Greater Columbus Convention Center
400 North High Street
Columbus, Ohio 43215
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
The 2010 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.
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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.
Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jim Lorimer held the first-annual Arnold Schwarzenegger Classic in 1989. Today the Arnold Sports Festival is recognized as the largest multi-sport festival in the nation and the greatest sports-fitness experience of a lifetime.
The growth and popularity of the event led to the addition of the Ms. International Professional Women's Bodybuilding contest; the now 700-booth Arnold Fitness EXPO in 1993; the Fitness International, a contest of female athleticism and appearance in 1994; The Arnold Martial Arts Festival in 1996; The Arnold Cheerleading Competition in 2000; and the Cheerleading and Dance Team National Championships, Arnold Gymnastics Challenge and the Arnold 5K Pump and Run in 2001.
Since then the addition of many more events including the MHP's Arnold Strongman Contest, The Arnold Archery Competition, The Killerspin Arnold Table Tennis Challenge, The Arnold Fencing Classic, and The Arnold USA Powerlifting Championships have created a four-day event that welcomes 17,000 athletes and 170,000 fitness enthusiasts to five premiere Columbus, Ohio venues. including Franklin County Veterans Memorial, Dispatch Ice Haus, Greater Columbus Convention Center, LC Pavilion and Nationwide Arena. Every year the event gets bigger. New in 2010 are Amateur Strongman, Amateur MMA, Skateboarding and Figure Skating.
Tickets to the Arnold Sports Festival are available on-line at ArnoldSportsFestival.com, ticketmaster.com/arnold, 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.