Columbus has professional sports teams in hockey, soccer, arena football, and minor league baseball. Columbus is a city with an array of championship events where you can always find a sporting event including baseball, football, hockey and much more. You should never miss the fun of live sporting event in Columbus, OH. Some of the best teams in the Columbus, Ohio are listed below: -
1. Columbus Blue Jackets
2. Columbus Destroyers
2. Columbus Clippers
Columbus Blue Jackets
A professional ice hockey team, Columbus Blue Jackets is based in Columbus, Ohio, United States. The team was established in 2000 and currently is a member of the Central Division of the Western Conference in the National Hockey League. Ken Hitchcock is the current head coach of the team. The team plays their home games at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio.
In October of 2000, the team had its first regular season game, a 5-3 loss to the Chicago Blackhawks. The Blue Jackets ended their first season with the record of 28-39-9-6 for 71 points. The Blue Jackets finished their second season with only 57 points. After the first fourteen games during the 2002-03 playoffs, the Blue Jackets putting up a 7-5-1-1 record but missed the playoffs once again.
2003-04 was another disappointing season for the team with only 62 points that was considered as the second-lowest total in their short history. 2004-05 was wiped out due to the NHL's lockout of its players. During 2005-06 NHL season, the team was not able to do well because of injuries to to Nash, Klesla, and the team's 2005 first-round pick Gilbert Brule and finished with the record of 35-43.
In 2006 offseason, the team signed Fredrik Norrena, Pascal Leclaire, Fredrik Modin and finished 2006-07 season with the record of 32-37. The term "Blue Jacket" is a reference to the uniform of the Union army in the American Civil War, to which the state of Ohio provided a large number of soldiers. The team’s colors are: blue, red, silver, white, and electric green.
An Arena Football League (AFL) team, Columbus Destroyers is based in Columbus, Ohio, United States. The team was founded in 1999 as Buffalo Destroyers in Buffalo, New York. In 2004, the team was renamed as Columbus Destroyers and shifted to Columbus, Ohio. The team plays their home games at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio.
As a Buffalo Destroyers the team has won two Wild Card titles one in 2000 and other in 2002. The team finished its first season as a Columbus Destroyers with the record of 6-10. The team ended its second season with the record of 2-14 and third season in 2006 with the record of 8-8. Doug Kay is the current head coach of the Destroyers.
The team currently is a member of the Eastern Division in the Arena Football League (AFL). After playing two full seasons, the team has been better received in Columbus, OH then they were in Buffalo, as their attendance levels are some of the highest in the AFL.
A minor league baseball team, Columbus Clippers is based in Columbus, Ohio, United States. The team was established in 1977 as an affiliate of the Pittsburgh Pirates and in 1979 changed its affiliation to the New York Yankees. Currently the Columbus Clippers are affiliated with the Washington Nationals and are an AAA baseball team in the International League.
The team play their home games at Cooper Stadium in Columbus, Ohio. The team’s colors are: navy blue, white, and grey. The Clippers have won the Governors' Cup seven times. The team’s logo consists of a navy blue capital "C" outlined in white and grey with a ship centered in the opening of the "C" with blue waves and baseball threading on the sails.