COLUMBUS, OHIO – The Columbus Blue Jackets invite fans to The Mall at Tuttle Crossing on Wednesday, Nov. 24 when the club’s new Third Jersey will be officially unveiled as a special event, presented by Lexus, which will be carried live on FOX Sports Ohio during the first intermission of the Blue Jackets at New York Islanders game broadcast. The mall's center court area will be equipped with video screens where fans may watch the FSO telecast live from Nassau Coliseum beginning at 7 p.m. The unveiling will take place in the center court at the conclusion of the first period.
The new jerseys will be available for purchase the night of the unveiling event at the FOX Sports Ohio Blue Line at The Mall at Tuttle Crossing. That evening, the store will stay open until 11 p.m. The FOX Sports Ohio Blue Line location at Nationwide Arena will also carry the jerseys beginning Friday, Nov. 26. From the time of the unveiling on the eve of Thanksgiving through Monday, Nov. 29, both FOX Sports Ohio Blue Line stores will be the exclusive retail source for the Third Jerseys. The replica Third Jersey will be available in sizes ranging from infant through adult, including ladies. An authentic version will be offered in adult sizes only. Fans are also reminded that advance orders are currently being accepted in person at both FOX Sports Ohio Blue Line stores.
To further support their presenting sponsorship of the Third Jersey, Lexus is teaming up with FOX Sports Ohio and the Blue Jackets to offer the Lexus Florida Fly Away Giveaway, a "watch and win" contest where fans have a chance to win an authentic Third Jersey and a trip for two to Florida.
Beginning Friday, Nov. 26, fans can visit FOXSportsohio.com or BlueJackets.com and enter for the chance to win a nightly prize of an authentic Third Jersey. Each game in the ten-game window from Friday, Nov. 26 through Thursday, Dec. 16 is a new chance to win a jersey. One fan will be randomly selected from the ten nightly qualifiers to win the Florida trip, which includes round-trip airfare from Columbus; accommodations at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort; and tickets to watch the Blue Jackets play the Tampa Bay Lightning.
In addition, the Blue Jackets and Lexus will offer the winner the opportunity to participate in an in-game, on-ice intermission contest for the chance to win a luxury Lexus vehicle. Registration via FOXSportsOhio.com and BlueJackets.com begins Friday, Nov. 26.
"Thanks to Lexus' unique presentation of the unveiling, we can't wait to reveal the new jersey simultaneously to the fans gathered at Tuttle and to the FSO viewing audience," said Larry Hoepfner, Columbus Blue Jackets Executive Vice President of Business Operations. "We're very excited that Lexus has enhanced its partnership with us this year to be the sole presenting sponsor of all activities surrounding the televised introduction and promotion of our Third Jersey."
"We've enjoyed a great relationship with the Blue Jackets over the last few years, so we welcomed the opportunity to be part of the 10th season celebration by presenting this special Third Jersey unveiling," said Rick Germain, president and owner of Germain Lexus of Dublin and Germain Lexus of Easton.
"FOX Sports Ohio is proud to be part of the Blue Jackets 10th season celebration and cover live the unveiling of the new Third Jersey," said Henry Ford, Senior Vice President and General Manager, FOX Sports Ohio. "We're pleased to celebrate this important milestone with all Jackets fans and the communities in and around Columbus."
The Blue Jackets will take the ice wearing the Third Jerseys for the first time on Friday, Nov. 26 as they host the Detroit Red Wings at Nationwide Arena on the eve of the Ohio State – Michigan game in Columbus. The team will sport the new-look sweaters for a total of 15 games throughout the 2010-11 season.
The Blue Jackets return action tomorrow when they host the Minnesota Wild at Nationwide Arena at 7 p.m. Live high-definition 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 Wheeling Island Hotel Casino Blue Jackets Radio Network, including flagship station 97.1 The Fan, and online at www.BlueJackets.com.
Single-game tickets, starting at $22, are on sale 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 BlueJackets.com and Ticketmaster.com. For information on season tickets, a variety of partial-season plans and group tickets, call (800) NHL-COLS or visit BlueJackets.com.
Also available for the Nov. 26 Third Jersey game, and every Friday home game, is the TIM HORTONS JACKETS PACK. This special offer includes a game ticket, $10 food/beverage voucher, Blue Jackets hat, CBJ-Tim Hortons travel mug with voucher for a free coffee fill-up at participating Tim Hortons locations and voucher for Timbits 10-count snack pack. Prices start at $30 (upper bowl), a savings of $29.