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The Jerome Schottenstein Center (Official Thread)

Discussion in 'Buckeye Basketball' started by ScriptOhio, Nov 11, 2015.

  1. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    OHIO STATE EXPANDS BEER AND WINE SALES THROUGHOUT SCHOTTENSTEIN CENTER FOR BASKETBALL, HOCKEY SEASONS

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    Patrons attending Ohio State athletics events at the Jerome Schottenstein Center this winter are set to have the opportunity to purchase wine and beer throughout the venue, the school announced Wednesday.

    Starting Sunday when Thad Matta's basketball team hosts Mount St. Mary's in its season opener at noon, fans have the luxury of buying alcohol while they watch. Beer and wine will be available during the men's and women's basketball seasons, as well as the men's hockey season.

    The movement is an expansion of the pilot program initially enacted by the university earlier this fall, which starting selling alcohol in the club and suite level seating areas at Ohio Stadium.

    Alcohol had been available at the Schottenstein Center in a similar capacity — at the club and suite levels — since it opened in 1998. The new sales are slated to occur in the entry and terrace levels of the arena, the release said.

    Entire article: http://www.elevenwarriors.com/ohio-state-basketball/2015/11/63020/ohio-state-expands-beer-and-wine-sales-throughout-schottenstein-center-for-basketball
     
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  2. LitlBuck

    LitlBuck I Don't Want Any Trouble but People Need Banners!

    I think I know what is going to happen next Fall at Ohio Stadium:beer:
     
  3. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    FIRST LOOK AT NEW ELECTRONIC MARQUEE AT THE SCHOTTENSTEIN CENTER; COSTS $575K

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    One corner of the Schottenstein Center's exterior is getting a facelift.

    Ohio State is putting a massive electronic marquee above the southeast entrance of the multipurpose facility this week. It is 28 feet wide and 37 feet tall and costs $575,000, Schottenstein Center Director of Communications Gary O'Brien told Eleven Warriors Friday.

    The money to pay for the marquee is coming out of the Schottenstein Center's capital improvement fund and set to advertise various CASE (Columbus Arena Sports and Entertainment) events, O'Brien said.

    "What it's going to do is it's going to be limited to CASE events, which includes The Schottenstein Center, Nationwide Arena and whatever else," O'Brien said. "It will include stadium shows like concerts that we do at Ohio Stadium and elsewhere. Athletic events and various select and major OSU events."

    Entire article: http://www.elevenwarriors.com/ohio-state-basketball/2016/05/70773/first-look-at-new-video-board-at-the-schottenstein-center
     
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  4. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    Schottenstein Center Slated for 32 Million Dollar Overhaul

    There is a planned upgrade to the Schottenstein Center that will spruce up the building and add 60,000 square feet to the existing structure as well.

    The plan calls for an addition to the North side of the arena that will allow major reshuffling of certain customer services and for adjustment in office space usage within the arena.The rest of the 32 million will go basically into cosmetics.

    "It's about a 32 million dollar project that has a few pieces to it," said OSU Associate Vice President for Business Advancement Xen Riggs whose office is in charge of the project.

    "One of them is to give the main concourse kind of a face lift. The building is going to be 18 years old this year in October."

    The first stage will be the north side addition. It includes an expanded concourse and new entry that will lead to the ticket sales window. It will also include new, improved lighting and an upgrade to wall and ceiling decor as well as new concession areas. Additionally, the team shop will be moved to that area as well.

    "The extension will extend all along that north side approximately to where the curb is now," said Riggs.

    "The outside wall will line up with the outside wall of the new practice facility on the west side of the arena.

    "The northeast corner is where we'll be moving the ticket office, which will make it much more convenient for people to park and come up and take care of business. The ticket office has outgrown their space with sales and other things that we're doing so we'll help them reorganize and be all together in one place.

    "The official team store will go away and move also to that north side so we'll have an exterior entrance and be a little more accessible.

