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Nationwide Arena Club Seats & Premium Areas

  • Club Level - The Club Level provides one of the best experiences at Nationwide Arena and should be considered for any event. With only 8 rows they are some of the ...
  • Glass Seats (Blue Jackets Games) - Glass seats offer fans a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to watch Blue Jackets hockey up close and personal. Row A in each lower level section is the f...
  • Lexus Lounge (Blue Jackets Games) - The Lexus Lounge is a premium and exclusive seating area in Sections 114 and 115. The seats are located behind the penalty boxes in rows B-M and wi...

Best Seats For a Concert at Nationwide Arena

The most common seating layout at Nationwide Arena for concerts is an end-stage setup with the stage located near sections Section 101, Section 117 and Section 118. For many concerts there are also slight variations to the layout, which may include General Admission seats, fan pits and B-stages.

On the Floor: Sections Floor 1, Floor 2, Floor 3 and Floor 4 are Floor Seats, which offer some of the closest views of the performers. For many concerts, floor sections are added or removed. These performer-specific adjustments may alter the floor layout and the views from each floor section.

To the Side of the Stage: For close views of the stage with a little bit of elevation, consider seats to the side of the stage in Section 102, Section 103 and Section 115. The view is not head-on like on the floor, but many of the seats are closer to the stage, provide better elevation and are actual stadium seats.

head-on concert view at Nationwide Arena
Section 108 offers a comfortable head-on view for end-stage shows

Head-on to the Stage: Seats directly across from the stage, like those in Section 108, Section 109, Section 110 and Section 209 provide the most comfortable looks of the performance.

Even upper level sections offer unobstructed sitelines. Just keep in mind that you won't be able to see as much detail from these seats as you would if you sat closer to the stage.

Consider the Following When Buying Concert Tickets

Seats behind the stage are occassionally sold: Unless your main objective is to just get in the building, you'll want to completely avoid anything behind the stage - like those in/near or above sections Section 101, Section 117, Section 118 and Section 119. It's unlikely the performer will turn around to salute you - and you're more likely to be completely blocked out from seeing the show.

If you're on the shorter side (or bringing kids), consider floor seats only in the first few rows: The most common complaint amongst floor ticketholders is that they can't see the stage because of taller people in front of them. As an alternative, consider side sections near the stage that will still have you close and high enough to see.

Lower level side sections are not created equal: While the side sections closest to the stage are top-notch, side sections farther from the stage may leave you with a cramp in your neck. Sections 105 and 113 are not well-angled towards the stage - leaving you to turn your head for an ideal view. Instead, consider head-on sections in the lower level or even close side seats in the upper level like 202 and 219.

Floor Seats for Concerts

  • Floor Seats - Floor seats are some of the most exclusive and exciting seating options for a concert at Nationwide Arena. All floor seats will be located at stage le...

Home & Visitor Bench For Basketball Games

Home Bench - For most basketball games the home team players sit in front of Section 102 and Section 103

Visitor Bench - The visiting team sits in front of Section 104 and Section 105

Blue Jackets Bench & Visitor Bench

Blue Jackets Bench - The Blue Jackets players sit in front of Section 103

Visitor Bench - The visiting team sits in front of Section 104

Shoot Twice Seating for Hockey

The Blue Jackets shoot twice towards the net in front of Sections 105 and 106. Along with nearby sections, these seats will give you the best views of the Blue Jackets as they attack in the first and third periods.

Turf Terrace Seating

  • Turf Terrace Seating - The Turf Terrace (formerly Sky Terrace) is generally reserved for large group seating at Nationwide Arena. The location can fit up to 400 fans or gues...

Obstructed Seating

  • Avoid Section(s) 116 for Hockey -

    Seats in Row Y, especially on the right aisle (near seat 1) may have an obstructed view of the ice.

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Nationwide Arena Seat Views

Recommended Seats for Great Views

For Hockey: Sections 103, 104, 114 and 115

  • Amazing views from the lower level of seating near center ice
  • Seats are by either the player benches or the penalty boxes, which are both entertaining
  • Some seats in the front row are up against the glass, an ideal place to watch the game

For Basketball: Sections Club 3 and Club 4

  • Ideal height for seeing the entire court
  • Completely unobstructed center court views
  • Easy-in, easy-out and fewer fans in each section to distract you

For Basketball: Rows R-Y in Sections 103, 104, 114 and 115

  • Center court views from the lower level
  • More elevation than lower rows makes it easier to see end-to-end action
  • Rows R-Y are closest to the main concourse tunnel

To search tickets in these seats, select an event and apply the filter labeled Great Views of the Court.

