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Nationwide Arena - home of the NHL's Columbus Blue Jackets is a multi-purpose entertainment facility. The flexible venue hosts a wide variety of events including concerts, family shows, ice shows, NCAA Athletic Championships, convention business and corporate meetings.

Located in the heart of the 95‐acre Arena District in downtown Columbus, the 748,000 square foot facility can easily host 5,000 to 20,000 guests making it ideal for large ceremonies, general sessions or sales meetings. Small meeting rooms, luxury suites and a club level concourse are available for small to medium‐sized breakouts.

The lower arena bowl can be configured for capacities from 2,500 to 8,000. The full arena seats up to 20,000 depending on stage and production set-up. Capacities and seating configurations will be customized for YOUR event. 

  • End Stage Seating (Sold 180 degrees) - Approximately 13,000 
  • End Stage Seating (Sold 270 degrees) - Approximately 16,000
  • End Stage Seating (Sold 360 degrees) - Approximately 18,000
  • Center Stage - Approximately 20,000
  • Theater Set Up - Approximately 2,000-7,000
  • Basketball - Approximately 19,500
  • Hockey - Approximately 18,500​


  • Full service professional staff - experienced in Event Planning/ Production, Marketing/ Ticketing, Merchandise sales, Security and Guest Services
  • Full In‐house catering services including executive chef and liquor license provided by exclusive caterer/ concessionaire Delaware North Sportservice
  • Versatile outdoor plazas
  • Arena is the anchor of the downtown Arena District surrounded by entertainment attractions, restaurants, bars and hotels
  • Arena District boasts 15,000 parking spaces within a 10‐minute walk and 550-space attached garage
  • Tim Horton’s Café & Bake Shop attached to the arena


Nationwide Arena features meeting rooms and hospitality spaces that can creatively accommodate your next business or social function. For details about our more intimate spaces, View our Meeting Room Guide - CLICK HERE.

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