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2012 Arnold Sports Festival Info Page

The Arnold Sports Festival is known as the largest multi-sport festival in the nation and the greatest sports-fitness experience of a lifetime. Find the 2012 details here!


March 1-4, 2012


Columbus, Ohio

Greater Columbus Convention Center
400 North High Street
Columbus, Ohio 43215
Phone: 614.827.2500

If traveling from the North, take I-71 South to Broad Street and turn right. Continue across the bridge and the facility is on the right after the bridge. If traveling from the South, take I-71 North to 4th Street. Turn left onto Broad Street and continue across the bridge. The facility is on the right after the bridge.

Franklin County Veterans Memorial
300 W. Broad Street
Columbus, OH 43215
Phone: 614.221.4341

Nationwide Arena
200 W. Nationwide Blvd.
Columbus, OH 43215
Phone: 614.246.2000

Hotel Information

The 2012 Arnold Sports Festival enjoys more than 100 hotel partners - from luxury hotels to stylish bed & breakfasts, the City welcomes you! For best room rates, ask for Arnold Sports Festival blocks.

Click here for a list of hotels.


Fitness enthusiasts from around the globe gather for the annual Arnold Fitness EXPO, a three-day extravaganza of fitness shopping and sports entertainment featuring the biggest names in the fitness industry. 700 booth spaces create the largest and most prestigious fitness EXPO anywhere in the world offering a wide array of fitness supplements, equipment, apparel, and endless star power. The 3-day annual EXPO offers the enthusiasm and excitement of 170,000 visitors and more than 17,000 athletes competing in 40 sports & events.

The Arnold Fitness EXPO grows every year in size and entertainment variety on the Arnold Fitness EXPO stage. The steady stream of non-stop fitness entertainment draws around the clock unparalleled crowds who come to shop, see and enjoy. Leading EXPO stage entertainment includes Friday's 12 noon prejudging for the professional women's Ms. International, Fitness International, and Figure International competitions as well as armwrestling, amateur bodybuilding, fitness & figure, professional strongman competitions, fitness entertainment and more.

Ticket Information

Tickets to the Arnold Sports Festival are available on-line at,, at all central Ohio Kroger's in-store Ticketmaster locations, by telephone at 1-800-745-3000 and on-site ticketing locations throughout the Arnold Sports Festival. Tickets for the Arnold Fitness EXPO are available at the door Friday, Saturday and Sunday of the event. Advance ticket purchases are encouraged as some events sell out early.

Contact Information

You can contact a representative of the Arnold here.

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