Nationwide Arena

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  • Address: 200 W Nationwide Blvd, Columbus, OH 43215, Columbus City, United States
  • Timings: 10:00 am - 03:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +1-6142462000
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Arena, Family And Kids

Home of the National Hockey League's Columbus Blue Jackets, this stadium is considered to be one of the most beautiful in the world. Depending on the event (basketball, hockey, arena football, concerts) seating space varies from 17000 to 21000. While the best way to experience the area is at one of these events, guided tours held on weekdays can be quite fun. They take you through the Main Concourse, the Bud Light Terrace, FOX Sports Ohio Blue Line store, the Club Level, the Pizzuti Club Lounge, and the OhioHealth Ice Haus.

There is one tragedy associated with the arena, that of 13 year old Brittanie Cecil, who was struck in the head by a flying puck deflected from the rink. A lighter piece of trivia is that the arena is built on the location of a former prison parking lot.

Nationwide Arena Travel Tips

  • Paid parking is available in various locations.
  • All tours start at Southwest Entrance, near the intersection of Nationwide Blvd and McConnell Blvd.

Entrance Ticket Details For Nationwide Arena

  • Guided tours are free.
  • Event admission fees vary by event.

Nationwide Arena Hours


  • Monday - Friday from 10am to 3pm; closed on Saturday and Sunday.
  • Tours only take place on non event days, must be booked at least 72 hours in advance.
  • Tours last 1 hour.
  • Groups of 20+ may book a tour outside of regular hours.

How to Reach Nationwide Arena

  • Bus 18 and 67 stop Nationwide Blvd & McConnell Blvd.
  • Bus 19 stop Vine St & N Front St.
  • Bus 3, 18, 30 stop Neil Ave & Broadbelt Ln.

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  • Nationwide Arena Address: 200 W Nationwide Blvd, Columbus, OH 43215, Columbus City, United States
  • Nationwide Arena Contact Number: +1-6142462000
  • Nationwide Arena Timing: 10:00 am - 03:00 pm
  • Best time to visit Nationwide Arena(preferred time): 10:00 am - 02:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Nationwide Arena: 02:00 Hrs
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  • 16.47% of people who visit Columbus City include Nationwide Arena in their plan

  • 95% of people start their Nationwide Arena visit around 10 AM - 11 AM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Nationwide Arena

Monday, Thursday and Sunday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Nationwide Arena

People normally club together North Market and Jubilee Museum And Catholic Cultural Center while planning their visit to Nationwide Arena.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

Nationwide Arena Reviews & Ratings

  • Went to Nationwide Arena in Columbus for a Joyce Meyer conference with one of my best friends and it was a great Arena. Great parking right there adjacent to the Arena. Great signage so you knew where to go. Plenty of restaurants within and located directly outside of the arena. Great view and sound within the seating areas. I always love Columbus. ❤️

  • Home of the Columbus Blue Jackets. Always have a great time there. Whether it is a hockey game or concert the venue is great. There is a variety of different kinds of food and beverages. The food is decent though I think a little bit on the pricey side. There are also plenty of restaurants to choose from outside the arena. The facilities are kept clean. The staff is also very helpful.

  • First hockey game! They won! I was so impressed and happy for the win and the experience! The people were nice and very helpful. It's a huge arena so getting lost well could be easy but there's always someone to help. I can't wait to go back.

  • I had never been here before, due to finances was in the upper seats and while there was a clear view of stage it was too far away to make out the features of the performers but this was expected , unfortunately the view of the big screen where I could have seen them was blocked by a lighting boom hanging from the ceiling and cutting across the entire screen where their faces were, this was very disappointing and I wish the seating charts would have mentioned this or another screen would have been more visible for upper rows. That being said the sound was fantastic ( it was Queen ) and the seats were easily accessible and comfortable.

  • I visited Nationwide Arena for a Twenty One Pilots concert. The venue exceeded my expectations. The event was organized very well. The venue was air conditioned (at moment I visited it was the hottest day of the summer so far) which was very refreshing. Twenty One Pilots also put on an amazing show. I would not hesitate to purchase tickets for another event at Nationwide Arena.

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