What time do gates open prior to a Blue Jackets game?
Gates at Nationwide Arena open 1-hour before the puck drops.
Where are good places to eat before a Blue Jackets game?
For great pub food try The Elevator Brewery and Draught Haus, or Barley’s Brewing Company. Both are within a mile of the arena and will not disappoint. If you like Greek food don’t miss out on trying Mykonos Gyros. They have some of the best Greek dishes in Ohio. If you are looking to try something new, visit Kitchen Little. They have a large menu of holistic food options and is always a great dining experience. For Italian food try Marcella’s Ristorante, Pastaria, or Martini Modern Italian. Other great places in the area are Flavors of India, Café Del Mondo, Café Brioso, and Gallerie Bar & Bistro.
Where is the best place to park at Nationwide Arena?
Parking for Nationwide Arena is spread out over a wide area. The most convenient place is in Lot A located on John McConnell Blvd. just to the west of the arena. Another great place to look for parking is immediately to the north of the arena on Convention Center Drive. The next largest parking are is at Lot C located on the south side of Nationwide Blvd. at Front Street.
Does my child need a ticket to go to a Blue Jackets game?
Children aged 2 and older are required to have a ticket to enter Nationwide Arena. If your child is under 2 years old they will be allowed to sit on a guardians lap for the duration of the game. It is best practice to bring proof of your child’s age with you to ensure they are allowed to enter the arena.