Taking into consideration a diverse schedule of events, the following order of priority is established:
First priority for the scheduling of facilities in the Columbus Civic Center is to accommodate regular season dates for the Columbus River Dragons & the Columbus Lions. Facility and space commitments for first priority events and activities may be made as far in advance as is necessary or appropriate and may supersede requests by second or third priority events and activities scheduled more than nine months from the event date. Civic Center Management reserves the right to block dates to allow enough time to schedule first priority events. Management also reserves the right to request dates for second or third priority events which are returning on an annual or bi-annual basis with a one-year advance notice.
Second priority is to make dates available to promoters, tour directors and amateur or professional sports officials to promote revenue – producing Arena events. Facility and date scheduling commitments for second priority events and activities made in advance of receiving Columbus River Dragons & Columbus Lions schedule may be subject to change to accommodate first priority events. For activities that are competing for the same audience and/or ticket buyers (concerts, ice shows, circuses, etc.) The Civic Center Management may maintain a 30-day waiting period before and after an existing event competing for essentially the same patrons. Management may, at its own discretions, limit the number of competing activities presented during any given period.
Third priority is to make dates available to consumer or public exhibitions, tradeshows, special events and interscholastic athletic competitions and tournaments. Contracts for third priority events will not be issued more than eighteen (18) months in advance of the date(s) of the event – except for annually reoccurring events. For activities which are competing for the same audience and/or ticket buyers (auto shows, antique shows, home shows, business expositions, etc.) the Civic Center Management may maintain a 30-day waiting period before and after an existing event competing for essentially the same patrons. Furthermore, the Management may, at its own discretion, limit the number of competing activities presented during any given period.
Fourth priority is to make dates available for non-ticketed events such as conferences, meetings, and commencements. Facility and date scheduling commitments for fourth priority events may be subject to change to accommodate first, second and third priority events scheduled six (6) months from the date. Contracts for fourth priority events will not be issued more than eighteen (18) months in advance of the date(s) of the event, except for annually recurring events.
Fifth Priority is to permit use for community events and city organizations. Fifth priority activities have access to all open times not occupied by first, second, third, fourth, and fifth priority events (including necessary facility conversion times) and be bumped at any time in favor of a first, second, third, or fourth priority event.