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Located on the corner of Nationwide Boulevard and Front Street in downtown Columbus, Nationwide Arena was built on a piece of property that was the site of the historic Ohio State Penitentiary. The support of naming rights partner Nationwide Insurance paved the way for the city to acquire an NHL expansion team. 

Nationwide Arena opened with back to back SOLD OUT Soul 2 Soul concerts featuring Tim McGraw and Faith Hill. Named one of the best arenas in the NHL, the facility opened to great fanfare in September of 2000 and has since hosted the NHL All-Star Game, regular season and playoff hockey, NCAA championships, local, regional and national conferences and a multitude of concerts and touring events.


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