Nationwide Arena

Hockey Arena and Music Venue
Arena District, Columbus
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  • jiresell
    "First time seeing the Blue Jackets and had a great time."(22 Tips)
    Brian B.
    "Best arena in the NHL, you've gotta make it here at least once!"(14 Tips)
    John M.
    "Super nice arena with lots to do in the nearby Arena district."(4 Tips)
    Bill L.
    "Squint and you might see a hockey team on the ice."(4 Tips)
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  • John M.
    John MannSeptember 2, 2014
    Super nice arena with lots to do in the nearby Arena district. Almost always tickets avail. at the door. If you need help deciding which Seats to Purchase for your next Blue Jackets game, check out Read more
  • HISTORY
    HISTORYAugust 4, 2010
    This stadium was built in 2000 & is home to the Columbus Blue Jackets. Some fans who frequent the arena claim to see paranormal activity here because the land used to be occupied by a prison.
  • Dan M.
    Dan MejakMarch 22
    Been here 100+ times
    Stop by Section 116 on the Bud Light Terrace and say hi to the @Jacket Backers, the Official Booster Club of the Columbus Blue Jackets! Pick up info about membership, road trips and other activities!
  • jiresell
    jiresellNovember 2, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    First time seeing the Blue Jackets and had a great time. Cool team shop, and the entertainment during intermissions was great. Ushers were very helpful, as I needs a charging station for my phone.
  • John K.
    John Kidde2 weeks ago
    Great arena, beautiful indoors and out, but the crowd is a bit too subdued even when they score goals, and I saw them score 8!
  • Jim G.
    Jim GreenhalgeOctober 12, 2013
    Best place to stay when in town for a game is the Red Roof Inn on Nationwide Blvd.......near everything and inexpensive!
  • Jonathan W.
    Jonathan WarnerMarch 17, 2015
    Watched The blue jackets game, amazing atmosphere, amazing people, lots of booze, great game !!! GOTTA CHECK OUT THE CANNON
  • Dave C.
    Dave CounotteNovember 29, 2015
    Great seats all around to visit the Blue Jackets game. We were sitting on top but great view.
  • Alexis B.
    Alexis BrowneDecember 24, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    If you in the mood for Skyline, the chili cheese fries are the better deal. For the same price as two cheese coneys you and someone else can eat from them and be full.
  • JB F.
    JB FabyMarch 28, 2012
    That's a really nice arena, too bad the hockey team is to say the least not that good, this arena deserve a better team, but it will be home of the 2013 NHL All Star Game.
  • alice s.
    alice smithApril 11
    Beautiful facility. Look for the craft beer stands, sprinkled throughout - no need to settle for a bud light during the game.
  • Clifford H.
    Clifford HOctober 25, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    CBJ tickets for $10 each sold two hours before each home game. Get here early because they only sell 250 or so. Limit of four tickets a person.
  • ESPN
    ESPNMarch 8, 2012
    One of the highest scoring games of Tournament history happened here in 2007 when Tennessee and Long Beach St. accumulated 207 points. Not bad for an arena best known for its hockey team.
  • Amy A.
    Amy AdamsDecember 11, 2012
    If you have floor seats there is no need to climb the stairs to hit the restrooms as there are restrooms on the floor level!!
  • Michael L.
    Michael LengyelApril 10, 2011
    The people in Columbus Ohio are good people. Came here for the final Sabres game and had nothing but respect from the area. Would love to come back.
  • Kristopher W.
    Kristopher WeissJanuary 31, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Accidentally bought club level tickets for a concert and they were great. This is probably the better of the two arenas for concerts.
  • staci c.
    staci cooper-hoffmannSeptember 29, 2011
    Park in garage and save $5.00. Feed the kids a lot b4 u get here. Bring gloves. If u've got it bring lots of $$$$$ .
  • Len ❤.
    Len ❤❤❤December 15, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Go Blue Flames!! I love the Blues!!
    Upvoted 1 week ago
  • Steph G.
    Steph GFebruary 1, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    For a cheaper meal option, the attached tim hortons has soup, sandwiches and a lasagna bowl. Yum!
