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Hotels in Columbus near Ohio Stadium

Ohio Stadium Introduction

Known locally as the Horseshoe, the Ohio Stadium is a massive 104,000-seater stadium on the campus of Ohio State University in Columbus Ohio. Opened in 1922, it's the home ground of the Ohio State Buckeyes football team. It also hosts major state athletics events, soccer matches, and big-name concerts, including the Rolling Stones and Pink Floyd. It's well placed for other sports venues in the area, including the Jerome Schottenstein Center, a basketball and ice hockey arena, and the Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium athletics track. It's also a 15-minute walk from the bars, diners, and restaurants in North High Street.

Hotels near Ohio Stadium

There are a number of hotels within a 2-mile radius of the Ohio Stadium, mainly in the budget to mid-range category. At the lower end of the scale, roadside inns typically offer bright, unpretentious rooms, as well as a free breakfast and parking, while mid-range properties feature indoor or outdoor pools, and complimentary local area shuttles. Columbus is a lively college town and is busiest during term time, which runs from August until May. Summer months attract the highest room rates, so for hotel bargains visit in the cooler winter season between November and March.

Where to stay near Ohio Stadium

The Ohio Stadium is situated in the northern suburbs of Columbus, 4 miles from downtown. It's close to Ohio State University's Columbus campus, which largely attracts a buzzy student crowd. Downtown Columbus is popular with more traditional visitors, as it's within easy reach of the city's main attractions, including the charming German Village district. Many visitors to the Ohio Stadium will stay near Necko, a quiet residential district south of the university. It's also handy for the shops, bars, and eateries in Lennox Town Center, which lies west of the Olentangy River.

Things to see near Ohio Stadium

After the game, head to downtown for a guided tour of the Ohio Statehouse, an imposing Greek Revival building and the Ohio State Capitol. Or book tickets to a big-name concert at Express Live! a major events arena, 3 miles south of the stadium. From here, it's a 7-minute walk from the Nationwide Arena, home of the legendary Columbus Blue Jackets ice hockey team. You'll also find many sports bars, coffee shops, and restaurants close by on Nationwide Boulevard. Escape the bustle of the city and visit the Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, 2.3 miles east of downtown.

How to get to Ohio Stadium

The Ohio Stadium is easy to reach by both car and public transport. If you're driving, it's a block from the Olentangy Freeway and 2.3 miles from I-71. There's ample parking available within walking distance of the stadium. It's also served by the COTA bus network, which stops close to all entrances and is the easiest way to explore the rest of downtown Columbus. There's no Amtrak service nearby, however the Greyhound bus stops on East Town Street, 4.6 miles south of the stadium. John Glenn Columbus International Airport lies 10 miles east of the Ohio Stadium.

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