200 W Nationwide Blvd, Columbus, OH 43215 | (614) 246-2000
Nationwide Arena, built in 2000, is home to the Columbus Blue Jackets of the National Hockey League. Located in a very popular area and heavily inundated with foot traffic, the arena is surrounded with bars, clubs, and a movie theater. Because of this stadium’s central location, parking can be overwhelming if you don’t plan ahead. One easy way to outsmart the crowd is to reserve a parking space ahead of time. SpotHero enables fans to do just that!
There are more than 15,000 parking spaces available within a 10-minute walk of the Nationwide Arena. Arena District parking facilities are adequately staffed to assist in directing traffic in and out of lots and garages. All lot and garage passes can be pre purchased or purchased on the day of the event, using cash or credit.
Unfortunately, tailgating is prohibited in the lots just west of the arena. Additionally, it is a state law that there may be no open flames or alcohol. For this reason, the parking company that controls those lots has prohibited all tailgating. So, there are no tailgating locations in the downtown area but fans are welcome to meet up with other fans at any of the local establishments.
All parking lots and garages surrounding the Arena offer accessible parking spots. A valid government-issued handicap pass must be display to park in these spots. The arena offers a designated drop-off site for handicap guest at the corner of Nationwide Blvd. and John H. McConnell Blvd. on the west plaza near the Nationwide Arena Ticket Office.
The Arena District is easily accessible via several local and express COTA routes, including the 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, and 18 Local Routes. To purchase tickets and view routs visit COTA’s website.
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