COLUMBUS, OHIO - The Columbus Blue Jackets and NetJets® Inc., the worldwide leader in private aviation, announced today the renewal of a multiyear partnership that is highlighted by naming rights to the Suite Level at Nationwide Arena. The newly branded elements of the NetJets Suite Level were unveiled to fans during Friday's season opening game as the Blue Jackets hosted the New York Islanders.
"Central Ohio's corporate leaders reside on Nationwide Arena's suite level. As a corporate pillar of Columbus, NetJets is the perfect brand to complement the suiteholder experience in this prestigious area of the arena," said Ryan Shirk, Blue Jackets Vice President of Corporate Partnerships. "NetJets will be prominently featured throughout the arena and the suite level on various forms of traditional, directional signage as well as the signature NetJets Lounge Bar."
"As a part of the Columbus community for over 50 years, our partnership with the Columbus Blue Jackets is an ideal way to continue engaging with our community and rewarding our team members. We're very excited to kick off this season with our favorite hockey team," said Patrick Gallagher, Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing for NetJets.
The Blue Jackets return to action tonight when they visit the Carolina Hurricanes. Game time from PNC Arena is 7 p.m. ET. Live coverage on FOX Sports Ohio begins with the Blue Jackets Live pre-game show at 6:30 p.m. The game will also be broadcast live on the Eldorado Scioto Downs Blue Jackets Radio Network, 97.1 The Fan FM, and online at BlueJackets.com.
About NetJets, Inc.
NetJets Inc., a Berkshire Hathaway company, is the worldwide leader in private aviation with the largest and most diverse private jet fleet in the world. NetJets celebrated its 50th Anniversary in 2014, having been established in 1964 as the world's first private jet charter and management company. In 1986, NetJets pioneered the concept of fractional aircraft ownership-offering individuals and businesses all the benefits of whole aircraft ownership and more, at a fraction of the cost. Today, NetJets offers a full range of private aviation solutions, including fractional ownership, leasing, and jet cards through businesses bearing the NetJets®, Executive Jet Management®, and Marquis Jet Card® service brands in North America and Europe. For more information on NetJets customer programs and services, please visit netjets.com.