the arena district
The Arena District is one of Columbus's newest, planned downtown neighborhoods. An area that a few short years ago was one of our countries oldest operating penetentaries, has been completely raized and rebuilt new, as the setting for downtown's premier entertainment district.
This recently developed district has sparked major urban revival downtown. Nationwide Arena, home of the Columbus Blue Jackets (hockey) and the Columbus Destroyers (arena football), which also hosts national events + concerts. The LC Pavillion offers an indoor venue as well as a large outdoor amphitheater with the distinct Columbus skyline as a backdrop. The brand new Huntington Park is home of the Columbus Clippers and also hosts a wide array of events and concerts.