Arnold Sports Festival coming to Columbus again, March 2-5

Arnold Schwarzenegger congratulates Kai Green, winner of the 2016 bodybuilding championship at the 2016 Arnold Classic in Columbus. (Photo courtesy of John Elias Aguirre)

Arnold Schwarzenegger congratulates Kai Green, winner of the 2016 bodybuilding championship at the 2016 Arnold Classic in Columbus. (Photo courtesy of John Elias Aguirre)

COLUMBUS–The 2017 Arnold Sports Festival will bring fitness and fun for all ages as it returns to Columbus March 2 through 5.

The Arnold Sports Festival is co-promoted by legendary bodybuilder and film star Arnold Schwarzenegger. With more than 70 sports and events, including 14 Olympic sports, the festival has expanded into the world’s largest multi-sport fitness weekend. It debuted in 1989 as the Arnold Classic, a one-day professional men’s bodybuilding competition.

This year, about 185,000 sports fans are expected to see 18,000 athletes compete in more than 70 sports and events at a variety of venues, including the Greater Columbus Convention Center, Ohio Expo Center, Hilton Columbus Downtown, EXPRESS LIVE! Pavilion and Hollywood Casino Columbus.

Admission to the Arnold Fitness EXPO and most events at the Greater Columbus Convention Center and the Arnold SportsWorld Kids & Teens EXPO and all events at the Ohio Expo Center are included in the Daily EXPO Ticket ($15 each or three for $40 in advance, $20 at the door). Children 14 and under are free. Parking at the Ohio Expo Center will be $7. Free shuttles will run from the Ohio Expo Center to the Greater Columbus Convention Center the final three days of the event.

VIP Ticket Packages and individual event tickets are available through Ticketmaster at www.ticketmaster.com/arnold or 800-745-3000.

For more information visit http://www.arnoldsportsfestival.com/.