Putting all the "we need our arena deal so we can pursue other events" lobbying aside, let's look at the events for which the Greater Columbus Sports Commission apparently is on record as pursuing:
- NHL All-Star Game (at Nationwide) in 2013 or 2015 - The bid has been submitted!
- NCAA regional hockey tournament games in 2013
- The Big Ten hockey championship (at Nationwide) in 2013
- The NHL Winter Classic (at Ohio Stadium) in 2015
- The NCAA Frozen Four (at Nationwide) in 2015
2014 appears to be a NCAA basketball bidding year for the Commission.
An All-Star Game? The Winter Classic? College hockey tournaments? Sounds good to me.