Meeting Space Options

Located in the heart of the dynamic downtown Arena District, Nationwide Arena may be best known as the home of your Columbus Blue Jackets and central Ohio's premier sports and entertainment destination. However, what may not be so widely known is the fact that the multi-purpose Nationwide Arena and attached OhioHealth Ice Haus boast a variety of unique locations for your business or social functions.

Choose from well-designed and traditional meeting spaces or unique settings such as the spacious Bud Light Terrace on the Main Concourse or the AAA Sky Terrace on the Press Level. In addition to selecting the perfect space to suit your needs, our staff can facilitate your foodservice requirements. Customized catering services provided by Sportservice range from hearty business breakfasts and sumptuous sit-down luncheons or dinners, to elegant buffets.

For more information on planning your next event or company outing with the Columbus Blue Jackets or Nationwide Arena, please contact us at (614) 246-2000.

Available Spaces

 

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ARENA FLOOR

The arena bowl offers impressive presentation capabilities and a unique atmosphere for any large-scale corporate function. But it's not restricted to large-group use. The floor can be covered and tables and chairs set out to accommodate a gathering of up to 700 guests.

The biggest draw of the arena bowl is the opportunity it provides to skate where the pros play. It's the ultimate ice skating experience for parties of up to 500.

Capacity

Arena Seating: 5,000 - 20,000
Theater: 500 - 2,000
Banquet: 500 - 900
Skating Event on Ice: 500

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TIME WARNER CABLE HD LOUNGE

Located on the arena's Event Level, the Time Warner Cable HD Lounge is one of the arena's most exclusive spaces. This sophisticated, restaurant-style room features a full-service lounge area with a bar, an extensive buffet table and direct access to the main arena bowl through a private entrance.

Capacity:

Banquet: 185
Reception: 250

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PIZZUTI CLUB LOUNGE

The Pizzuti Club Lounge, located on the east end of Club Level, is an open, market-style restaurant featuring a full-service bar, food stations and plenty of comfortable seating, along with open areas for socializing. With its soft lighting, low ceilings and warm copper design accents, the Pizzuti Club Lounge provides an intimate atmosphere coupled with unobstructed views of the open arena.

Capacity:

Banquet: 200
Reception: 1,000

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ACTIVITY CENTER

The Activity Center is located on the Event Level near the southwest entrance of the arena with direct access to Nationwide Boulevard and configurations to suit your needs (classroom-style seating, theater-style seating or round tables). A complete range of audio/visual equipment may be ordered to accommodate all of your presentation needs.

Capacity:

Theater: 170
Banquet: 160
Classroom: 110
Reception: 200

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BUD LIGHT TERRACE

This impressive party space can accommodate up to 2,000 guests for anything from an elegant reception to a Blue Jackets theme party complete with team inflatables or interactive elements. Located on the south side of the arena on the Main Concourse, the Bud Light Terrace features beautiful unobstructed views directly into the arena bowl.

Capacity:

Theater: 600 - 800
Banquet: 500 - 700
Classroom: 300 - 500
Reception: 2,000

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AAA SKY TERRACE

Located at the top level of the arena's west end, the AAA Sky Terrace is a spacious, private area with a bird's-eye view of the ice. Large windows reveal sweeping views of the city. Whether it's a business meeting or a strictly social occasion, the AAA Sky Terrace offers comfortable accommodations that are perfect for mingling. Full catering services and a private bartender may also be arranged.

Capacity

Arena Seating: 250
Reception: 1,000
Theater: 100 - 300
Banquet: 100 - 300

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PARTY TOWER SUITES

The Miller Lite Power Play Suite and Toyota Tower are positioned in the northwest and southwest corners of the arena. They both offer great views of the in-arena action and are equipped with TVs, comfortable seating, private restrooms and wet bars. In addition to custom catering, the services of a personal bartender may be ordered for your group.

Capacity

Arena Seating:
    Large Suite: 48
    Small Suite: 24

Reception:
    Large Suite: 72
    Small Suite: 36

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Frequently Asked Questions

Who do I call to check available dates for an event?
Call(614) 246-2000 and ask to speak with Event Services

Can I package my event with Columbus Blue Jackets tickets or another arena special event?
Yes, group tickets may be purchased for Blue Jackets games and other special events at Nationwide Arena including family shows and a variety of specialty sporting events.

Is there any parking available for my meeting?
Yes, there is parking in the garage attached to Nationwide Arena and parking reservations may be easily arranged by your Event Coordinator. There is also plenty of parking available throughout the Arena District with over 15,000 parking spaces adjacent to the arena.

Will it be possible to coordinate an ice-skating activity while at the arena?
Yes, the Blue Jackets attached practice facility, the OhioHealth Ice Haus, is available for private rental. Your Event Coordinator may also arrange for a skating event on the main ice of Nationwide Arena based on availability.

Is it possible to tour Nationwide Arena as part of our meeting?
Yes, tours may be arranged through your Event Coordinator. Our tours, conducted by a knowledgeable staff member, give you a complete, behind the scenes look at Nationwide Arena, the OhioHealth Ice Haus, FOX Sports Ohio Blue Line team store and many other points of interest.

 

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