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Columbus Blue Jackets, Big Lots Announce New Corporate Partnership

by Blue Jackets Staff / Columbus Blue Jackets

COLUMBUS, OHIO – The Columbus Blue Jackets and Big Lots announced January 5 a corporate partnership between the National Hockey League franchise and the Columbus-based national closeout retailer.

One of the primary elements of the partnership is an in-market promotion beginning this month where fans may register to win the chance to enjoy a Blue Jackets home game from the comfort of the "Big Lots Big Seats," four Big Lots-branded recliners positioned to provide a great view of the action. Big Lots will also receive in-game exposure via the team’s new LED dasherboard as well as other in-arena messaging vehicles. Fans can enter for their chance to win at one of 21 Columbus area Big Lots stores. For locations and entry methods, visit www.biglots.com/bigseats.

Headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, Big Lots (NYSE: BIG) is a Fortune 500 company with more than 1,300 stores in 47 states. As the nation's largest broadline closeout retailer, Big Lots offers consumers a wide range of bargain-priced merchandise, including brand-name closeouts, seasonal products, consumable, furniture, housewares, toys, and gifts. The company also sells merchandise via the internet at www.biglots.com and through wholesale operations which are conducted through BIG LOTS WHOLESALE, CONSOLIDATED INTERNATIONAL, and WISCONSIN TOY and www.biglotswholesale.com.

The Blue Jackets return action tonight when they visit the Vancouver Canucks at General Motors Place. Game time is set for 10 p.m. ET. The game will 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 www.BlueJackets.com.

Blue Jackets 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.

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