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Nationwide Arena

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Address: 200 W. Nationwide Blvd., Columbus, OH 43215
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+1 614-246-2000
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10:00 - 16:00
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Mon - Fri 10:00 - 18:00
Sat 10:00 - 16:00
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The new home of the Columbus Blue Jackets ice hockey team.

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There even was a Tim Hortons!

Great facility within an easy walk from the Hyatt Hotel. It did not take long to get through security. Once inside there were many food options to choose from. Being from... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
JamaicanRumCream
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Toronto, Canada
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Toronto, Canada
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great facility within an easy walk from the Hyatt Hotel. It did not take long to get through security. Once inside there were many food options to choose from. Being from Canada it was great to see there was a Tim Horton's in the facility so I had to have a cup of decaf coffee. The game was great and... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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3 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to a Blue Jackets hockey game and decided to eat from the vendors. We had a hamburger, fries, hot dog and 2 cokes and the bill was outrageous. Plus food was only average at best. Next time will stick to popcorn or a pretzel and eat before we go into the game.

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Athens, Ohio
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132 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here for Trans-Siberian Orchestra, and had a nice time. The arena seemed like a nice place, with very helpful staff for finding seats. It's a good area around the arena, and plenty of Poke-stops for Pokemon Go kids to stay entertained. Would like to see a hockey game there, but tickets will be hard to get as the Blue... More 

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Chicago
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140 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the home of the NHL Blue Jackets. Close to several hotels (Hampton, Hilton, Drury, etc.), and the Arena District has a huge selection of restaurants and bars. (I prefer Gordon Biersch before games.) Decent food and great beer selection at the arena. Plenty of good parking nearby, and it is served by plenty of bus routes on High... More 

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london ontario
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56 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I hope that the local people are very proud of this area . Area is kept very clean ,lots of places to eat & stay within walking distance. Great atmosphere & Visual lines for Hockey game. Fans have embraced Jackets Great to See! Keep up the Great work we will return!

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Akron, Ohio
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

sold out NHL hockey game, good time, Warning stay away from scalpers we were sold some counterfeit tickets from what appeared to be a very legitimate broker. if unsure take them into area box office to make sure you don't get burned

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Liberty Township, Ohio
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28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Love the arena, great atmosphere, especially with CBJ on the win streak. The cannon fire after every goal is a bit much and extremely loud for an enclosed area, but everything else is great. Plenty of choices for food and drink. Would give five stars but only opening roughly an hour before games leaves a rush for food and drinks... More 

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Malabo
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There isn't a bad seat in the house! Ample parking and the traffic police do a very good job at keeping the traffic flowing.

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Columbus, Ohio
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21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Is there ever a bad seat with the Trans Siberian Orchestra? Not at Nationwide Arena! Comfortable seating with restrooms close to each section. Accessible for handicapped individuals. Acoustics were great. Expect to pay $10-$15 for parking garages. This place holds great memories for us!

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Parkersburg, West Virginia
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14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I are New England Natives but always come and watch the Bruins play at Nationwide every year. It was a great game but sad to say my Bruins lost by one point.

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