- Address: 200 West Nationwide Boulevard, Columbus
- Country: United States
- Capacity: 18,000
- Opened: 9 September 2000
- Main use: Ice hockey
- Tenants: Columbus Blue Jackets (ice hockey)
Extra stadium info – Nationwide Arena
The construction of the Nationwide Arena started in 1998 and its construction costs were $175 million. The venue is named after the Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company. The Columbus Blue Jackets use the Nationwide Arena for home matches. The ice hockey club was founded in 2000. They play in the National Hockey League, which became the most popular ice hockey league in the world. The Columbus Blue Jackets ice hockey club became the first ice hockey club from Ohio with 100,000 followers on its main social media page. It also became the first ice hockey club from Ohio with a value of at least $100 million.
Zach Werenski, who was born in Michigan in 1997, joined the Columbus Blue Jackets in 2015. He became one of the highest-paid ice hockey players in the world. Werenski played intercollegiate ice hockey for the Michigan Wolverines before he signed with the Blue Jackets. On 13 October 2016, he played his first-ever NHL game for the Columbus Blue Jackets. Two days later, Werenski scored his first-ever NHL goal.