Nationwide Arena is the centerpiece of the downtown Arena District featuring an exciting mixture of restaurants, business, entertainment and residential space that attracts visitors from across the country.   Come Early – Stay Late.

Nationwide Arena – home of the NHL’s Columbus Blue Jackets is a multi-purpose entertainment facility. The flexible venue hosts a wide variety of events including concerts, family shows, ice shows, NCAA Athletic Championships, convention business and corporate meetings.

Located in the heart of the 95‐acre Arena District in downtown Columbus, the 748,000 square foot facility can easily host 5,000 to 20,000 guests making it ideal for large ceremonies, general sessions or sales meetings. Small meeting rooms, luxury suites and a club level concourse are available for small to medium‐sized breakouts.

The lower arena bowl can be configured for capacities from 2,500 to 8,000. The full arena seats up to 20,000 depending on stage and production set-up.

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