.

The interior of Nationwide Arena is gorgeous and features a beautiful HD scoreboard. As one would expect, it’s much nicer than the larger Value City Arena, which was constructed two years prior to Nationwide’s opening and serves the home of Ohio State basketball and hockey.

UPDATE: This is a new HD scoreboard, apparently, and was installed for the 2013 All-Star Game, which was cancelled due to the lockout. Thank you, Alex Kinkopf (@KingsCastBlog), for the note.

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