New NHL series could bring $20 million boost to Columbus

The NHL Stadium Series is on March 1, 2025 at Ohio Stadium where the Columbus Blue Jackets face the Detroit Red Wings.

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The Shoe will also host an NHL game in 2025. | Photo by @johnhueth

The countdown to the 2025 NHL Stadium Series is underway, and financial experts are already counting up the possible dollars.

Columbus Sports Commission estimated the city will see a $20 million boost in direct visitor spending as a result of the game in Columbus on March 1, 2025. This matchup features the Columbus Blue Jackets and Detroit Red Wings playing inside Ohio Stadium, a first for the stadium + Jackets.

With that figure in mind, we asked ourselves: What does $20 million look like in Columbus? Here’s a rough idea:

  • At an average ticket price of $158 (according to SeatGeek), you could purchase a single ticket to 126,582 Columbus Blue Jackets games.
  • A meter nonpayment ticket is $30, meaning you could rack up 666,000+ parking tickets before running out of cash.
  • You could buy 7.1+ million buckeye-flavored donuts from Buckeye Donuts.