Click above to buy this Groupon for a 100-level (B) ticket to the game vs. the Tampa Bay Lightning on Tuesday, March 30, at 7 p.m. Click on the links below for other games and seating.
- Buy here for a $20 200-level (D) ticket to the game vs. the New York Islanders on Saturday, March 27, at 7 p.m. ($44 value).
- Buy here for a $35 100-level (B) ticket to the game vs. the New York Islanders on Saturday, March 27, at 7 p.m. ($75 value).
- Buy here for a $20 200-level (D) ticket to the game vs. the Tampa Bay Lightning on Tuesday, March 30, at 7 p.m. ($44 value).
Originally invented by bored henchmen looking to pass the time at Doctor Berserko’s secret Antarctic lair, hockey has since overtaken polo and unicycle jousting as America’s pastime. Hop on the bandwagon with today’s Groupon. For $20 to $35, you get one upper 200-level or one lower 100-level ticket to see the NHL’s Columbus Blue Jackets take part in one of two slap-shooting matchups: Saturday, March 27, at 7 p.m. vs. the New York Islanders or Tuesday, March 30, at 7 p.m. vs. the Tampa Bay Lightning. Depending on seating, these tickets are usually $44 or $75. The Saturday, March 27, game is also designated as Huntington Hat Night, and fans will receive a free Blue Jackets hat.
Each ice-shredding game takes place on a steamrolled pile of 10,000 snowballs, where aspiring golfers propel pucks at breakneck speeds in a thrilling display of precision and nimble double axles. If you sit in the upper 200-level (D) seating, you’ll get a central, aerial view of each thundering body check and flying V formation attack without reaching the height where mountain goats chew tin cans. (The only nosebleed section in Nationwide Arena is the penalty box.) In the lower 100-level (B) seating, you’ll sit close enough to the ice behind the goal to definitively settle scoring disputes.
Founded in 2000, the Columbus Blue Jackets are coming off a successful season in 2009, when they qualified for the Stanley Cup playoffs for the first time. Anchored by Rick Nash’s goal scoring, the Blue Jackets provide plenty of opportunities to witness high-flying action and friendly fistfights, along with opponents’ jerseys polishing the glass. In addition to head-turning displays of speed, strength, agility, and sparkly smiles, hockey offers an action-packed event where the whole family can hoot and holler together. More refined than igloo-based gladiatorial combat, hockey games are perfect for entertaining visiting penguins and steel-hearted princesses.
The Hockey Writers recount the Blue Jackets’ recent game against the Atlanta Thrashers: > * While the game wasn’t the prettiest that they’ve played, Columbus is playing a more fluid, open type of game. The guys are shooting the puck more versus ill-advised passing…These are grinder, jump up in the play type guys. Jake Voracek seems to be embracing his role as a power forward with each passing game. – Rick Gethin