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Encyclopedia > Nationwide Arena
Nationwide Arena
Image:natwidearenalogo.gif

Location 200 W. Nationwide Boulevard
Columbus, OH 43215
Opened 2000
Owner Nationwide Arena LLC
Operator Columbus Blue Jackets with day to day operations managed by Spectacor Management Group (SMG)
Construction cost $175 million
Architect Heinlein Schrock Stearns (now 360 Architecture) & NBBJ
Tenants
Columbus Blue Jackets (NHL) (2000-present)
Columbus Destroyers (AFL) (2004-present)
Ohio Junior Blue Jackets (USHL) (2006-present)
Columbus Landsharks (NLL) (2001-2003)
Seats
Hockey: 18,136

Arena football: 17,171 Image File history File links Natwidearenalogo. ... ImageMetadata File history File links Download high resolution version (2500x1464, 922 KB) Summary Nationwide Arena ice hockey stadium in Columbus, paid for by and named for Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... The Columbus Blue Jackets are a professional ice hockey team based in Columbus, Ohio. ... Spectacor Management Group (SMG) is a worldwide property management group that specializes in managing publicly-owned facilities. ... The Columbus Blue Jackets are a professional ice hockey team based in Columbus, Ohio. ... NHL redirects here. ... The Columbus Destroyers are an Arena Football League team, founded in Buffalo, New York in 1999. ... The Arena Football League (AFL) sometimes referred to by fans as the Arena League was founded in 1987 as an American football indoor league. ... The Ohio Junior Blue Jackets are a Tier 1 junior ice hockey team playing in the East Division of the United States Hockey League (USHL). ... United States Hockey League (abbreviated USHL) is the top junior ice hockey league in United States. ... The Columbus Landsharks was the name of a franchise which played in the National Lacrosse League (NLL) from the 2000–2001 season through the 2002–2003 season. ... Old MILL logo The National Lacrosse League (NLL) is the professional league of mens indoor lacrosse in North America. ... Ice hockey, known simply as hockey in areas where it is more common than field hockey, is a team sport played on ice. ... Arena football is a sport invented by Jim Foster, a former executive of the United States Football League and the National Football League. ...

Nationwide Arena is a sports and entertainment arena in Columbus, Ohio. It opened in 2000 and is the home of the Columbus Blue Jackets, a franchise in the National Hockey League, who were joined for the 2004 season by the Columbus Destroyers of the Arena Football League. It was also home to the Columbus Landsharks of the National Lacrosse League from 2001-2003. And, in 2006 it began hosting the Ohio Junior Blue Jackets, a Tier 1 junior ice hockey team that is a part of the United States Hockey League (USHL). Nickname: The Arch City The Discovery City Location in the state of Ohio, USA Coordinates: Country United States State Ohio Counties Franklin, Delaware, and Fairfield Mayor Michael B. Coleman (D) Area    - City 550. ... See also: 1999 in sports, other events of 2000, 2001 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto Racing Stock car racing: Dale Jarrett won the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship - Bobby Labonte Indy Racing League - Buddy Lazier won the season championship Indianapolis 500- Juan Pablo Montoya CART Racing... The Columbus Blue Jackets are a professional ice hockey team based in Columbus, Ohio. ... NHL redirects here. ... // On January 28, International Olympic Committee Vice-President Kim Un-yong is arrested on charges of corruption in Seoul. ... The Columbus Destroyers are an Arena Football League team, founded in Buffalo, New York in 1999. ... The Arena Football League (AFL) sometimes referred to by fans as the Arena League was founded in 1987 as an American football indoor league. ... The Columbus Landsharks was the name of a franchise which played in the National Lacrosse League (NLL) from the 2000–2001 season through the 2002–2003 season. ... Old MILL logo The National Lacrosse League (NLL) is the professional league of mens indoor lacrosse in North America. ... The Ohio Junior Blue Jackets are a Tier 1 junior ice hockey team playing in the East Division of the United States Hockey League (USHL). ... United States Hockey League (abbreviated USHL) is the top junior ice hockey league in United States. ...


