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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 - 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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Amazing time at the Blue Jackets game

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!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Pelham, New Hampshire
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Harrow, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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Thank loriar
Pelham, New Hampshire
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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19 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Came here for the first time for a Bon Jovi concert. Venue is very nice, well maintained. Only issue was with parking/ elevators. Need to have better directions to floor that you may need. If you haven't been there before the designation on them could be Greek. My wife has to use a wheelchair due to health issues and the... More 

Thank travewithdkids
Hershey, Pennsylvania
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490 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great arena, very entertaining activities to keep your attention. we really moved quickly into the arena- pleasant surprise for sure. Really comfortable seats. Three things to be careful about. The stairs are dangerous if you have any moving issues at all. The hand rails are dangerous also. Strange gaps and very shaky. Having 2 knee replacements and having Row G... More 

Thank Richard D
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Maybe I'm expecting too much after dropping almost $800 for six tickets to a concert, but this place has a lot of issues when it is a concert venue. First, we waited in line for over 45 minutes to get into the arena for the concert - we missed most of the opening act. I get security, but come on... More 

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Zionsville, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very nice arena. We came into town and met another couple. We went to Bon Jovi concert. Would love to go back and see hockey game there

Thank turne23
Marysville, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited for a Bon Jovi concert and also for Blue Jackets Game. Nice arena. Also located in a nice area with several restaurants and reasonably placed (although expensive) parking. Seating is reasonably comfortable. View is good from most seats. Access to seating is good. Plenty of women's restrooms and well placed. Not as many men's restrooms and not well placed.... More 

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Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to the stevie Nicks show. I've got to say that Nationwide was not prepared for the crowd. The lines to get something to drink were insane and just not moving at all. People were mean and mad at each other for 30 to 40 minute lines for just a drink. Got in the woman's restroom and back out by... More 

Thank dia4229
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went here for a Columbus-Buffalo game and had a lot of fun, our seats were on the top floor so we had a good view of everything, and the concession stands sell Tim Hortons coffee

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