COLUMBUS, OHIO - The Columbus Blue Jackets announced today that the owners and operators of Wendy’s restaurants in Central Ohio have renewed their corporate partnership with the hockey club. The Columbus-based restaurant operating and franchising company has been affiliated with the Blue Jackets since the team’s inaugural season in 2000-2001.
In addition to the presence of electronic and fixed in-arena signage at Nationwide Arena, the deal also ensures the continuation of the signature "Chili Chant" during Blue Jackets games. This highly recognizable fan favorite promotion allows ticket holders to redeem their tickets for a Wendy’s Chili the day following a game in which the home teams scores at least three goals.
The partnership also encompasses sponsorship elements for the Columbus Destroyers of the Arena Football League. This season, Wendy's presents the Dispatch/Mix 97.1 Family Night packages which include four game tickets, four hot dogs, four Pepsis, four popcorns, one foam football, four Dispatch Ice Haus skating passes and four Wendy’s Frosty coupons starting at a family-friendly price of $66.
In addition, Wendy's owns presenting status on the upcoming Youth and Amateur Football Night slated for Saturday, May 26 when the Destroyers host the Dallas Desperados at Nationwide Arena. That evening, the first 5,000 fans in attendance will receive an instructional CD courtesy of USA Football. Another element on the Destroyers side is dasher board signage during home games.
Deposits are now being accepted for the 2007-08 Columbus Blue Jackets season. For information on season tickets, mini-plans and group tickets, call (614) 246-PUCK or (800) NHL-COLS. Single game tickets for the 2007 Columbus Destroyers season are available starting at $12 by visiting www.ColumbusDestroyers.com. For information on season tickets call (877) COLS-AFL.
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