Nationwide Arena

Hockey Arena and Music Venue
Arena District, Columbus
  • Brian B.
    "Best arena in the NHL, you've gotta make it here at least once!"(13 Tips)
    Jonathan W.
    John M.
    "Super nice arena with lots to do in the nearby Arena district."(4 Tips)
    Eric N.
    "The ushers are usually really helpful."(3 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
    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.
  • jiresell
    jiresellNovember 2, 2015
    Been here 10+ 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.
  • Dan M.
    Dan MejakMarch 22, 2016
    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!
  • John K.
    John KiddeNovember 14, 2016
    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!
  • Dan E.
    Dan ElavskyMarch 23
    Excellent venue to go watch them CBJ win, and the cannon is deep inside these walls, for those about to rock FIRE.
  • 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
  • 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!
  • Dave C.
    Dave CounotteNovember 29, 2015
    Great seats all around to visit the Blue Jackets game. We were sitting on top but great view.
  • 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, 2016
    Beautiful facility. Look for the craft beer stands, sprinkled throughout - no need to settle for a bud light during the game.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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!!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Hayley W.
    Hayley WDecember 26, 2016
    Best night ever, the entertainment is great, the seat is comfortable, and the game is epic.
  • 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 $$$$$ .
  • 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
  • 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
  • Robyn M.
    Robyn MorganJanuary 27, 2016
    Nice arena! There is so much to do around the arena, it's in a prime location!
  • Jeremy M.
    Been here for tons of games and shows. Amazing.
  • Michael Z.
    Nice arena in an excellent area! Lots of options!
  • Eric N.
    Eric NearOctober 17, 2015
    Easy to get in and out. The ushers are usually really helpful.
  • 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.
  • Brandy 😀 N.
    Brandy 😀 Noponen 💕February 16, 2014
    Nice venue, but a bit snug. Good excuse to get cuddly with your neighbor. 😉
  • Ron Foth A.
    Ron Foth AdvertisingNovember 11, 2011
    The Box Suites are really nice, the food and the view are great!
  • 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!!
  • 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.
  • Rebecca R.
    Rebecca RoebuckJanuary 20, 2012
    Stop by the Ohio beer cart outside section 101. Support local beer!
  • Len ❤.
    Len ❤❤❤December 15, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Go Blue Flames!! I love the Blues!!
  • LA Kings
    LA KingsFebruary 7, 2013
    We affectionately refer to this city as 'Lumbus, rather that the full Columbus.
  • Betsy T.
    Betsy TrachselDecember 27, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Not a bad seat in the house. Go Jackets!
  • John C.
    John CarlsonMarch 13, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Get a ticket outside 20 gets you in!
  • David K.
    David KrukNovember 5, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    When they want to play well, the Blue Jackets games are fun!
  • Carlos A.
    Carlos AriasJuly 29, 2016
    Kind and very organized staff
  • Daphne (.
    Daphne (Cassis) BerrySeptember 18, 2014
    Fun and a variety of events.
  • Jim G.
    Jim GravesMarch 11, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Get here a little early and play table hockey behind section 120.
  • 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.
  • PJ A.
    PJ AtkinsonDecember 31, 2011
    LETS GO CAPS. But you got to love the cannon! !
  • Justin E.
    Justin EllisJanuary 13, 2015
    Been here 25+ times
    Get the bbq or bacon on a stick.
  • Dillon H.
    Dillon HubbellMarch 20, 2012
    Come here to watch your favorite NHL team... beat the Blue Jackets...
  • 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!
  • Emilio C.
    Emilio CFebruary 16, 2016
    Fun place to go watch some NHL.
  • 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!"
  • Mrs Tiffany J.
    Mrs Tiffany JohnsonFebruary 18, 2015
    Great place to watch the game
  • Matt G.
    Matt GDecember 15, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Check out Arch City Army in 227 the Blue Jackets' supporters group.
  • 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
  • Curt L.
    Curt LuckettSeptember 13, 2013
    Ask to take a tour!
  • QualityEntertainment
    QualityEntertainmentNovember 15, 2011
    The best arena in Columbus!
  • staci c.
    staci cooper-hoffmannSeptember 29, 2011
    At area 218 Ken is the most helpful usher ever!!!!!
  • Ashley H.
    Ashley HuffordJanuary 16, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Come for the blue jackets open practice! it's awesome!
  • Discover Ohio
    Discover OhioOctober 17, 2011
    Get great deals on tickets to see Ohio's only NHL team, the Columbus Blue Jackets!
  • David E.
    David EsratiNovember 11, 2010
    Cheese filled bread sticks suck. Skyline chilling cheese fries are $3 more and WAY better
  • Courtney
    CourtneyJuly 16, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Go CBJ! Much love from Nebraska! <3
  • Joseph H.
