COLUMBUS, OHIO – The Columbus Blue Jackets invite fans to gather and watch the Blue Jackets on the road during a series of official viewing parties at Columbus-area Roosters locations. The first of four watch parties will take place at the New Albany Roosters on Tuesday, Jan. 18 when the Jackets travel to Tampa Bay to take on Steven Stamkos and the Lightning. The complete schedule of viewing parties follows:
● Tuesday, Jan. 18, 7:30 p.m. at Tampa Bay Lightning - 5511 New Albany Rd. West in New Albany
● Tuesday, Feb. 8, 7 p.m. at Pittsburgh Pittsburgh - 3370 Olentangy River Rd. in Columbus
● Monday, Mar. 7, 9 p.m. ET at St. Louis Blues - 1832 Henderson Rd. in Columbus
● Tuesday, Apr. 5, 8:30 p.m. ET at Dallas Stars - 376 S. Hamilton Rd in Whitehall
Blue Jackets in-arena host Mike Todd will host the parties where fans may register to win assorted prizes including a limited-edition 10th season Blue Jackets hooded sweatshirt provided by Labatt Blue, as well as tickets to upcoming games. Other special Blue Jackets personalities, including Stinger and members of the Pepsi Power Patrol, will also be on hand for the festivities.
Roosters is the official viewing site for all road games during the 2010-11 season. Fans watching the Blue Jackets at central Ohio Roosters restaurants during road games other than the four designated parties will also have a chance to win the Blue Jackets-Labatt 10th season hooded sweatshirt by playing Labatt Blue’s "scratch and win" game. Fans may also enjoy drink specials from Labatt Blue and Three Olives.
The Blue Jackets return to action tonight when the club hosts the Detroit Red Wings. Game time from Nationwide Arena is set for 7 p.m. ET. Live coverage on FOX Sports Ohio begins with the Blue Jackets Live pre-game show starting at 6:30 p.m. The game will also be broadcast live on the Wheeling Island Hotel & Casino Blue Jackets Radio Network, including 97.1 The Fan and online at BlueJackets.com.
Single-game tickets for Blue Jackets home games, starting at $22, are on sale at the Nationwide Arena Ticket Office, The FOX Sports Ohio Blue Line Team Store at The Mall at Tuttle Crossing, ticket outlets at the Chiller Ice Rinks and all Ticketmaster Ticket Centers. Fans can also purchase tickets by phone at (800) 745-3000 or online at BlueJackets.com and Ticketmaster.com. For information on season tickets, a variety of partial-season plans and group tickets, call (800) NHL-COLS or visit BlueJackets.com.