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Nationwide Arena

200 West Nationwide Boulevard, Columbus, Ohio

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

Additional files & links
Production Guide

Booking information

Address : 200 West Nationwide Boulevard, Columbus, Ohio  
Contact : Aaron Thomas - Booking Director  
Email : [email protected]  
Phone : (614) 688–3252  
Website :  
Capacity : 20,000