Nationwide Arena Parking

Nationwide Arena Parking

Parking at Nationwide Arena for the Columbus Blue Jackets

Nationwide Arena is home to the NHL Columbus Blue Jackets team. The arena’s address sits at 200 W Nationwide Blvd, Columbus, OH 43215. Here are the parking tips at Nationwide Arena.


How Much is Nationwide Arena Parking?

If you plan to park in the Nationwide Arena parking lots, you can expect to pay around $10 to $20. The Arena District has plenty of additional parking near Nationwide Arena to use as well. Venturing ten minutes from the venue can discover cheap parking deals, so use SpotHero above to find these listings.


Nationwide Arena Handicap Parking Spots

Handicap parking is available in all Arena District parking lots, surface lots, and parking garages at the arena. Handicap parking comes on a first-come basis, so it’s best to arrive early events. Fans will need to present a valid parking pass and placard to keep their car in the handicap spaces too. In addition to accessible parking spaces, fans can the official pick-up and drop-off area that the venue on Nationwide Blvd and John McConnell Blvd. 


Popular NHL Matches for the Columbus Blue Jackets

popular columbus blue jackets games
Expect more fan interest when the Arizona Coyotes, Calgary Flames, New York Islanders, and Detroit Red Wings visit. Other big games include the Montreal Canadiens, Chicago Blackhawks, Tampa Bay Lightning, Boston Bruins, Nashville Predators, and Washington Capitals. Finally, you can check out preseason games against the Minnesota Wild, Vegas Golden Knights, and New York Islanders if you are looking for less demand in tickets.


Can you Tailgate at the Stadium?

There is no tailgating in any of the arena district parking lots, but there are plenty of bars downtown to visit. Some popular bars include Boston’s Restaurant and Sports Bar, The Bing Bang, Whistle and King, and R Bar Arena. Finally, Brothers Bar & Grill, Gasworks, Park Street Cantina, and Park Street Tavern are fan favorite options too.


Check out the Nationwide Arena food guide to see what is on the menu! Also, be sure to visit the Nationwide Arena Bag Policy guide to see what bags can and can’t enter the facility.


Should I Take Public Transportation?

Fans looking to use public transportation to get to and from the venue can use the bus. The Arena District local and Express bus has multiple routes that run back and forth during games and events. Look for bus routes 2,3,5,7,8, and 18 to get to and from the stadium. In addition to busses, fans can use Uber and Lyft too. The pick-up and drop-off area for Uber’s is on John H McConnell Blvd, or Front Street.


Other Notes

Ohio has the rest of their sports teams 140 miles north of the venue in Cleveland. The NFL team plays at First Energy Stadium, baseball at Progressive Field, and basketball at Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse. If you were looking for Progressive Field Parking, Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse Parking, or FirstEnergy Stadium Parking, check out those links.