The Celeste Center is located at the State Fairgrounds and is part of the Ohio Expo Center in Columbus. The facility was named after Richard F. Celeste, who was the former governor of Ohio and Ambassador to India. The center is used for trade shows, sporting events, concerts and banquets. It has over 60,000 square feet of open floor arena space, which includes a 75-foot permanent stage and a 60-foot portable stage. In 2000, Christina Aguilera had her first concert tour in front of a sold-out crowd at this venue. Other famous musicians such as Hank Williams Jr. and Toby Keith have performed here. The venue is typically configured in an amphitheater-style for concerts. It also has concession stands, air conditioning, spacious restrooms, an outstanding sound system and dressing rooms with showers. StubHub is your source for Celeste Center tickets.
Can you tell me about seating at the Celeste Center?
Celeste Center seating holds space for 10,200 patrons during concerts.
Can you tell me about on-site parking at the Celeste Center?
There is on-site parking at the Celeste Center for 12,000 vehicles. This parking is first come, first served for event ticket holders. Parking must be paid in cash and costs $5. Complimentary parking shuttles are available from the Cardinal Gate to your vehicle.
Is the Celeste Center a wheelchair-friendly facility?
The Celeste Center is wheelchair-accessible, and every effort is made by the facility to accommodate individuals with disabilities to ensure that they have a comfortable and enjoyable experience. Most restrooms and buildings on the premises are handicap accessible. In addition, powered and non-powered wheelchairs can be rented at the main entrance.
Can I bring my pet to Celeste Center events?
Pets are not permitted on the premises except for service animals for individuals with disabilities. Animals approved for a specific event are also allowed.
Can you tell me about conditions for admission?
The safety of everyone on the premises is a top priority. Illegal weapons and substances are prohibited. All patrons must pass through a magnetometer before entering the grounds. Purses, bags and backpacks are allowed but are subject to search.
Can I bring my own food and drinks?
You may bring your own food and drinks, but glass containers and bottles are prohibited on the premises. Alcoholic beverages are not permitted. Food and drinks can also be purchased on the grounds.
Do I have to pass through the fairgrounds to get to an event?
The Celeste Center is located in the fairgrounds, and you will need to enter the fair to reach the venue. You will not be required to purchase a ticket for the fair if you have a ticket for an event.Back to Top