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Columbus Blue Jackets and Premiere Global Sports Offer Travel Packages for 2010-11 Season-Opening Games in Stockholm, Sweden

by Blue Jackets Staff / Columbus Blue Jackets

COLUMBUS, OHIO – In conjunction with the Columbus Blue Jackets opening their 10th National Hockey League season with a pair of games vs. the San Jose Sharks at Ericcson Globe Arena in Stockholm, Sweden on Friday, Oct. 8 and Saturday, Oct. 9, the hockey club has partnered with Premiere Global Sports to offer fans travel packages featuring tickets, airfare, hotel accommodations, transportation, city tours, VIP experiences and more. Packages are available now.

Fans may choose packages inclusive of airfare or land-only packages which feature the following:

  • Four night accommodations at the Hilton Stockholm Slussen hotel (check in Oct. 6; check out Oct. 10)
  • Reserved lower level, between the blue lines ticket to the Blue Jackets vs. Sharks games at Stockholm Globe Arena
  • Exclusive VIP access to a Blue Jackets practice and meet and greet with Blue Jackets players
  • Drottningholm Palace tour with lake cruise, lunch, and local guide
  • Roundtrip deluxe motorcoach transportation to practice, palace tour, and both games
  • Official Columbus Blue Jackets souvenir
  • Daily breakfast at the hotel
  • Lanyard and ticket holder
  • Experienced staff on-site to assist

"We are very pleased to offer our fans the opportunity to share this unique experience as we kick off our 10th season in Europe. Premiere Global Sports has assembled a first-class, all-inclusive package that will give travelers a tremendous hockey and cultural experience," said Larry Hoepfner, Columbus Blue Jackets Senior Vice President of Business Operations.

"We are thrilled to offer official packages for all Columbus Blue Jackets fans to the upcoming NHL Premiere in Stockholm Sweden. NHL Premiere has quickly become a marquee sporting event and we are proud to be a part of it," said Brian Wilder, Executive Vice President of Premiere Sports Travel in Cary, NC. "From our past experience in Sweden, we look forward to providing Blue Jackets fans with a memorable experience."

Air packages are priced at $4,135 per person (single occupancy), $3,445 per person (double occupancy) and $3,275 per person (triple occupancy). Land packages (airfare not included) are priced at $3,135 per person (single occupancy), $2,445 per person (double occupancy) and $2,275 per person (triple occupancy). Package pricing includes all taxes. For more information or to make reservations, CLICK HERE or call (800) 924-9993.

The Blue Jackets return to action tonight when they host the Chicago Blackhawks at Nationwide Arena. Game time is set for 7 p.m. Live coverage on FOX Sports Ohio will begin with the Blue Jackets Live pre-game show starting at 6:30 p.m. The game will also broadcast live on the Wheeling Island Hotel Casino Blue Jackets Radio Network and flagship stations WBNS-AM, Sports Radio 1460 The Fan and WWCD-FM, CD101, and online at

Tickets for all Blue Jackets home games are on sale now at the Nationwide Arena Ticket Office, FOX Sports Ohio Blue Line at The Mall at Tuttle Crossing, The Chiller Ice Rinks and all Ticketmaster Ticket Centers. Fans can purchase tickets by phone at (800) 745-3000 or online at and Deposits for 2010-11 season tickets, as well as 10- and 20-game plans, are being accepted now. For information, call (800) NHL-COLS or visit

About Premiere Global Sports:

Premiere Global Sports, headquartered in Chicago, is the largest, integrated sports marketing and hospitality company in the United States. The Company consisting of four divisions; New York-based Premiere Corporate Events (, a full-service sports marketing company that provides customized incentive and brand-building programs for Fortune 1000 clients; North Carolina-based Premiere Sports Travel (, a leading sports travel and hospitality company that sells direct to consumers; Champaign, IL-based Premiere College Sports (, the nation’s leading full-service "official" collegiate sports tour provider with more than 50 partner schools from the Big 10, Big 12, ACC, SEC, PAC 10, Big East and other major conferences; and North Carolina-based (, one of the leading ticket brokerage services for sports and entertainment events.

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