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Nationwide Arena is located within the bustling multi-use Arena District in downtown Columbus. The neighborhood has offices, residential buildings, entertainment/sports venues, restaurants, and more. The multi-purpose arena is primarily home to NHL’s Columbus Blue Jackets but frequently hosts several other events like concerts. Nationwide Arena is also a venue for the annual Arnold Schwarzenegger Sports Festival.

Nationwide Arena has a total capacity of 21K for concerts; for hockey, the capacity goes down to 18500. Due to its location within the Arena District, there are over 18K parking spaces within a 10-minute walking distance of the Nationwide Arena. However, when events are taking place simultaneously at the Filed and/or Huntington Park, demand for parking soars.

It is highly recommended to pre-book your Blue Jackets parking; reserve your spot for other events if official parking is provided. You will find cheaper parking at parking garages near Nationwide Arena – you can pre-book these spots too, using a parking app or website like

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Nationwide Arena parking rates

Location Rate Distance Parking
226 South Front Street Parking $10 / Day0.9 mi

Nationwide Arena parking FAQs

Is there parking near Nationwide Arena?

There are over 15000 parking spaces around Nationwide Arena. The Arena District Parking lots and garages include:

  • McConnell Garage
  • Front Street Garage
  • Chestnut Street Garage
  • Marconi Garage
  • Arena Crossing Garage & Lot
  • Neil Avenue Garage
  • Kilbourne Garage
  • Buggyworks Lot
  • Vine Lot
  • Fletcher Lot
  • Flats on Vine
  • Broadbelt Lot
  • Northbank Lot
  • Hocking Lot
  • 600 Spring Lot

You'll find several other garages and lots within a short walking distance of the arena. Go online to find the best deal at on-site and off-site parking garages near Nationwide Arena.

How much does Nationwide Arena parking cost?

You'll spend at least $10 - $20 at the Nationwide Arena parking garages and lots. Cheaper game day parking is available at Chestnut Street, Front Street, and Kilbourne garages. Non-event day parking at Arena Parking Garage costs $5. Other parking lots and garages in the neighborhood offer all-day parking for as low as $10. Use a parking app to book the best parking spots near Nationwide Arena for the lowest rates.

Which parking garages near Nationwide Arena are closest?

On its north side, the Arena Parking Garage is the closest parking facility, and McConnel Garage is the closest on the arena's west side. On the north side, Flats on Vine, Vine Lot, and Arena Crossing Garage and Lot are also a quick walk from Nationwide Arena. On the south side of the arena, you'll find the Front Street Garage and Marconi Garage nearby.

How to save more on parking around Nationwide Arena?

Pre-book your parking near Nationwide Arena for a guaranteed spot at the lowest rate. Rates will rise closer to the event at most parking garages near the arena. Reserved parking is encouraged at the on-site lots and garages too. Park further away from the arena to save more; there are plenty of affordable parking facilities around the Arena District.

Nationwide Arena parking tips

Parking and traffic patterns in the Arena District vary from event to event. On-site parking passes can be pre-booked or purchased on-site on the event day. However, confirm drive-up parking for the event or game you are attending.

ADA parking spaces are available at Nationwide Arena parking lots and garages for those with a valid state-issued hangtag. North entrance to the McConnel garage and north-east entrance to the Front St. Garage is recommended for ADA parking.

West Street can be used for pick-ups and drop-offs if you arrive by taxi or rideshare. A section of the McConnell Boulevard is used as a drop-off zone for guests with special needs.

Tailgating is not permitted at the Arena District parking lots and garages.