The venue is named for the Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company, whose home office is located nearby. Nationwide's real estate development affiliate, Nationwide Realty Investors, financed and developed the project—making it one of very few privately financed arenas in the nation. Diversity Nationwide received a 100% rating on the Corporate Equality Index released by the Human Rights Campaign starting in 2004, the third year of the report. ...


The arena is of an attractive brick design and serves as the center of an entertainment district located about one half mile north of the Ohio State Capitol. Seating capacity is approximately 18,136 for hockey, 17,171 for arena football, 19,350 for basketball, and up to 20,000 for concerts. The death of 13 year-old Brittanie Cecil from injuries sustained from a hockey puck flying into the stands at a Blue Jackets game in 2002 led to the installation of nylon netting to catch pucks that fly over the acrylic glass at all professional ice hockey arenas in the NHL, AHL, and ECHL. Official language(s) None Capital Columbus Largest city Columbus Largest metro area Cleveland Area  Ranked 34th  - Total 44,825 sq mi (116,096 km²)  - Width 220 miles (355 km)  - Length 220 miles (355 km)  - % water 8. ... Ice hockey, known simply as hockey in areas where it is more common than field hockey, is a team sport played on ice. ... Arena football is a sport invented by Jim Foster, a former executive of the United States Football League and the National Football League. ... Sara Giauro shoots a three-point shot, FIBA Europe Cup for Women Finals 2005. ... Brittanie Cecil (born March 20, 1988 in Columbus, Ohio, died March 16, 2002) was a hockey fan who died from injuries suffered when a puck was deflected into the stands and struck her in the head at Nationwide Arena on March 16, 2002. ... Two standard hockey pucks. ... See also: 2001 in sports, 2003 in sports and the list of years in sports. Auto Racing Stock car racing: Ward Burton wins the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship - Tony Stewart Indy Racing League - Sam Hornish Jr. ... Structure of methyl methacrylate, the monomer that makes up PMMA Polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) or poly(methyl 2-methylpropenoate) is the synthetic polymer of methyl methacrylate. ...


The area surrounding Nationwide Arena, appropriately called the Arena District, houses a variety of bars, clubs and a movie theater. Constructed as a seamless entity, Columbus uses the arena as a drawing point for the city with the various other establishments feeding off of the foot traffic. The Lifestyle Communities Pavilion concert venue, and Arena Grand Theatre adjacent to the Nationwide Arena property, completes the entertainment complex. The Arena District is a 75 acre mixed-use urban infill, master planned development located in downtown Columbus, Ohio. ... Nickname: The Arch City The Discovery City Location in the state of Ohio, USA Coordinates: Country United States State Ohio Counties Franklin, Delaware, and Fairfield Mayor Michael B. Coleman (D) Area    - City 550. ...


Nationwide Arena also houses a smaller ice rink called the Dispatch IceHaus (formerly named the CoreComm IceHaus). This facility serves as the practice rink for the Blue Jackets and is also used for youth hockey games and open skating times for the public. This facility makes Nationwide Arena the only NHL arena with an on-site practice facility. The Columbus Dispatch is a daily newspaper, based in Columbus, Ohio, that serves the central portion of the state. ... The Columbus Blue Jackets are a professional ice hockey team based in Columbus, Ohio. ... NHL redirects here. ...


It hosted the final World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) King of the Ring tournament in 2002 and the last WWE Bad Blood in 2004. World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. ... King of the Ring logo (1999-present) King of the Ring is an annual World Wrestling Entertainment tournament first held in 1985. ... WWE Bad Blood was a World Wrestling Entertainment(WWE)-produced pay-per-view event that took place, usually, in June and was the successor of the King of the Ring pay-per-view. ...


In 2007, First and second Round Games of the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament will be played here as well.


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Preceded by:
first arena
Home of the
Columbus Blue Jackets
2000–present
Succeeded by:
current

Coordinates: 39°58′9″N, 83°0′22″W The Columbus Blue Jackets are a professional ice hockey team based in Columbus, Ohio. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...

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