  • Shane R.
    Shane RamageMarch 15, 2015
    Love the Blue jackets games so much fun and not a bad seat anywhere in it
  • Robyn M.
    Robyn MorganJanuary 27
    Nice arena! There is so much to do around the arena, it's in a prime location!
  • Hayden S.
    Hayden SpiresDecember 12, 2011
    I love seeing blue jackets and a few nights ago there were 2 or 3 fights against the Boston bruns very fun game
  • D.J. S.
    D.J. SchleichApril 9, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Great arena venue, home of the Blue jackets hockey team. Hosts other sporting events and concerts as well.
  • nathan t.
    nathan teagueOctober 19, 2010
    The best live sport experience, and I have been to pro football in Cleveland, and minor league baseball before.
  • Jeremiah C.
    Jeremiah CosnerApril 16, 2015
    Great venue, central location, easy to navigate.
  • Ron Foth A.
    Ron Foth AdvertisingNovember 11, 2011
    The Box Suites are really nice, the food and the view are great!
  • Eric N.
    Eric NearOctober 17, 2015
    Easy to get in and out. The ushers are usually really helpful.
  • Brandy 😀 N.
    Brandy 😀 Noponen 💕February 16, 2014
    Nice venue, but a bit snug. Good excuse to get cuddly with your neighbor. 😉
  • Brian B.
    Brian BunkaAugust 12, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Best arena in the NHL, you've gotta make it here at least once! Go Jackets!!
  • Rebecca R.
    Rebecca RoebuckJanuary 20, 2012
    Stop by the Ohio beer cart outside section 101. Support local beer!
  • Betsy T.
    Betsy TrachselDecember 27, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Not a bad seat in the house. Go Jackets!
  • NHL
    NHLOctober 5, 2010
    Fanatic Fact: Team officials named the franchise the Blue Jackets: celebrating patriotism, pride and the rich Civil War history in the state of Ohio.
  • LA Kings
    LA KingsFebruary 7, 2013
    We affectionately refer to this city as 'Lumbus, rather that the full Columbus.
  • John C.
    John CarlsonMarch 13, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Get a ticket outside 20 gets you in!
  • Dan M.
    Dan MejakJanuary 14, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Only the practice rink is on the land of the Ohio State Penitentiary. The arena itself is NOT on the site.
  • David K.
    David KrukNovember 5, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    When they want to play well, the Blue Jackets games are fun!
  • Justin E.
    Justin EllisJanuary 13, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Get the bbq or bacon on a stick.
  • Jim G.
    Jim GravesMarch 11, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Get here a little early and play table hockey behind section 120.
  • Carlos A.
    Kind and very organized staff
  • Daphne (.
    Daphne (Cassis) BerrySeptember 18, 2014
    Fun and a variety of events.
  • PJ A.
    PJ AtkinsonDecember 31, 2011
    LETS GO CAPS. But you got to love the cannon! !
  • Antonio A.
    Antonio ArellanoFebruary 21, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Come check out the 102.5fm booth for a chance to win tickets to the next home game!
  • Dillon H.
    Dillon HubbellMarch 20, 2012
    Come here to watch your favorite NHL team... beat the Blue Jackets...
  • Matt G.
    Matt GDecember 15, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Check out Arch City Army in 227 the Blue Jackets' supporters group.
  • Phillip {{ FJ }} 2.0
    Phillip {{ FJ }} 2.0January 13, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Great place to watch a Blue Jackets game!
  • Matt C.
    Matt CattrellFebruary 14, 2012
    Save your pennies, go see a Trans-Siberian Orchestra concert!
  • Brian
    BrianNovember 8, 2012
    Loverboy on stage... "Lovin' every minute of it!"
  • easyColumbus
    easyColumbusJanuary 4, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Take your student id for $15/$25 studen tickets. Check out the Rush CBJ website for availability! Read more
  • Emilio C.
    Emilio CFebruary 16
    Fun place to go watch some NHL.
  • Mrs Tiffany J.
    Mrs Tiffany JohnsonFebruary 18, 2015
    Great place to watch the game
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