Nationwide Arena is the centerpiece of the downtown Arena District featuring an exciting mixture of restaurants, business, entertainment and residential space that attracts visitors from across the country. Come Early - Stay Late.
Arena Size: 684,000 total square feet in the main arena; 110,000 total square feet in the OhioHealth Ice Haus - the 1st attached practice facility in the NHL.
1st Event: "Soul 2 Soul" Tour featuring Tim McGraw and Faith Hill, September 9 & 10, 2000
1st Blue Jackets Exhibition Game: September 20, 2000 vs. Detroit Red Wings
1st Blue Jackets Regular Season Game: October 7, 2000 vs. Chicago Blackhawks
Capacities: 18,500 for hockey; 19,500 for basketball; up to 20,000 for concerts.
- 9,400 tons of steel
- 1.3 million bricks laid (exterior)
- 44 miles of pipe installed
- 300 miles of wire
- 40,000 cubic yards of concrete
- 12,000 gallons of paint
- 60,000 square feet of glass (exterior)
- 200,000 watts of power for audio/sound system
- 6,596 light fixtures