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. Parking Panda enables fans to do just that!
This guide will give you everything you need to know in order to find the best parking there is. We’ll also give you the how-to on the entire parking process, from getting to the arena, to what tailgating spots to look for, and loads of other resources! Make sure you get the most from your game day or concert experience! We’ll help make sure parking is hassle-free and easy, so you focus on enjoying the game!
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Nationwide Arena Online Parking Reservations
Compare parking options near Nationwide Arena and use Parking Panda to book a guaranteed space ahead of time!
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Best Parking Near Nationwide Arena
Finding cheap parking near Nationwide Arena is easy if you know where to look. If you’re willing to walk just a short distance you can save over $20 as compared to some of the closest locations to the venue. We’ve put together a list of some of the best deals in the area so that you can outsmart the crowd and save a few bucks.
Book a space ahead of time so that you know exactly where you’re going to park, how much you’ll pay, that a space will be waiting for you on the other end of your journey. This is the easiest way to make sure that things go smoothly on game day and remove the potential stress from your Nationwide Arena parking experience.
|Lot Name||Rate||Reserve Parking||Distance to Gate||Walking Time|
|Vine St. Lot||$12.50||Book Now!||0.2 mi||4 mins|
|GCCC Vine St Garage||$13.50||Book Now!||0.2 mi||4 mins|
|Brodbelt Ln. Lot||$12.50||Book Now!||0.3 mi||8 mins|
|Hilton Columbus – Valet!||$16||Book Now!||0.3 mi||6 mins|
|GCCC South Garage||$13.50||Book Now!||0.3 mi||5 mins|
|Fletcher St Lot||$20||Book Now!||0.4 mi||8 Mins|
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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 lots and garages will be pre-pay to avoid delays in exiting.
To purchase and print individual parking passes Nationwide Arena suggest purchasing them on Arena District Parking. Parking ranges from $10-$20.
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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.
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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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While there is no specific handicap parking lot or spaces the arena does offer 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.
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Click “Directions” in the top left of the map for the quickest route to Nationwide Arena.
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The Nationwide Arena Website > Offers everything from tickets, seating charts, events, direction and parking information.
The Arena District Website > Get to know all that the Arena District has to offer you!
The City of Columbus Website > All the information you need on the great city of Columbus, Ohio!
Columbus Ohio Transit Authority > Bus routes and times to get you to the games and events on time!
Transit Columbus > Other public transportation and directional information for Columbus, Ohio.
Arena District Parking > Where to purchase parking for when visiting the Arena District and all it has to offer.