Columbus City Council Approves New DORA Zone in Arena District

By Jacob Nitzberg on July 27, 2021 at 8:07 am
The DORA zone in the Arena District.
City of Columbus

The Arena District just got more fun.

Last night, Columbus City Council approved the creation of a Designated Outdoor Refreshment Area (DORA) in the Arena District. If you're unfamiliar with DORA, Channel 10 News summed it up well: these zones "allow people to purchase alcoholic beverages from participating bars and restaurants and take them outside and into other participating locations within the area during home games for the Columbus Blue Jackets, Columbus Clippers and Columbus Crew."

The DORA will begin three hours before the start of a home game for any of those three clubs and run until 11:59 p.m. The target goal for the DORA to be functioning is the third quarter of the year, per Channel 10 News.

This should make the Arena District even more vibrant and exciting on game days.