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Nationwide Arena

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Address: 200 W. Nationwide Blvd., Columbus, OH 43215
Phone Number: +1 614-246-2000
10:00 - 18:00
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Mon - Fri 10:00 - 18:00
Sat 10:00 - 16:00

The new home of the Columbus Blue Jackets ice hockey team.

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It's a very nice place for shows and games. Prices for snacks are high but so is everywhere else. Very clean

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Athens, Ohio
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Athens, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

It's a very nice place for shows and games. Prices for snacks are high but so is everywhere else. Very clean

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I've been to more than 300 hockey games, a few music events, and a handful of other things in the arena. Getting in and out is easy: there is a lot of nearby parking in various price ranges, or you can take the bus and a short walk. The arena is uniformly clean, which I really appreciate, and kept up... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were at Nationwide Arena for a Blue Jackets Hockey game. LOVED IT! The staff is great. We had a suite and the catering was delicious, the view was awesome and the fans were fun to be around - everything was just a blast! Fun time!

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Woodbridge, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We caught a Blue Jackets game at the Nationwide arena during our recent trip to Columbus. It is a great place to catch a game as it has good sightlines. As well, there are a number of bars and restaurants around the arena where you can go for pre/post game drinks and food.

Thank Moondoggie317
Canton, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nationwide Arena is a great hockey facility. Parking is easy, there are ample selections of drinks and food, and there are plenty of bathrooms without long lines. Any view is a great view for the hockey game. The only down side is that the seats are smaller than average so you certainly feel crammed in. In terms of the area... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Nationwide Arena, built in 2000, is a good place for indoor events. Multiple entrances, ample nearby parking and a vibrant arena district make a night out very easy. We visited to watch our first NHL game and found the arena to be easily accessible; full of food/beverage choices. Be forewarned that this is a Budweiser-sponsored venue, so Bud products... More 

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O'Fallon, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we drove down from St Louis to go to a hockey game. The arena and surrounding area is outstanding. Many activities around the arena. Inside the place was nicely laid out with great food and beverage selection. Prices were very reasonable. the only bad thing was they beat our St Louis Blues that night

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Oakville, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Blue Jackets have a fantastic facility here - some lounge options if you're seated in the right area, lots of food and drink stands and easy to access facilities. A friendly place to visit which had a great atmosphere for the game. Probably helped they won 8-4 :-)

Thank Adam C
Loveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The ticket office is very easy to find. Inside of arena is gorgeous. NHL is a good product. There are plenty of restaurants nearby.

Thank redhawk47988
Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Was a season ticket holder for hockey for 10 years. This is a great venue for hockey. It's equally well suited for concerts. NA was built with this in mind and it shows. Acoustics are good. Not so great for basketball because it's so big and the relative size of a basketball court to a hockey rink is vastly different,... More 

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