THE HOT SPOTS

Columbus has the facilities for just about every sport you can imagine. Tipoffs, first pitches, en-gardes, kickoffs, puck drops, first serves, you name it. Here are a few of the most popular sports facilities in Columbus. Two locations serve as the heart and soul of Columbus sports:

  • The Arena District with three amazing stadiums on one stretch of Nationwide Blvd - or as we call it, Sports Street. Plus, the Convention Center is right around the corner.
  • Ohio State's Campus has the third largest football stadium in the country, and many other facilities that house 36 varsity sports from baseball to volleyball.
Nationwide Arena

This multipurpose arena is the centerpiece of downtown. It’s the home of the Columbus Blue Jackets, but also holds concerts and additional events year-round. Recent events hosted here include the 2021 NCAA DI Women's Volleyball Championship.

  • Opened: 2000
  • Capacity: 18,500-20,500 depending on sport
  • Sports: Hockey, Basketball, Volleyball and more
  • Primary home: Columbus Blue Jackets (NHL)
  • Location: 200 W. Nationwide Blvd. Columbus, Ohio 43215
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Lower.com Field

A world class stadium for a world class city, the Crew’s soccer stadium has a 20,000-person capacity with amenities like field-level suites and a beer garden. Come cheer on the Black & Gold with us! The U.S. Soccer Men's and Women's National Teams have played here a combined three times in the stadium's first year.

  • Opened: 2021
  • Capacity: 20,000
  • Sports: Soccer
  • Primary home: Columbus Crew (MLS)
  • Location: 96 Columbus Crew Way, Columbus, Ohio 43215
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Huntington Park

Located in the Arena District in downtown Columbus, Ohio, this beautiful park with amazing skyline views is home to the Columbus Clippers baseball team (the Triple-A affiliate of the Cleveland Guardians).

  • Opened: 2009
  • Capacity: 10,100
  • Sports: Baseball
  • Primary home: Columbus Clippers (MiLB)
  • Location: 330 Huntington Park Lane, Columbus, Ohio 43215
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Schottenstein Center

Where The Ohio State University’s men's basketball, women's basketball, and men's ice hockey teams come to play. The arena also hosts a variety of concerts, family shows and touring productions. And did we mention it has the largest seating capacity in the Big Ten Conference, with 19,049 seats? Kind of a big deal.

  • Opened: 1998
  • Capacity: 17,000-19,700 depending on sport
  • Sports: Basketball, Hockey and more
  • Primary home: Ohio State men's basketball, women's basketball and men's hockey
  • Location: 555 Borror Dr., Columbus, Ohio 43210
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Greater Columbus Convention Center

An award-winning convention center (and one of the busiest on the continent), the venue hosts a variety of volleyball, fencing, and wrestling tournaments, as well as special events, competitions, and conferences. Its 1.8 million square feet and connected to five hotels by enclosed sky bridges.

  • Opened: 1993, expanded in 1999 and 2017
  • Square footage: 1.8 million
  • Sports: Volleyball, Fencing, Chess and more
  • Location: 400 N. High St., Columbus, Ohio 43215
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Lou Berliner Sports Park

The nation’s largest ball diamond complex with 31 permanently fenced, turf infield baseball and softball diamonds. From March through November, Berliner is filled with thousands of athletes and spectators participating in local, state, and national events.

  • Opened: 1964, upgraded often, most recently in 2022
  • Fields: 31
  • Sports: Baseball, Softball
  • Location: 325 Greenlawn Ave., Columbus, Ohio 43223
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