Nationwide Arena

Nationwide Arena - NHL Columbus Blue Jackets

200 West Nationwide Boulevard, Columbus, Ohio 43215

The Delaware North Sportservice operation at Nationwide Arena – home to the NHL’s Columbus Blue Jackets -- includes six private party towers, clubs, suites, concessions and premium dining areas.

But it’s not just the fans who benefit from the arena’s food experience; Delaware North’s executive chef-led culinary team at Nationwide Arena offers a lesson in healthy cooking to Blue Jackets prospects during summer developmental camp.

In addition, Delaware North operates retail services for the team at Nationwide Arena, including the Fox Sports Ohio Blue Line team store.

Services

  • Food and Beverage

    • As a leader in food service management, we operate some of the busiest and most famous kitchens in the world. 

  • Retail

    • Delaware North operates 300 stores in parks, resorts, attractions, airports, toll plazas, sporting venues, open-air marketplaces and gaming properties worldwide.

  • Special Events

    • From the iconic Plaza in New York City to the enormous Wembley Stadium in London, every event, fundraiser, wedding or celebration is different -- so we treat each one as if it were the only one. 

“Everyone is excited and ready to roll out the changes and additions at Nationwide Arena this season, and the goal is to make the in-arena experience one of the best in professional sports.”

Rob Mixer BlueJackets.NHL.com

Venue Highlights

Length of Contract: Since 2000 
Seating Capacity: 18,136 
Services: Concessions, suites and premium dining; plus retail

“For three years running, Nationwide Arena has had its own version of a Food Network challenge. The chefs involved spend the NHL offseason — or maybe just five minutes at a restaurant — concocting masterpieces and giving them enticing names. The sandwiches are unveiled at the home opener, with the winner being the creator of the sandwich with the most sales throughout the season.”

Columbus Dispatch