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Experience Columbus awarded Huntington Park with the “Expy Award” today. The Expy Awards recognize outstanding contribution to the visitor experience of Columbus!
Huntington Park has been named to Columbus Alive’s “Best of Columbus 2010″ winners.
Ballpark Digest has written a review of Huntington Park:
We visit Huntington Park, the new home of the Columbus Clippers. Has someone finally built the perfect ballpark?
A Grand Opening
Dan Gearino, Dispatch
Aidan Gregory went to his first baseball game yesterday, which also happened to be the first game played at Huntington Park.
The 4-year-old from the Northwest Side sat with his family along Nationwide Boulevard and watched the procession of marching bands, baseball heroes and local dignitaries that preceded the first pitch.
Somebody is going to have to tell Aidan he won’t always get a parade before a Columbus Clippers game. And he won’t always get perfect weather.
More press fom the opener…
Birth of a ballpark (Jim Massie, Dispatch)
New park takes place among city’s sacred yards (Bob Hunter, Dispatch)
This was released today concerning Tuesday and Thursday’s games while the BlueJackets are hosting playoff games at the arena:
Columbus, Ohio-based Nationwide Realty Investors (NRI) has released important parking information for Tuesday, April 21 and Thursday, April 23, when both the Columbus Blue Jackets and the Columbus Clippers will host home games in the Arena District.
With more than 15,000 parking spaces available in and around the Arena District, there will be plenty of great parking for next week’s hockey and baseball games. All lots and garages will be open for public use.
Huntington Park patrons are encouraged to access the parking areas at the west end of the Arena District, which are easily accessible via the Neil Avenue exit off of I-670. In order to utilize discounted $3.00 parking passes, Clippers ticket holders must pre-purchase the passes online at www.arenadistrictparking.com by entering the event code located on each ticket. The $3.00 parking passes are valid for the Neil Avenue and Arena Grand Theatre garages, and the lot located east of the Eye Center along Neil Avenue. Both the parking pass and event ticket will be required for entry. Those patrons who do not pre-purchase parking will be required to pay the Nationwide Arena event rates posted at the garage and lot entrances.
Attendees of the Blue Jackets games are encouraged to park at the east end of the Arena District (Front Street and Chestnut parking garages). The east end of the District is easily accessed from the Third Street exit at I-670. As always, parking lots and garages reserved for Blue Jacket VIP and season ticket holders, located just west of Nationwide Arena, will also be open.
In honor of the Columbus Blue Jackets first Stanley Cup playoff appearance, the Arena District will host activities on both game days beginning at 3:30 p.m. on Battelle plaza, and Blue Jacket game time is 7:00 p.m. both evenings. In order to improve the flow of traffic through the Arena District, the Columbus Clippers games on the 21st and 23rd have been moved to a 6:05 p.m. start.
Download the press release:
Parking Press Release 4-17-09.pdf
Parking map for the Arena District:
New baseball stadium is a hit with county officials
Barbara Carmen, Columbus Dispatch
The first fans arrived at Huntington Park yesterday.
Like the kids they were — decades ago — they raced up fresh concrete steps and wiggled atop a rooftop-level bank of bleachers. Then several pointed out the sections where they’d bought seats for the opening season.
The wind was gentle, the sun was warm, and the sky was a perfect blue. Franklin County Commissioners Paula Brooks, Marilyn Brown and John O’Grady lapped up the praise as they led the first official tour inside the new $70 million ballpark.
The stadium, set to open April 18 in the Arena District, is finished except for a few final touches: Food concessions need to tote in the hot dogs, the Clippers have yet to clutter their new locker room, and the place needs a good dusting.
In case you missed this from Sunday’s Columbus Dispatch…
Huntington Park won’t open for five weeks, but it’s almost a sellout — for sponsorships.
The ballpark’s board has nailed down $39.6 million in corporate money for naming rights and is negotiating deals worth an additional $9 million.
The new ballpark in the Arena District, to open April 18, had promised to raise $37 million from private sponsors.
“The numbers far exceed anything the financial analysts thought we’d do,” Clippers President and General Manager Ken Schnacke said