One of the most beautiful and unique sports and entertainment venues in the world, Nationwide Arena opened its doors in September, 2000 with the nation's only two-night performance of the sold-out "Soul to Soul" tour featuring Tim McGraw and Faith Hill.Plan to see Nationwide Arena and other attractions that appeal to you using our Columbus trip itinerary builder website .
Nationwide Arena is the home of the National Hockey League's Columbus Blue Jackets and a wide variety of world-class entertainment events.
Located on the corner of Nationwide Boulevard and Front Street in downtown Columbus, the $150 million facility raises the bar of excellence for sports and entertainment facilities. The following unique features separate Nationwide Arena from its peers:
Nationwide Arena holds the distinction as the first building in the National Hockey League to have the team's practice facility, Dispatch Ice Haus, attached to the arena where the team plays its games. The Dispatch Ice Haus is open to the public as well.
Nationwide Arena is the centerpiece of the Arena District, Columbus' newest entertainment area. This trendy section of downtown development is a unique mixture of business, entertainment and residential space that attracts a broad spectrum of tenants and visitors from across the country and North America.
Whatever the occasion, Nationwide Arena offers premier entertainment inside and out.
Nationwide Arena Reviews
Great place....wish it was for a hockey game but seemed clean and great seating for the conference. It was super hot so nice the arena was well air conditioned more »
Nationwide arena is a great venue for concerts and Columbus BlueJackets games. It's very clean and nice. Short walking distance from a lot of parking lots and restaurant options as well. We always enj... more »
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. ❤️
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.
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