Blue Jackets Oppose Columbus "Ticket Tax"

COLUMBUS, Ohio (24-7 News)--A proposed seven percent ticket tax is being opposed by the President of the Columbus Blue Jackets hockey team.  

Details of a letter sent to the City Council earlier this month by CBJ President Michael Priest were made public Tuesday.  In the letter, Priest voiced concerns that the new tax would do harm to the team's business and lead to revenue loss.  

Supporters of the tax say the fee would help the Columbus art scene and keep it competitive with other cities.

The tax would also fund upkeep and renovations to Nationwide Arena, the venue that the Blue Jackets use for their home games. 

City Council has held public meetings on the proposal. 

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