Columbus, Ohio is a haven for passionate sports fans, both local and visiting. Navigating the excitement of game day can be overwhelming, but the Greater Columbus Sports Commission is here to help. We've curated the best content to enhance your fan experience, providing comprehensive game day guides and essential information on where to buy tickets, where to stay, where to eat, and what to do. Let us be your guide to an unforgettable game day, so you can focus on cheering your team to victory.



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We've gathered our most popular guides and useful links to help round out your gameday experience.


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Frequently Asked Questions From Fans

Are there any construction or traffic issues on my route to the game?

Check out for the latest construction, closures and traffic.

How can I buy tickets?

We have a page dedicated to navigating you to the right resource for getting tickets, head to our tickets page for links to team and event websites to secure your seats. Sign up for our newsletter for ticket updates and offers on upcoming special events.

Where can I find Columbus sports gear and apparel?

All our pro and college teams have apparel on their websites or at the stadium. Otherwise, here are a few of our favorite places to snag a shirt or hoodie: Homage, Columbus Soccer Shop (Crew), The Blue Line Online (Blue Jackets), Columbus Clippers Team Shop, Ohio State Team Shop, Columbus Fury Team Shop

Where can I park?

There is ample parking near all of our sports venues. Check out these links to see what’s available near each one. You can even secure a spot in advance. Visit LAZ Parking (Arena District and Downtown), Campus Parc (Ohio State), Arena District, Convention Center, Memorial Tournament, Columbus Marathon

What hotels are nearby?

Visit Experience Columbus’ website - or call (614) 221-6623 - to find a place to stay near your event. You can also get insights into special deals, events and recommended neighborhoods based on your interests.

Where should we eat or drink before or after the game?

Check out this map or our full Game Day Guide for the Arena District / Short North. We also have a map and Game Day Guide for Ohio State / University District.

We worked with food blog Breakfast with Nick to curate a list of pre- and post-game spots whether you’re here for one night, two days or a long weekend. Or, you can visit the restaurant guide at Experience Columbus for even more options.



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