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Arnold Sports Festival Overview

The Arnold Sports Festival and the world-renowned Arnold Classic bodybuilding championships willl return March 3-6, 2022 to Columbus, Ohio USA.

The Arnold Sports Festival will attract an estimated 100,000 sports and fitness fans to watch more than 22,000 athletes compete in 80 sports and events at the Greater Columbus Convention Center at the Ohio Expo Center.

The Arnold Classic and related IFBB Pro League events and the Arnold Amateur NPC Bodybuilding, Fitness, Figure, Bikini & Physique Championships will be held in Battelle Grand and on the Arnold Fitness EXPO Stage at the Greater Columbus Convention Center. 

The Arnold Expo, March 4-6, 2022, at the Greater Columbus Convention Center, features more than 1,000 booths of the latest in sports equipment, apparel and nutrition and four stages that host competitions and entertainment.

2022 Media Application

Onsite Press Rooms

Greater Columbus Convention Center Room B-132, 400 North High St., Columbus, Ohio, Hours: Friday, March 4 (8 a.m.-6p.m.),  Saturday, March 5 (9 a.m.-6 p.m.), or Sunday, March 4 (9 a.m.-4 p.m.).  Space is available for coats, meetings and breaks.  We are not responsible for items left in the room.

Battelle Grand (Enter from the Hyatt Regency Ballroom foyer). Hours: Wednesday, March 3 (10 a.m.-8 p.m.) Thursday, March 3 (9 a.m.-8 p.m.) Friday, March 4 (8 a.m.-4 p.m., 6 p.m.-10 p.m.) Saturday, March 5 (11 a.m.-4 p.m., 6-10 p.m.)


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