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Potential owner for Columbus hockey team lays out big plans, reveals new name

New York businessman to bring hockey and entertainment to Columbus

Fidel Jenkins of Residential World Media highlights game theme-nights and off season, big-ticket events to accompany Columbus Burn hockey. Jenkins also confirms that he is in talks with Jerome Bechard about the former Cottonmouths coach future wit
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Fidel Jenkins of Residential World Media highlights game theme-nights and off season, big-ticket events to accompany Columbus Burn hockey. Jenkins also confirms that he is in talks with Jerome Bechard about the former Cottonmouths coach future wit

The prospective owner of the Columbus Southern Professional Hockey League franchise laid out a radical reorganization plan during a meeting with members of the media Wednesday afternoon.

Fidel Jenkins said he plans to change everything from ticket pricing to sponsorships and also name the team the Columbus Burn.

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The prospective owner of the Columbus Southern Professional Hockey League franchise laid out a radical reorganization plan during a meeting with members of the media Wednesday afternoon. Fidel Jenkins said he plans to change everything from ticket pricing to sponsorships and also name the team the Columbus Burn. Fidel Jenkins Submitted photo

He is also planning to put in a new video scoreboard, electronic dasher board and a sound system at the Columbus Civic Center at his own expense.

Before the meeting, Jenkins had met with about 20 sponsors during a closed-door lunch. Several of the sponsors said they were not at liberty to discuss the details, but Jenkins laid them out for the media after the lunch.

Jenkins said has not executed a lease with the city, but it was about 99 percent finalized. Any lease would have to be approved by Columbus Council.

Chuck Williams: 706-571-8510, @chuckwilliams

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