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Date: Oct 23, 2019

Meeting Time: 6:30 

Location: Panera Bread in Dublin (6665 Perimeter Loop Rd, Dublin, OH 43017

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2018-2019 Membership as of 2/26/2019

459 Members (109 New, 350 Renewals)

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Membership Benchmarks

696 Members 2017 - 18 Season

654 Members 2016 - 17 Season

675 Members 2015 - 16 Season

674 Members 2014 - 15 Season

758 Members 2013 - 14 Season

539 Members 2012 - 13 Season

549 Members 2011 - 12 Season

335 Members 2010 - 11 Season


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Hit The Road With Us For Opening Night 2014 - In Buffalo!

Opening Night In Buffalo!

Are you ready for opening night?

It's in Buffalo you say?

Who Cares!

The Jacket Backers are going!

Join us on Thursday October 9th for a trip to Buffalo for Opening Night!

The cost is $140 and includes ticket and bus (returning after the game - early Friday morning)

Email Chris at travel@jacketbackers.org for more information.




Nashville Invasion Date: Saturday 3/8/14 - A Great Place to Visit, Glad we moved EAST!  

Update 2/4/14 - If you want to join us on the trip please sign up below or contact Chris at travel@jacketbackers.org to make other arrangements by Thursday 2/6/14.  We currently have 91 signed up for the trip and have room for 20 more on the two buses.  We need to have our ticket and hotel room count finalized on Friday.

A year without a bus trip to Nashville is kind of like a lockout (but we don't want to talk about that).  When the schedule was released - there it was - a Saturday in March - nothing on the schedule for Friday or Sunday - Nashville, Away 3/8/14.  Well that could only mean one thing, a Jacket Backers Bus Trip!

We have a block of 120 tickets reserved in Club Sections 223 & 224.  We have our rooms booked at the Best Western Downtown - Convention Center.  We have 2 busses reserved.  So let's hit the road.

The Best Western is only .4 miles away from Bridgestone Arena and all the pleasures of Broadway (Tootsies, Jack's BBQ, The Stage, Printers Alley...).  So we won't have to cross the bridge or deal with re-construction this year.

The cost of the trip is $230 per person based on double hotel occupancy (see additional pricing options below).  The trip includes:

  • Club Level Game Ticket
  • Deluxe Motor Coach travel to and from Nashville aboard the Funbus
  • Overnight accommodations at the Best Western, Downtown Convention Center
  • Complimentary Continental Breakfast at the hotel
  • Movies and Entertainment on bus
  • Light Snacks Courtesy of the Jacket Backers
  • Raffle and Prize Give Aways

We will leave Columbus early Saturday morning.  The bus will make a couple of stops so we can stretch and grab some lunch.  We should arrive in Nashville by mid-afternoon.  There will be plenty of time to check in and enjoy the sites and entertainment of Nashville before and after the 7:00 game.

Reserve your seats now, as this popular trip can fill up fast.  You will not want to get closed out.  Pricing options are as follows; $150 per person deposit holds your seat or pay in full $310 per person for private room, $230 per person for double occupancy, $210 per person for triple occupancy and $200 per person for quadruple occupancy.  We also have a limited number of tickets only (no bus, no room) available for $74.  Prices are for members: non-members add $25 per person.  Or just join the club already!!

Please note, all bus passengers must be at least 21 years old. 

Nashville Trip Options 3/8/14


Exciting December for Blue Jacket Fans (blog entry from our JB Secretary Sara!)

Wow!  What a week and a half.  This season was seeming like a repeat of last year with the condensed schedule.  However, I didn't realize it really was until Jarmo Kekalainen said so during the Hockey & Heels event Saturday, December 14th.  He said it was due to the Olympics in February.  I attended the event with several other ladies I've met through Jacket Backers, twitter, and game watching parties.  I remember my 'date' was planning to leave early, but the game was so exciting she stayed through to the end including a quick overtime.  There was no game on Sunday so I finally finished my recap of the Ottawa Jacket Backers trip <==Click to see all the fun we had.  Monday there was another Blue Jacket home game.  Wednesday, I attended the Jacket Backers Holiday Gathering at Yogi's-Tuttle.  The fun included a CBJ/Hockey theme gift exchange where I stole an RJ Umberger signed stick from another member, a 'door prize' drawing, and our first ever rock paper scissors tournament.  Don't knock it until you try it!  It was a blast.  Susan won the newest Homage Jacket Backers T-Shirt <== click to take a look.  It's long sleeve too.  Thursday was the away game party at BWW in Marion.  I won a bottle of hot sauce and got teased the rest of the evening about what I was going to put it on.  I don't eat wings.  Saturday we drove to Findlay to pick up my mother.  She and I participated in the Tunnel of Pride, where season ticket holders line up on each side of the walkway to cheer on our players just before they went out onto the ice.  CBJ lost a 2-0 lead but ended with with a 6-3 victory against the Flyers, can't beat that!  Then last night we carried mom wheelchair and all down to my basement bar to watch another exciting Blue Jacket win over the Carolina Hurricanes.  We'll miss the Friday game watching party in Powell <== click for details.  However, we'll be back for the home game on Sunday night.  Also I plan to see you all at Studio 35 for the best New Years Eve Party ever, Jackets Style!  Get your tickets now!


