Value City Arena at Schottenstein Center is located at 555 Borror Dr. in downtown Columbus. It is the host of larger concerts and the home of the Ohio State University's men's and women's basketball teams as well as the men's hockey team. Since it was opened in 1998, the arena has hosted many world-class events, including the 2005 NCAA Men's Hockey Final Four, the 2002 Jeopardy! College Championship. Bruce Springsteen released a live recording from his 2005 performance at the arena and Carrie Underwood filmed her music video for Undo It at Value City Arena. During the college basketball games, the rowdy student section is referred to as the "Buckeye Nuthouse". This section holds about 1,400 students for each home basketball game. You can get the best seats for Value City Arena events at StubHub.
What is the Value City Arena's seating capacity?
The capacity for basketball games is 18,909. Because of the size of the rink, the maximum capacity for hockey games is smaller. Concert capacities vary from event to event, so call ahead for more information about a specific concert.
Is there parking near Value City Arena?
There are multiple parking garages attached to and within walking distance of the arena. Some of them charge hourly, but most of them charge a flat rate on event days. Each parking spot is first come, first serve and is not included in the ticket price.
Are there wheelchair-accessible seats at Value City Arena?
The venue has a variety of ADA accessible seats located around the arena. To inquire about accessible seating on game day, contact the guest services center. Wheelchair escorts are available at every entry point to the arena at no charge.
Are there hotels and entertainment nearby?
If you are coming from out of town for a game, the arena is located just a short distance from some of the most popular neighborhoods in Columbus. There is also a wide variety of different restaurants just a short walk from the venue.
Where are the best seats for Value City Arena events?
There are multiple options when it comes to seating in the arena. The arena is tri-level, with the floor seats being on the 100 level. Sit there if you want to be close to the action. There are 52 luxury suites also available between the 200 and 300 level seating.
Are animals allowed in the arena?
Animals are not permitted in Value City Arena at any time with the exception of service animals for special needs guests. If you have questions about bringing a service animal into the building, contact guest services ahead of time.Back to Top
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