    Joseph HarklessMarch 5, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Phile steak was the bomnb!!!
  • Ondřej N.
    Ondřej NalevajkaMarch 15, 2013
    Great arena.
  • A Noom T.
    A Noom TwentyMarch 3, 2013
    Columbus Blue Jackets Home Arenas
  • Mike K.
    Mike KrautApril 4, 2011
    Don't buy food @ the game 30 bucks for a hotdog cheese burger and a soda
  • Robbie K.
    Robbie KeckOctober 4, 2014
    Been here 50+ times
    The Evil Preds are in town
  • Joshua H.
    Joshua HerringFebruary 18, 2016
    Love a good ole hockey game!
  • Kim D.
    Kim DawsonMarch 31, 2010
    blue jackets games are such a blast when the seats are good!
  • J H.
    J HamlinMarch 3, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Skyline chili cheese fries are best dollar value food in arena
  • J H.
    J HamlinMarch 3, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Skyline chili cheese fries are the best dollar value food at this venue.
  • OOPS! I p.
    OOPS! I poopedFebruary 20, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
  • Teshawn E.
    Teshawn EdmondsMay 4, 2013
    Come on, you Jackets!
  • Bill L.
    Bill LitfinOctober 29, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Squint and you might see a hockey team on the ice.
  • Matt S.
    Matt StrawserMarch 25, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    This is my team
  • Maxine B.
    Maxine BringenbergSeptember 15, 2010
    Check out the Columbus Blue Jackets this season!!
  • Joe A.
    Joe A 🌴October 2, 2014
    Let's play hockey.
  • Robbie K.
    Robbie KeckOctober 11, 2014
    Been here 50+ times
    Home Opener
  • Michael L.
    Michael LengyelApril 9, 2011
    Feel sorry for Blue Jacket fans. GO SABRES!
  • Glenn B.
    Glenn BarkerDecember 4, 2009
    Been here 50+ times
    Great place to watch a Blue Jackets game!
  • Robbie K.
    Robbie KeckOctober 14, 2014
    Been here 50+ times
    Join the Battle
  • Robbie K.
    Robbie KeckOctober 28, 2014
    Been here 50+ times
    CBJ v OTT!
  • Robbie K.
    Robbie KeckOctober 17, 2014
    Been here 50+ times
    Go Jackets!
  • Jenny W.
    Jenny WedinJanuary 22, 2013
    Let's Go Wings!!!
  • Robbie K.
    Robbie KeckSeptember 21, 2014
    Been here 50+ times
    Pre-Season Hockey
  • Robbie K.
    Robbie KeckOctober 31, 2014
    Been here 50+ times
    Jackets Time
  • Robbie K.
    Robbie KeckOctober 1, 2014
    Been here 50+ times
    Go Jackets
  • William Y.
    William YeomansJune 3, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Go Jackets!!
  • Tina R.
    Tina RSeptember 6, 2011
    Service is very slow. Waited 40 minutes with less then 15 people in front of us!
  • Robbie K.
    Robbie KeckSeptember 23, 2014
    Been here 50+ times
    Down goes the dirty Pens
  • MATT K.
    MATT KANEOctober 8, 2010
  • Tom H.
    Tom HouseholderMarch 14, 2010
    Be ready to hear the cannon fire! GO JACKETS!
  • Mary C.
    Mary CocoMarch 14, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Hope they win here on Wed.
  • Melissa Z.
    Melissa Zabonik HodgdonMarch 9, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Not open at 12:32 on game day vs the red wings...WTF
  • Kathleen W.
    Kathleen W.June 4, 2011
    Not allowed to bring beverages in- even your coffee for 8:30 am graduation :-(
  • Lisa P.
    Lisa ProuseApril 12, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    Will call is very slow...
  • Erin F.
    Erin FeilenSeptember 27, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    One minute left to play... And Detroit still sucks!
  • Andrea M.
    Andrea MynhierMarch 17, 2011
  • Travis
    TravisMarch 2, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    Excellent venue for CBJ hockey.
  • Ryan S.
    Ryan SheperdDecember 18, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    If you come to nationwide arena wearing pittsburgh crap you are a sad pathetic loser
  • Deshawn I.
    Deshawn IsaacJanuary 10, 2011
    Let's go Jackets!
  • Karl H.
    Karl HolzwarthMarch 7, 2010
    BRING ID!!! Apparently my US passport wasn't a valid form of ID for drinks. I am 33 years old!!!!!
  • Jeremy R.
    Jeremy RogersOctober 15, 2010
    Avoid the bandwagon chicago fans!
  • Andrew A.
    Andrew AppelhansFebruary 4, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    Skate on the Ice crew!
  • James B.
    James BakerFebruary 5, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Turn up the heat.
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