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Best Spots to Park for Every Venue in the Arena District  

September 2, 2021

Home to dozens of restaurants and bars and state-of-the-art sports and entertainment venues, the Arena District is the place to be!

Whether you’re looking to cheer on the Columbus Clippers at Huntington Park or catch a show at Express LIVE!, the Arena District is the premier entertainment destination for Columbus residents and visitors.

Did you know? You can pick your own parking spot and pre-pay at to save time and guarantee your spot!

With more than 18,000 parking spaces in more than a dozen garages and lots in walking distance throughout the Arena District, there’s room for everyone!

Here are a few of our favorite places to park for an unforgettable night out in the Arena District.

Nationwide Arena

Home to the NHL’s Columbus Blue Jackets, Nationwide Arena is host to the very best in hockey, family entertainment, concerts and other special events. Located in the heart of the Arena District, the arena is surrounded by countless parking lots and garages.

If you’re headed to a Jackets game, the Chestnut Garage is a convenient option and priced lower than other garages near the arena. Access the garage in minutes simply by entering downtown from the east. Fans are also encouraged to try the nearly opened Kilbourne Garage, located right at Vine and 670 for easy in and out—plus, it’s only eight ice rink lengths away!


Express LIVE!

Express LIVE!, equipped with an indoor music hall and outdoor amphitheater, brings incredible live performances and concerts to downtown Columbus all year long! Nearby establishments A&R Music Bar and The Basement only add to the one-of-a-kind music experience the concert venue offers.

Located right at the corner of Front and Nationwide Blvd., the Front Street Garage is a fantastic option for concert goers looking for a hassle-free parking experience.


Huntington Park

Winner of the Ballpark Digest’s 2018 Best of the Ballparks, Huntington Park is home to the Columbus Clippers MiLB baseball team. With various game day deals, the stadium is the perfect place to enjoy a game with friends.

If you’re headed to a Clippers game, the Front Street Garage or Chestnut Garage are both incredibly convenient parking options, not to mention lower-priced than other local garages. You can access both locations in minutes, and get the added benefit of avoiding the more heavily congested areas along Neil Ave.

Nearby parking areas include the Buggyworks Lot and Broadbelt Lot on Broadbelt Lane and the Fletcher Lot, Northbank Lot and the Neil Ave. Garage off of Nationwide Boulevard. Field 

The newest addition to the Arena District, Field is home to Columbus’s very own MLS team—the Columbus Crew. Complete with a beer garden, fan terraces and enhanced seating, the new stadium is the perfect spot to watch the champions compete.

Crew fans looking for a place to park can drive to the Front Street Garage, which is just a few soccer field-lengths away from the stadium, and priced lower than other garages on game days.


Greater Columbus Convention Center

The Greater Columbus Convention Center, located in the midst of the vibrant Arena District, is one of the busiest convention centers in North America. The award-winning center hosts countless conferences, exhibits, and meetings throughout the year and offers an array of amenities. Visitors looking for the best spot can park at the Chestnut Garage near the center!


Plan Ahead!

Next time you’re in town or planning a time out with friends or family in the Arena District, use the ParkMobile app or for the fastest and most convenient way to find a parking spot. Download the app to easily reserve and pre-pay for a spot, and spend more time enjoying all the Arena District has to offer!

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