Jerome Schottenstein Center

The Value City Arena at the Jerome Schottenstein Center is a multi-purpose arena, located on the campus of Ohio State University, in Columbus, Ohio, United States. It was the main entertainment arena in the Columbus, Ohio metropolitan area until the Nationwide Arena opened in 2000.


The arena opened in 1998 and is currently the largest in the Big Ten Conference.


It is home to Ohio State Buckeyes men's basketball, women's basketball and men's ice hockey teams. Previously, the basketball teams played at St. John Arena, while the ice hockey team played at the OSU Ice Arena. The arena is named for Jerome Schottenstein, of Columbus, late founder of Schottenstein Stores Corp. and lead benefactor of the project.


Ohio State ranked 18th in the nation in average attendance (15,390) for the 2005–06 season.


The music video for Carrie Underwood's 2010 hit "Undo It" was filmed at the arena.


Relationship to Nationwide Arena

Prior to July 1, 2010, one of Value City Arena's major event competitors was the downtown Nationwide Arena, which opened in 2000 and is home to the NHL's Columbus Blue Jackets. In May 2010, the Blue Jackets and OSU signed a one-year agreement to turn over day to day operations and non-athletic event booking of Nationwide Arena to OSU, effective July 1, 2010. This agreement puts both arenas under the same management and makes the facilities sister venues.


Notable events

Concerts

  • KISS - December 5, 1998
  • 'N Sync - March 23, 1999, with Britney Spears and B*Witched
  • The Rolling Stones - April 3, 1999
  • Aerosmith - April 11, 1999
  • Celine Dion - September 27, 1999 and September 22, 2008
  • Bob Dylan - November 3, 1999, with Phil Lesh and Friends, November 4, 2004, October 13, 2007, with Elvis Costello and November 11, 2010
  • ZZ Top - February 26, 2000, with Lynyrd Skynyrd
  • Red Hot Chili Peppers - March 31, 2000 and October 30, 2006
  • Korn - April 5, 2000 and July 12, 2002
  • Nine Inch Nails - April 15, 2000, with A Perfect Circle
  • Tina Turner - June 3, 2000, with Lionel Richie
  • Diana Ross - June 20, 2000
  • Up in Smoke - July 1, 2000
  • Ricky Martin - July 6, 2000
  • The Dixie Chicks - October 12, 2000 and July 23, 2006, with Anna Nalick
  • Anger Management - December 8, 2000
  • Bon Jovi - May 4, 2001 and November 9, 2005
  • The Black Crowes - October 10, 2001, with Beachwood Sparks
  • Elton John - October 12, 2001
  • Stone Temple Pilots, Linkin Park, Puddle of Mudd, Staind, Static-X, Deadsy and Spike 1000 - October 19, 2001
  • Blink-182 - June 9, 2002, with Green Day and Saves the Day
  • Def Leppard - June 13, 2002 and June 13, 2003
  • Paul McCartney - October 10, 2002 and October 22, 2005
  • Yes - October 28, 2002
  • Fleetwood Mac - May 7, 2003
  • Styx - June 25, 2003, with Journey and REO Speedwagon
  • Cher - August 1, 2003
  • The Eagles - October 23, 2003 and March 29, 2009
  • 311 - October 27, 2003, with Alien Ant Farm
  • Sarah Brightman - January 27, 2004
  • Prince & The New Power Generation - April 16, 2004
  • Shania Twain - May 21, 2004
  • Van Halen - July 7, 2004 and May 7, 2008
  • American Idol Live! - July 31, 2004
  • Usher - August 25, 2004
  • Metallica - September 24, 2004, with Godsmack and November 9, 2008, with Down and The Sword
  • Phil Collins - September 25, 2004
  • Jay-Z - October 2, 2004, with R. Kelly and October 28, 2009
  • Dolly Parton - October 20, 2004, with The Grascals
  • Mötley Crüe - March 8, 2005
  • Green Day - May 5, 2005, with My Chemical Romance
  • Gwen Stefani - December 17, 2005, with Ciara
  • Nickelback - July 7, 2006, with Hoobastank and Chevelle
  • Barbra Streisand - October 6, 2006, with Il Divo
  • The Who - December 11, 2006
  • High School Musical - January 18, 2007, with Jordan Pruitt
  • The Panic Channel - February 2, 2007, with Rock Star Supernova
  • Justin Timberlake - February 19, 2007
  • Eric Clapton - April 6, 2007, with The Robert Cray Band and June 15, 2009, with Steve Winwood
  • Fall Out Boy - October 18, 2007
  • Keith Urban - November 1, 2007
  • Neil Diamond - August 25, 2008
  • AC/DC - November 21, 2008
  • Avenged Sevenfold - November 23, 2008, with Saving Abel and Shinedown
  • Duran Duran - December 8, 2008
  • Keyshia Cole - January 17, 2009
  • Britney Spears - April 30, 2009, with the Pussycat Dolls
  • Earth, Wind & Fire - June 21, 2009
  • Taylor Swift - July 17, 2009
  • Journey - August 26, 2009
  • Kings of Leon - September 23, 2009
  • Mariah Carey - February 10, 2010, with RydaznRtist and DJ Suss
  • The Black Eyed Peas - February 16, 2010
  • Carrie Underwood - April 6, 2010
  • Daughtry - April 9, 2010, with Cavo, Theory of a Deadman, Lifehouse and Kris Allen
  • Jason Aldean - May 16, 2010
  • James Taylor and Carole King - May 30, 2010
  • Justin Bieber - August 14, 2010, with Vita Chambers
  • Muse - October 12, 2010, with Metric
  • Roger Waters - October 22, 2010
  • The Judds - December 2, 2010, with the Palmetto State Quartet
  • Lady Gaga - March 10, 2011, with Scissor Sisters
  • Usher - May 18, 2011, with Akon, Dev and The Cataracs
  • R. Kelly - July 8, 2011, with Keyshia Cole and Marsha Ambrosius
  • Sade - July 10, 2011, with John Legend
  • New Kids on the Block and The Backstreet Boys - July 24, 2011, with Midnight Red
  • Josh Groban - August 5, 2011

Other events

  • Jeopardy! College Championship - November 2002
  • NCAA Men's Ice Hockey Championship - 2005

Media

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