Value City Arena - Schottenstein Center

Value City Arena Schottenstein Center

Value City Arena - Schottenstein Center History

Home of the "Buckeye Nuthouse", Value City Arena - Schottenstein Center in Columbus, Ohio, is the site of some of the most exciting college basketball in the country. Housing the Ohio State University Men's and Women's Basketball teams as well as the Men's Hockey,Value City Arena - Schottenstein Center has become one of the loudest student sections in college basketball. The Buckeyes previously played their home games at St. John's Arena from 1956 until 1998, when Value City Arena - Schottenstein Center opened to begin the 1998 season.The arena is named after Jerome Schottenstein, a retail magnate and benefactor of the city of Columbus. Thanks to his generous contributions and many other private funds, the city and university were able to build this $115 millions stadium that has hosted some of the most exciting college sporting events as well as some of the hottest names in music and entertainment.


Value City Arena - Schottenstein Center Events

The Big 10 Conference is home to some of the most exciting action in all of college basketball and home games atValue City Arena - Schottenstein Center are the hottest ticket in Columbus. The Men's and Women's teams play their home games at this state of the art arena, which has evolved over the years into one of the loudest arenas in the country. 1 million people come toValue City Arena - Schottenstein Center every year, but not just for college sports. Every year, many of the biggest names in music and entertainment make Value City Arena one of their tour stops. Artists like The Who, Britney Spears, Paul McCartney, Carrie Underwood, Justin Timberlake, The Rolling Stones, Ray Charles and Billy Joel have all graced the stage in Columbus and every year more and more big names are added to the arena's schedule. Other great affairs on the calendar are sporting events like the NCAA Men's Hockey Championship, OHSAA Wrestling, even the Jeopardy! College Championship.


Columbus, Ohio

Named after Italian explorer Christopher Columbus, the capital city of Ohio has been named one of the 50 best cities in America. Sitting in central Ohio, Columbus is the home of the Scioto and Olentangy Rivers, which offer recreation and fun for the citizens of Columbus, including the Scioto Mile, 145 acres of downtown parks. The Scioto Mile offers visitors and locals miles of bike paths, walkways and lush parks to enjoy all year round. One of the most popular activities in Columbus is attending Ohio State sporting events, from basketball at Value City Arena to football at Ohio Stadium.


Value City Arena - Schottenstein Center Seating Layout

Since 1998, the Ohio State Buckeye's have been playing basketball and hockey at the modern Value City Arena. Almost 19,000 screaming Buckeye fans clad in scarlet and grey cheer their favorite team on at every home game atValue City Arena - Schottenstein Center. When the Men's Hockey team is the home team, the arena adds the rink, fitting 17,500 fans. No matter the event,Value City Arena - Schottenstein Center is one of the most popular venues in Ohio.


Value City Arena - Schottenstein Center Trivia

How large isValue City Arena - Schottenstein Center?

At 770,000 sq ft, Value Center Arena is 2 and a half times larger than than St. John's Arena, the Buckeye's previous home.

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