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From the SOUTH (Cincinnati)

Take I-71 North to State Route 315 North. Follow SR 315 for approximately 5 miles. Take the Ackerman Road exit and turn right. Turn right on Fred Taylor Drive, or proceed straight ahead to Olentangy River Road and turn right.

From the NORTHEAST (Cleveland)

Take I-71 South to I-270 West. Take I-270 West for approximately 1 mile. Exit to State Route 315 South. Follow SR 315 for approximately 6 miles. Take the Ackerman Road exit and turn left at the light. Turn right on Fred Taylor Drive, or proceed straight ahead to Olentangy River Road and turn right.

From the NORTHWEST (Toledo)

Take I-75 South to Findlay. Exit at State Route 15 East, which becomes US Route 23 South to Columbus. Exit at I-270 West and follow for approximately 1 mile. Exit to State Route 315 South. Follow SR 315 for approximately 6 miles. Take the Ackerman Road exit and turn left at the light. Turn right on Fred Taylor Drive, or proceed straight ahead to Olentangy River Road and turn right.

From the EAST (Pittsburgh)

Take I-70 East to I-670 East to State Route 315 North. Follow SR 315 for approximately 5 miles. Take the Ackerman Road exit and turn right at the light. Turn right on Fred Taylor Drive, or proceed straight ahead to Olentangy River Road and turn right.

Directions & Parking

designated_driver.pngTraffic and parking patterns also vary from event to event.  Planning for alternate routes and parking options can make for a better experience.  Use the Ackerman Road EXIT to get to the Buckeye Lots OR continue east on Ackerman to Olentangy River Road.  Additional alternates from Route 315 include Medical Center Drive, North Broadway or Kinnear Roads.  Consider entry westbound from I-71.  

Parking immediately around the arena is available and there are over 10,000 surface and garage spaces within a short walk.  Officers or staff may direct you to surrounding lots including: lots south of Lane Ave. near St. John Arena and Ohio Stadium.   

There is a parking charge for most events. Rates vary so be sure to check the website event page a few days ahead of time.  Ticketholders should receive a KNOW BEFORE YOU GO alert.  All lots are cashless - credit/ debit cards and smartphone payments ONLY are accepted.  Parking lots typically open 2 hours prior to doors opening for an event.

  Shuttles run for some events.  Paratransit vans will run.
 

Within Walking Distance PARKING MAP

CLICK HERE for concert/ special event/ family show GENERAL PARKING MAP

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Drop-Off/ Pick-Up locations

Guests can be dropped-off before/ picked-up after an event on Borror Drive which runs along the North Side of the building. Drop-off/ Pick-up locations may vary depending on the event.

For Uber or Lyft - enter "Scarlet Lots 1-2" on app for easy drop offs/ pick ups.

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Disability Parking is located in the Scarlet Lots along Borror Drive, adjacent to The Schottenstein Center. You must display a state-issued disability-parking hangtag*

We exceed ADA standards in the terms of the number of accessible parking spaces.  We understand proximity is a key to a positive experience with parking, so plan to arrive early.  If Scarlet Lot spaces fill, additional ADA spaces in the Buckeye Lots off Ackerman Road may be available.  A dedicated wheelchair accessible shuttle will bring you directly to and from the arena doors. When Buckeye Lot shuttles are operating, the ADA shuttle will run 2 hours prior to the event until 30 minutes after the event concludes.

*A current state issued disability placard (from any state), along with registration, and the person who owns the placard must be in the vehicle to enter the disability parking lots. 

You may be dropped off or picked up on Borror Drive.  Let the police officer or Traffic team know that you would like to make a drop off, and we will direct you.