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Nationwide Arena
Nationwide Arena

Nationwide Arena

8.717 reviews
Sports, Hockey Stadium
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200 W Nationwide Blvd, Columbus, OH 43215
614-246-2000
http://www.nationwidearena.com
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You could see a bull riding competition one night, an NHL game the next, followed up by a performance by Bon Jovi the night after that. This multipurpose arena in Columbus, built on the site of the ... Read more
abandoned Ohio Penitentiary, hosts a myriad of sporting and entertainment events – from professional wrestling to Bette Midler in concert. The home of the Columbus Blue Jackets will host the 2013 National Hockey League All-Star Game.

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It is one of the best Hockey arenas I've been too. As a bonus the Arena is surrounded by some decent restaurants and bars.

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Went to see a hokey match. Love the arena very clean and well kept. Lot of food choices and such.

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I had the pleasure of attending a Columbus Blue Jackets Hockey game here against the Vancouver Canucks. It's a nice arena, with great sight lines, friendly and helpful staff, huge concourses, clean restrooms, and a pretty decent and tasty concessions selection (including local micro brew). Reasonably priced parking was also close by and there's lots of bar and restaurant choices starting almost right at the front door.

I sat in Section 117 (Lower Bowl) which was the Visitor's attack zone for 2 periods. It was around a ~$70 ticket that I got on ebay for $29! It was also great to see the players more up close in personal than in my usual Upper Bowl selection at SJ Sharks games. My only minor complaint was that the game wasn't sold out and there wasn't really any learned game-related chatter in my section. Of course, I'm still wondering how Columbus can support an NHL team and how they were even chosen for a franchise to begin with. Maybe Cleveland and Cincinnati decided to split the difference?

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Home of the Columbus Blue Jackets Hockey and Concert Venue.

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