COLUMBUS, OH – The Columbus Blue Jackets and Huntington announced September 27 the multi-year renewal of the corporate partnership between the National Hockey League club and the financial services provider. Huntington has been affiliated with the Blue Jackets since the 2005-06 season.
In addition to traditional sponsorship elements, including ice-level signage at Nationwide Arena and the Chiller Ice Rinks, Huntington will also continue to bring fans the Huntington Green Seats for Blue Jackets hockey. Starting two hours before every game, 250 seats specially priced at just $10 are available at the Nationwide Arena Ticket Office only. The renewed partnership also offers banking customers and hockey fans the following unique experiences and exclusive opportunities:
-Huntington Welcome Seats: As an exclusive benefit offered for every home game during the 2011-12 season, Huntington customers may register to win a pair of free Blue Jackets tickets and a parking pass.
-Free skating sessions at Chiller North: Huntington customers will be invited to a pair of special skating sessions.
The partnership also features Blue Jackets Banking, a retail banking program with a team-branded check card. In addition, fans will notice Huntington ATM locations at Nationwide Arena as well as all OhioHealth Chiller Ice Rinks. In-game video scoreboard promotion, broadcast inventory and presence on the hockey club’s official website, BlueJackets.com, also complement the partnership.
Single game tickets for Blue Jackets home games starting at $26 are on sale now at the Nationwide Arena Ticket Office, 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, the official club web site, and www.ticketmaster.com.
Full and partial season ticket plans for the Blue Jackets’ 2011-12 season are on sale now starting at less than $15 per game. Full and partial-season ticket holders receive a number of great benefits including significant savings versus single-game prices; the best available seat locations; exclusive access to events with players and coaches; and priority access to tickets for most other events at Nationwide Arena and the Jerome Schottenstein Center. For more information, call (800) NHL-COLS or visit BlueJackets.com.
Huntington Bancshares Incorporated is a $53 billion regional bank holding company headquartered in Columbus, Ohio. Huntington National Bank, founded in 1866, provides full-service commercial, small business, and consumer banking services; mortgage banking services; treasury management and foreign exchange services; equipment leasing; wealth and investment management services; trust services; brokerage services; customized insurance brokerage and service programs; and other financial product and services. The principal markets for these services are Huntington’s six-state banking franchise: Ohio, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Indiana, West Virginia, and Kentucky. The primary distribution channels include a banking network of over 600 traditional branches and convenience branches located in grocery stores and retirement centers, and through an array of alternative distribution channels including internet and mobile banking, telephone banking, and over 1,300 ATMs. Through automotive dealership relationships within its six-state banking franchise area and selected New England states, Huntington also provides commercial banking services to the automotive dealers and retail automobile financing for dealer customers.