COLUMBUS, OHIO – The Columbus Blue Jackets and broadcast partner, FOX Sports Ohio want to "white out" the New Jersey Devils on Friday and help two lucky fans escape the winter doldrums by sending them to Florida to see the Blue Jackets play Tampa Bay in March.
Friday's game between the Blue Jackets and Devils is the annual FOX Sports Ohio White Out Night as all fans attending the game at Nationwide Arena are encouraged to wear white and will receive a free Blue Jackets "White Out Night" t-shirt courtesy of FOX Sports Ohio. Game time on Friday is 7 p.m.
Also beginning Friday, fans watching Blue Jackets telecasts on FOX Sports Ohio will have a chance to win a trip to Florida in the FOX Sports Ohio Florida Fly Away. One lucky fan and a guest will receive round trip airfare, a four-night stay at the Swan and Dolphin Resort at Disney, two theme park tickets, a rental car, $400 spending money and two tickets to see the Blue Jackets play the Tampa Bay Lightning at the St. Pete Times Forum on March 24. Fans who tune into Blue Jackets hockey on FOX Sports Ohio between January 16 and February 10 will be given a password to enter the contest at FloridaFlyAway.com, the contest web site that launches this Friday. The winner will be announced during the February 13 telecast of the Blue Jackets-Red Wings game.
"FOX Sports Ohio is thrilled to partner with the Blue Jackets on this exciting 'watch and win' trip promotion," said Steve Liverani, Senior Vice President and General Manager of FOX Sports Ohio. "Both our network and the Blue Jackets are always looking for new and innovative ways to grow our partnership and this unique promotion certainly demonstrates this."
The Blue Jackets return to action Friday when they host the New Jersey Devils. Game time from Nationwide Arena is set for 7 p.m. ET. 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 stations WBNS-AM Sports Radio 1460 The Fan and WWCD-FM, CD101.
Tickets for 2008-09 regular season 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 www.BlueJackets.com and www.ticketmaster.com. For information on season tickets, mini-plans or group tickets, call (614) 246-PUCK or 800-NHL-COLS.