Recommended Seats for Impressing a Guest

For Hockey: Sections Club 10, Club 11, Club 12 and Club 13

  • Upscale club level experience
  • Close to the net where the Blue Jackets shoot twice
  • Fewer rows per section creates a more comfortable atmosphere

To search tickets in these seats, select an event and apply the filter labeled Impressing a Guest.

Recommended Seats for Kids and Family

For Hockey: Section 110

  • Close to the Front Street Market which features child friendly grab-and-go food and beverage options
  • Family restroom located just outside the section

For Basketball: Rows A-F in Sections 222, 223, 224 and 225

  • Some of the cheapest tickets in the arena
  • Closer to the court than most upper level seats
  • Easy access to concourse restrooms and concessions

To search tickets in these seats, select an event and apply the filter labeled Kids and Family.

Recommended Seats for Partying and Socializing

For Basketball: Sections 301, 302, 303 and 304

  • Low ticket prices make it affordable for groups and fans less interested in the action on the court
  • Bar-top tables behind the seats are ideal for socializing
  • Extra legroom and few stairs are ideal for large groups who want to move between their seats and the terrace

To search tickets in these seats, select an event and apply the filter labeled Partying and Socializing.

Nationwide Arena Seating Reviews

  • "Close to the ice + personal replay screen" - - I purchased these tickets for my boyfriend and I as a treat! Cheapest tickets I could find in the lo...
    Section 119, Row LL, Seat 8 / Hockey Review
  • "Decent view but lacking atmosphere " - - These seats weren’t the best. Located above the goal that Columbus only attacks for one period, I ...
    Section 226, Row L, Seat 3 / Hockey Review
  • "Amazing Seats!" - - These seats had the best view in the entire arena, in my opinion. They were so close to the stage an...
    Section 117, Row L, Seats 1-2 / Concert Review
  • "Very close to stage, perfect view" - - The seats weren't too far up and away from stage, they were low enough to be able to see the perform...
    Section 104, Row G, Seats 13-14 / Concert Review
  • "Dallas Stars at Columbus Blue Jackets - Oct 16, 2019" - - Awesome night, seats were great - was so close to the teams that I even had a little stare down with...
    Section 103, Row C / Hockey Review   Verified Customer
  • "Great view of the entire ice surface" - - Great seats to see the entire ice surface. You can see plays developing and carrying into both off...
    Section 206, Row E, Seats 16, 17 / Hockey Review
  • "Great seats, close enough!" - - Great location in corner, no cup holders so beware. Very cozy, not for those expecting extra room.
    Section 107, Row A, Seats 7-8 / Concert Review
  • "Great action" - - The seats are very narrow. You could see the game well. Loved the game, seats way too small.
    Section 204, Row G, Seats 1-2 / Hockey Review
  • "Philadelphia Flyers at Columbus Blue Jackets - Feb 20, 2020" - - Awesome view of the visitors goal but you can see home goal fairly well too.
    Section 101, Row S / Hockey Review   Verified Customer
  • "Jackets vs. Predators" - - CBJ lost, as is their usual, but a fun time nonetheless.
    Section 210, Row M, Seats 1-4 / Hockey Review
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    Venue & Seating Questions

    • What is Terrace Tables seating like at Nationwide Arena?

      Terrace Tables are among a host of premium seating options available at Nationwide Arena. The tables are located between the 100 and 200 levels on the South side of the arena - just below the Founders Suites.

      Each terrace table can accommodate four guests in bar-style seating that overlooks the arena. Tables are outfitted with a personal television screen and fans will receive in-seat wait service for select events.

      Terrace Tables
      Nationwide Arena Terrace Tables are an ideal solution for entertaining guests and keeping an eye on the game

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      Terrace Table ticketholders also enjoy access to the Club Level concourse, including the Club Lounge.

    • How many rows in each section at Nationwide Arena?
      Each section has a varying amount of rows and seats. Find a section to see row and/or seat numbers.
    • Is seat number 1 on the left or right side of sections?
      As you look towards the ice from your seats, lower number seats are on your right.
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    Other Photos From Nationwide Arena

    Terrace Tables and Founders Suites at Nationwide Arena
    Pictured here are three separate sections of Terrace Tables below the Founders Suites. The Terrace Tables offer a unique experience for watching the game. Instead of traditional seats, fans sit at a bar top counter where they can place food and beverages while watching the game.
    Civil War Cannon at Nationwide Arena
    This functioning civil war era cannon shoots off loud blasts throughout the game at Nationwide arena. Fans are encouraged to find the cannon outside section 101 before the game for a picture next to the replica.

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