200 West Nationwide Blvd.
Columbus, OH 43215
Accessibility: Very accommodating
Has WiFi: No
One of the most beautiful and unique sports and entertainment venues in the world, Nationwide Arena opened its doors in September, 2000 with the nation's only two-night performance of the sold-out "Soul to Soul" tour featuring Tim McGraw and Faith Hill.
Nationwide Arena is the home of the National Hockey League's Columbus Blue Jackets and a wide variety of world-class entertainment events.
Located on the corner of Nationwide Boulevard and Front Street in downtown Columbus, the $150 million facility raises the bar of excellence for sports and entertainment facilities. The following unique features separate Nationwide Arena from its peers:
Two 80-foot towers anchoring the western interior of the seating bowl that house party suites
A 70-foot, glass-enclosed atrium
Open lobbies and concourses that allow fans a great view of the ice as soon as they walk through the door
Elegant design featuring terrazzo floors
Brick pillars and marble details
A 135-foot light tower at the southeast corner
The IceHaus Nationwide Arena holds the distinction as the first building in the National Hockey League to have the team's practice facility, Dispatch Ice Haus, attached to the arena where the team plays its games. The Dispatch Ice Haus is open to the public as well.
Nationwide Arena is the centerpiece of the Arena District, Columbus' newest entertainment area. This trendy section of downtown development is a unique mixture of business, entertainment and residential space that attracts a broad spectrum of tenants and visitors from across the country and North America.
Whatever the occasion, Nationwide Arena offers premier entertainment inside and out.