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Based on current reports from local authorities the initial assessment is that the chemical spill in East Palestine, Ohio presents no risk to the Columbus local watershed and air quality levels remain at normal levels.

The City of Columbus is located 175 miles away from East Palestine. It is also important to note that City of Columbus watershed is not connected to East Palestine.

The safety of our fans and community members is always our top priority, and we will continue to monitor the situation and keep everyone informed - as we hear more, you’ll hear more.

If you have further questions, please do not hesitate to reach email us at

We are currently experiencing record sales and our team is working around the clock to create the ultimate, safe fan experience.

We look forward to welcoming you to the Arnold Sports Festival!

Brian Powers
Executive Director


We are carefully following the ever-changing COVID-19 situation and have updated our guidance based on recent developments. Please review the following updated COVID guidelines for the 2023 Arnold Sports Festival

  • Masks are not required at the 2023 Arnold Sports Festival

Other measures include:

  • If you are feeling unwell, stay home
  • Wash or sanitize your hands often
  • Where possible, keep your distance

We continue to monitor the situation with public health, and should regulations change we will make further updates.

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