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Columbus Blue Jackets, Nationwide Insurance present NASCAR-Themed "Nationwide Night" On Thursday, December 8

by Blue Jackets Staff / Columbus Blue Jackets

COLUMBUS, OHIO – The Columbus Blue Jackets and Nationwide Insurance present a NASCAR-themed “Nationwide Night” on Thursday, Dec. 8 when the Jackets host Central Division rival Nashville Predators. Game time at Nationwide Arena is set for 7 p.m.

An appearance by NASCAR Nationwide Series Champion Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and members of his No. 6 Roush Fenway Racing Ford team headlines the festivities. Fans may visit the Bud Light Terrace for autographs during the first intermission of the game.

In keeping with the racing theme, fans may test their driving skills in the NASCAR Nationwide Series race simulator located on the main concourse and take photos with the NASCAR Nationwide Series show car and championship trophy throughout the evening.

The Blue Jackets return to action Tuesday when they visit the Montreal Canadiens at Bell Centre. Live coverage on FOX Sports Ohio HD begins with the Blue Jackets Live pre-game show starting at 7:00 p.m. The game will also be broadcast live on the Wheeling Island Hotel & Casino Blue Jackets Radio Network, including Sports Radio 97.1 The Fan and online at

Single game tickets for the 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, the official club web site, and

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

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