Value City Arena
Value City Arena at the Jerome
Schottenstein Center is a
19,200-seat multi-purpose arena
located on the campus of The Ohio
State University in Columbus, Ohio.
The arena opened in 1998 and is
part of the Jerome Schottenstein
Center. It is home to the Ohio State
Buckeyes basketball and men's ice
hockey teams, in addition to live
entertainment. Previously, the
basketball teams played at St. John
Arena while the ice hockey team
played at the OSU Ice Arena. It is
named for Value City department
stores and Jerome Schottenstein of
Columbus, late founder of
Schottenstein Stores Corp. and lead
benefactor of the project.
The arena seats 17,500 for hockey and up to 21,000 for concerts (20,500 for end-stage shows). VCA's seating capacity makes it one of the
nation's premier college owned arenas and the largest in the Big Ten. In its eight years as home of Ohio State basketball over 2 million fans
have attended games in the arena. Ohio State ranked 18th in the nation in average attendance (15,390) for the 2005-06 season. It hosted the
2005 NCAA Frozen Four.