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The Columbus Blue Jackets
The Columbus Blue Jackets

The Columbus Blue Jackets

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200 W Nationwide Blvd, Columbus, OH 43215
(800) 645-2657
https://www.nhl.com/bluejackets/
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Attend a Columbus Blue Jackets game for some NHL action. The Blue Jets play in the Nationwide Arena which is located in the Arena District of Columbus, OH. Nationwide Arena has a complex seating chart ... Read more
to fit the needs of Blue Jets fans. You can sit at glass level, so you can feel like part of the action. You can pick seats at the "shoot once" or lower side line to cheer on and view your favorite players such as Rick Nash or Vinny Prospal. If you rather chill out with a few buddies over beers, then the club corner is for you.

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After a 16-day Olympic break, the NHL returned to Nationwide Arena on Tuesday March 2. There was a nice presentation before the game the honored players on both teams that played in what perhaps was the best Olympic tournament ever. Among the stars present were Blue Jacket Captain Steve Nash (Canada) and Vancouver players Ryan Kesler (USA) and Roberto Luongo (Canada).

Past that, the moving parts were a little rusty, starting with those awful looking green practice jerseys. Several Ohio State synchronized skaters performing after the first period stumbled and fell to the ice and the IGS Energy Blimp got loose and gently landed on some spectators after the second period. The actual hockey game was pretty sloppy, as the Blue Jackets ended up squandering a 2 goal lead and losing in OT.

I was in Section 117 (Lower Bowl) and thoroughly enjoyed the game nonetheless. Of course, as a follower of the SJ Sharks, very few of the players were familiar to me and apparently the Blue Jacket team roster underwent a significant change a few days later and just before the trade deadline passed. I also thought that the Blue Jackets logos, slogan (Carry the Flag), and Union Army history were kind of cool. And in between whistles or periods were the denied possibility of a free Tim Horton's donut, Zamboni Rides, the hip ice cleaning crew, the Fan Lounge (behind me) featuring the Boom Jacket drummers, Ice Girls, and game commentary, and a rotund fan who performed an absolutely hilarious and well done "Harpoon the Canucks" strip tease number.

If I were a regular fan living in the Columbus area, I would share and express great frustration with the state of the team and its management. And back in the Bay Area, we're spoiled when our biggest complaint is how the Sharks can be so good in the regular season and throw it all away in the playoffs. Yet, for this one night in Columbus Ohio, the Columbus Blue Jackets, Nationwide Arena, and the nearby Arena District provided me with one really entertaining and well executed professional entertainment experience.

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