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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
10:00 - 16:00
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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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Great Hockey Venue

Went to the game this past Thur. Tickets in the lower bowl for $53. Great seats, superb atmosphere. This is big time hockey in a small town environment, friendly, cordial, a... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
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Columbus, Ohio
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113 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 323 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am not a small person at 6"1" 230 lbs but I am not the biggest person either. I am totally uncomfortable in the seats at Nationwide Arena. I was so uncomfortable I ended up just walking around trying to catch the hockey game. I would spend more time here if I could actually sit comfortably. Didn't really experience much... More 

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Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went to the game this past Thur. Tickets in the lower bowl for $53. Great seats, superb atmosphere. This is big time hockey in a small town environment, friendly, cordial, a great family outing. The Bluejackets and Nationwide Arena is one of the best kept secrets in the NHL. We'll be back many times.

Thank SgtBruski
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wow great stadium. Great fun. Friendly staff and very helpful. Good view. Family tickets so they included a drink, hot dog and popcorn. Great value. Unfortunately we lost the game but we had a great atmosphere and the team tried really hard. Will definitely go again. Looking forward to the play offs but we live out of town and probably... More 

Thank triotrois
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22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We LOVE heading to Nationwide for Blue Jackets games. Safe environment, great beer and food selections, friendly staff. Visual displays on jumbotron are entertaining...as much as I love watching Indians games at Progressive Field, I prefer Nationwide's experience.

Thank RRivermom2
Dublin, Ohio
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21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Home of the Columbus Blue Jackets.Wonderful building, easy to access.The area is a great boost to Columbus Arena district.

Thank Arden S
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23 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great place to observe our Blue Jackets who have done very well all year...so many places to eat and shop. Our baseball stadium is right across the street, so a lot to do in one area for all.

Thank karenpN4755SD
New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We arrived from 6 hours away just before the gates opened. Even though there were so many people there the arena never seemed crowded. Easy to get food, use the restrooms. It was clean and there were several bars and restaurants right outside the arena. We were really impressed with the area. Will return!

Thank 3566kk
Harrow, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First time to Nationwide Arena to see the Bon Jovi Concert. There were some positives and some issues. Nice arena, very clean, easy to get around inside, good sound and our seats had good visibility to the stage. The issues included that the seating is very tight, knees just about hitting the seats ahead of me (and I am only... More 

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Pelham, New Hampshire
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great place and excellent prices. We are used to paying very high ticket prices, but this arena was very reasonable with an exciting enthusiast fan base. We will return!

Thank quiche40
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11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Nice location but parking is very difficult and it takes forever to get out after a game. DON'T park in the parking garages, we were on the fifth floor and it literally took 45 minutes to get out of the garage.

Thank Sanitarian2

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