The Nationwide Arena is located at 200 West Nationwide Boulevard in Columbus, Ohio. It resides in the 43215 zip code.
For ice hockey games, the Nationwide Arena has a capacity of 18,144. For basketball games, it holds 19,500. For concerts, it has a capacity of 21,000.
Ground broke in May of 1998, with the venue officially opening on September 9, 2000.
The Nationwide Arena is home to the Columbus Blue Jackets of the NHL.
From the North via I-71 and I-670
Take I-71 South to I-670 West and exit at Neil Avenue. Turn left at the intersection onto Neil Avenue and proceed to designated parking lots.
From the South via I-71
Take I-71 North and exit at Front Street (Exit 100A). Turn left at the intersection onto Front Street and proceed North to designated parking lots.
From the East via I-70
Take I-70 West and exit at Fourth Street. Continue onto Fulton Street and take it to Front Street. Proceed North on Front Street to designated parking lots.
From the West via I-70
Take I-70 East and exit at Fourth Street. Continue onto Fulton Street and take it to Front Street. Proceed North on Front Street to designated parking lots.
There are over 15,000 parking spots available within a 10-minute walk to the Nationwide Arena.
Arena District Parking is the primary parking affiliate for the venue.
Gate Locations and openings
There are two main entrances into the Nationwide Arena. They are labeled the Toyota Tower, which is located in the northwest section of the venue, and the South Party Tower, which is located in the southwest section of the venue. Doors typically open one (1) hour prior to the start of an event.
In accordance with the NHL bag policy, guests may only carry clear plastic or vinyl bags that do not exceed the size of 12 inches x 6 inches x 12inches. One-gallon clear plastic freezer bags (Ziploc) will be permitted as well as small handbags and purses. Staff personnel have the right to check all bags at random before guests enter the arena. Failure to comply with staff will result in being denied access into the Nationwide Arena.