Join the Blue Jackets home game excitement: Parking & traffic info

File Photo - Nationwide Arena (WBNS-10TV)

COLUMBUS – The Columbus Blue Jackets are back at home tonight for Game 3 against the Boston Bruins in the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

Tuesday’s game is the first, second round home playoff game in franchise history so fans can expect the Arena District to be lively, to say the least.

The puck drops at 7 p.m. and doors open at 5:30 p.m., but the area could see heavy crowds as early as 4 p.m. with the start of the Party on the Plaza.

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Expect delays in the area of Front Street, High Street, Neil Avenue and Vine Street/Goodale Street.

Drivers hoping to avoid delays should go around the Arena District using highways such as I-670, SR-315 and I-71.

Fans hoping to catch a view of the action should plan ahead.

There are more than 15,000 parking spaces within 10 minutes of Nationwide Arena.

See the map below for parking options:

For more detailed parking options, click here.

Don’t want to drive? Consider using rideshare options such as Uber or Lyft or use COTA to get to the heart of the excitement.

COTA is extending their free CBUS line service to midnight both this evening and for Game 4 on Thursday.

CBUS is COTA’s free circulator line that covers areas including the Arena District, the Short North, the Brewery District, Downtown and German Village.

Other COTA bus lines serving Nationwide Arena include Lines 1,2, 2L, 5, 6, 8 and CMAX.

Check routes and ticket prices by clicking here.

Stay tuned to all things Blue Jackets by tuning in to 10TV at 7 p.m. Thursday for a special program, “CBJ Quest for the Cup.”