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Nationwide Arena Parking

Event Parking
There are more than 18,000 parking spaces available within a 10-minute walk of Nationwide Arena. All surrounding parking lots and garages offer spaces for guests with disabilities.

Arena District parking facilities are adequately staffed to assist in directing traffic in and out of lots and garages. All lots and garages will be pre-pay to avoid delays in exiting.


Pre-Paid Event Parking
Before you head down to the game, pick your parking spot and pre-pay at to save time and guarantee your spot.

October 16 and 23 Parking/Traffic Alert

With multiple events taking place on these dates, please take a moment to review the suggestions below from our friends at the Arena District.

  • To balance traffic, you are encouraged to enter downtown from the East.
  • Before you head to the game, pick your parking spot and pre-pay at to save time and guarantee your spot.
  • Lower priced game day parking is available at the Chestnut and Kilbourne garages, which are easily accessible from the South 3rd St. or North 4th St. exits on I-670. We encourage you to consider using those two garages, as well as the Front St. garage due to anticipated high use in the Neil, Marconi and McConnell garages. Click here for the Arena District parking map to see the locations of these convenient garages.

Non-Event Parking
The Nationwide Arena Parking Garage is also open on non-event days for $5.

Accessible Parking:
Two options are suggested; the north entrance of the McConnell garage or the north-east entrance to the Front Street garage.

Pick Up/Drop-Off
As a part of our increasing security measures we have eliminated the drop off area along Nationwide and McConnell Boulevard. There will be a small section maintained for ADA guests along McConnell boulevard. You can pre-purchase ADA parking on a first come, first serve basis.

All pickups and drop offs will take place on West Street. West Street can be used for temporary parking while waiting to make a pickup/drop off, however the vehicle must be attended at all times. Unattended vehicles may be subject to tow. During events the intersection of Nationwide and McConnell is manned by CPD.

Vehicles may also utilize the various hourly parking offered at parking meters located in the Arena District. Nearby meters can be found at Burnham Square, Marconi Boulevard (south of Nationwide Boulevard), and Northbank Tower meters (west of Neil Avenue on Nationwide Boulevard by Old Track Street).