    "The current location of the team store will become more of a food court kind of concept that will allow us to have a little more space to put back into the building."

    The addition is not the only thing you are going to notice. The 18-year old building is also going to get some cosmetic upgrades as well.

    "When you live in a building you don't always see all the aging pieces of it. Hopefully we're cognizant enough to know that we need to refresh," said Riggs.

    "We try to do that in small ways, but this is more of a major refresh.

    "We're going to go into the main concourse and change out the graphics. You're going to see some different lighting and color schemes and a lot of cosmetic kind of things that will energize the fans that are coming in, some signage that will let people get around a little better. That's probably the main focus of what we're doing."

    Cosmetics may be a focus, but there are practical considerations involved in the renovation as well. Overall improvements will also include improved interior and exterior lighting, upgrades to the climate control system due to the increased in square footage, interactive kiosks and LED video walls are also planned for various parts of the building. It doesn't end there.

    "The other piece of it is to try and fix some functional challenges that we have," said Riggs.

    "We're actually building out on the north side of the building and what will be located there will be the men's and women's basketball offices that are currently on the south side of the building.

    "Those will be located near their practice facility on the northwest corner."

    Entire article: http://theozone.net/Ohio-State/Mens-Basketball/2016/News/Schottenstein-Center-Slated-for-32-Million-Dollar-Overhaul
     
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  5. LitlBuck

    LitlBuck I Don't Want Any Trouble but People Need Banners!

    I have a better idea. Take all of that money and do a nice refurbish of St. John Arena so we once again can have a basketball facility. Nothing against you Script:biggrin:
     
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  6. BayBuck

    BayBuck Buckeyes are best

    Funny thing is, $32M is just about exactly what they estimated (in 2010) it would cost to fully repair/renovate St. John.
     
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  7. DZ83CK

    DZ83CK Not Banned

    They are not going to renovate St. John Arena. They are eventually going to find the funding to demolish it, apparently it costs millions to tear down a building. I believe they plan to turn St. John Arena's space into student housing eventually.
     
  8. BayBuck

    BayBuck Buckeyes are best

    Oh I know (and am completely in favor of the plan).

    The thing about OSU is, once word starts getting out, the decision has already long since been made.
     
  9. DZ83CK

    DZ83CK Not Banned

    I find it odd that the building staff were complaining about their offices and not being able to interact with other staff. Working out of a "cubby hole" office, yeah right. How many building staff have offices they need to work out of there? The janitors gotta have offices? Gotta talk about where clean up is needed & you can't fit an office phone in your cubby hole, so move over Thad Matta! LOL

    Moving the ticket office from the SE corner to the NE corner - people can't walk from the North side of the arena to the South side to buy tickets? It's not that much further. Just say you want to expand the space and it makes the most sense to do it on the same side of the arena instead of making uneven additions to the arena, & you've got a lot of money to spend and want something new to market, those things are more of a motivating factor than making it a slightly shorter walk for people who drove there to get to the ticket office.

    The things I like about the expansion, getting the team shop on the side of the building & directly accessible from outside instead of being kind of hidden inside of it & perhaps expanding the team shop, and the idea they will put a food court with something new where it had been. Those could all be good changes, but this isn't the type of project that is going to pay for itself.

    Would like to see what exactly the cosmetic changes are - they don't have a model for this?
     
  10. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

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  11. DZ83CK

    DZ83CK Not Banned

    #6 was my favorite
     
  12. ORD_Buckeye

    ORD_Buckeye Wrong glass, Sir.

  13. BVistahC

    BVistahC Disciplina in Civitatem

    Voted for No. 4.

    Hoping for more student/alumni/fan participation (voting) for various Ohio State Athletics events and venues.

    Go Buckeyes.
     
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  14. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

  15. DZ83CK

    DZ83CK Not Banned

    I don't particularly care for any of those finalist designs. I prefer a light gray/silver over a dark gray, wish they had never used any dark gray in any of the designs. They are going to end up with something not very attractive.
     

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