Used as a multi-purpose arena in Columbus, Ohio, the well-known Nationwide Arena has been a staple with the community since its completion in 2000. Home to the Columbus Blue Jackets of the National Hockey League, it is one of two facilities in the city, along with the Greater Columbus Convention Center. Our hotel near Nationwide Arena is a popular choice for those planning on attending a conference or event, as we are located about 25-minute drive from the arena.
The arena includes a smaller rink known as the OhioHealth IceHaus, which acts as a practice rink for the Blue Jackets, along with youth hockey games, and for public skating. Because of this, Nationwide Arena is the first NHL arena with an on-site practice facility, making it one of the three such facilities in the NHL.
Aside from hockey, the arena hosts a variety of additional events. From basketball games to concerts, there’s always something happening in the area. After catching a game or show, visitors can explore the popular surrounding area known as the Arena District. Home to Express Live! concert venue, Arena Grand Theater, a variety of bars, and clubs, the Area District truly offers an incredible entertainment complex and nightlife. Those looking for accommodations close to the area, we welcome you to stay with us at our hotel near Nationwide Arena!