COLUMBUS, OHIO – The Columbus Blue Jackets and Atlas Butler announced September 9 a corporate partnership which will align the central Ohio heating and cooling company with the National Hockey League club through the 2010-11 season.
The agreement encompasses radio and television broadcast inventory, in-arena messaging and execution of the "Oldest Furnace Contest" during the winter months. As part of the interactive promotion, fans register for an in-home inspection by an Atlas Butler technician trained to verify the age of the furnace. The fan who owns the furnace deemed the oldest in Columbus will be rewarded with a brand new furnace as well as a pair of Blue Jackets season tickets for the 2010-11 season and an autographed player jersey.
"We're very pleased to announce this new partnership with Atlas Butler," said Cameron Scholvin, Blue Jackets Vice President of Business Development. "Beyond the use of traditional marketing platforms, we're very excited to activate the partnership through the unique 'oldest furnace' promotion which literally brings Atlas Butler into the homes of Blue Jackets fans and prospective customers."
Founded in 1921, Atlas Butler is one of central Ohio's premier residential and commercial heating, ventilation and air conditioning service companies. The firm employs 105 associates, and serves more than 22,000 residences and businesses annually.
The Blue Jackets open the 2009-10 regular season on Saturday, October 3, against the Minnesota Wild. Game time from Nationwide Arena is 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 Blue Jackets Radio Network and flagship station WWCD-FM, CD101.
Blue Jackets single game tickets are on sale now 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 www.BlueJackets.com and ticketmaster.com. Season tickets starting at $18 per game, as well as six-, 10- and 20-game packages for the 2009-10 season are also on sale. For information, call (800) NHL-COLS or visit BlueJackets.com.