Jacket Backers Travel Planning 2013 - 2014

We have been hard at work planning trips for the upcoming season.  We are working on a number of opportunities and they are in various states of completion.  We currently have over 300 tickets purchased or reserved in 6 different cities.  We are still working on a couple more possibilities.  As of 10/9/13 this is what we know:

Washington Capitals - 10/19/13 - SOLD OUT- Tickets only, travel on your own or carpool.  Hotel discount code available for the Hampton Inn in Silver Spring, MD.  Tickets are $95 each.  

These tickets are currently sold out.  Only use the Buy Now button below if you have already made arrangements to purchase these tickets!  

Click Here for Full Details.  

Pittsburgh Penguins - 11/1/13 - CANCELLED 9/5/13 - Group Ticket Sales began Monday 8/26/13.  We were planning on purchasing at least 30 tickets for this game but Pittsburgh's group pricing structure has changed.  Despite being told that upper bowl group seating would be available for this game, we are now being told that only lower bowl tickets are available for group sale at $145 - $155 per ticket.

With the price increase, we were unable to find enough interested people to purchase a block of tickets.  We are sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused.

Ottawa Senators - 11/17/13 - Update:  Time is running out to join this trip.  We currently have 16 people going to Ottawa.  We have to make our final ticket commitment and payment on 10/14.  If you are interested in going on this trip, please purchase your ticket by Sunday 10/13 at 9:00pm.

Tickets only, travel on your own or car pool. Please remember that you will need a valid, signed passport to travel to and from Canada.  Hotel discount code available for the Holiday Inn & Suites - Ottawa Downtown.  Click here for full details.

Buffalo Sabres - 1/18/14 - We have our bus trip planned.  We have 68 tickets and a 54 passenger bus reserved.  We have reservations at the Hyatt within one mile of the First Niagara Center.  (There is free metro service from the hotel to the arena).  The complete bus package will cost $210 per person (based on 2 people to hotel room).  


Click Here for full Details.

Buffalo Bus Trip 1/18/14

Nashville Predators - 3/8/14 - We have our bus trip planned.  We have a block of 120 tickets reserved.  Our tickets will be in or near Sections 223 & 224.  We have rooms reserved at the Best Western, Downtown Convention Center within .4 miles of Bridgestone Arena. The complete bus trip costs $230 (based on 2 people to hotel room).  We also have a limited number of tickets only available for $74 each.  Click here for full details.

Nashville Trip Options 3/8/14

New York Islanders - 3/23/14 - We have had very limited feedback about going to New York. If you are interested in seeing if we can get enough interest on a block of tickets please contact Chris at travel@jacketbackers.org.  If we get enough interest, we can see if we can still purchase group seating.

Tampa Bay Lightning/Florida Panthers - 4/11/14 and 4/12/14 - We have reserved blocks of tickets for both games in Florida.  For the Tampa Lightning game we will be seated in Club Level 209 and the tickets are $53 each.  For the Florida Panthers we will be seated in Section 125 and the tickets are $62 each.

We are also looking to see if we can provide shuttle service from Tampa to Miami and back, as well as find hotel discounts for our group.  You would be responsible for your own air transportation to and from Florida.  Please remember that this is Spring Break Season, so book your travel early (or when you believe you have the best price!)

Select your Tampa/Florida Tickets

Super Secret Bonus Trip?? - Carolina Hurricanes - 3/29/14 - Ok, we have a lot here already, but it is our first year in the east ya know and we were just kind of thinking.....

Contact travel@jacketbackers.org and let us know if you would be interested in a ticket or a bus trip to Carolina!


Travel Committee Meeting Thursday 9/19/13 - 6:30pm - Chipotle at Crosswoods

Come out and help the Travel Committtee with planning for the upcoming season and enjoy a tasty burrito.  We will be discussing the progress of our currently planned trips and deciding if there is anything else we should/can plan.  Also, we will be working on some of the logistics of the bus trips. 

If anyone has a business that would like to donate prizes to the raffles on the buses, they would be greatly appreciated.  Or feel free to suggest a business you think we should contact.

The meeting is at 6:30pm and will be at the Chipotle - Crosswoods at 154 Hutchinson Ave, Columbus, OH  43235.

Please email travel@jacketbackers.org if you are planning on attending or if you have any comments or suggestions.


#DefendNWA contest - Jacket Backers style

WITH SWORDS!!!! courtesy of @frickindannie If you're on Twitter or Facebook and follow the Columbus Blue Jackets (or received our last email), then you're probably familiar with their recent social media contest on how YOU would #DefendNWA. Well, we're putting our own twist on it. To win here's what you'll want to do:

Official Rules

1-Be creative, or at least show us a sense of humor.

2-Post on either the Facebook Jacket Backers page at facebook.com/jacketbackers or Twitter @JacketBackers with the #DefendNWA tag one of the following: picture/photo or drawing of how you would Defend NWA...or have defended NWA in the past whether at home or away.

3-We'll choose one at random AND we'll post another "top" 5 options for YOU to choose your favorite through a vote on Facebook. (1st prize is a hockey stick - top vote getter on Facebook; 2nd prize is a puck-chosen at random. Both stick & puck are courtesy of the CBJ. We'll also throw in a $50 credit on one of our upcoming 2013-2014 away trips for both the 1st & 2nd prize.)

4-All entries must be posted by Sunday, September 15th - the CBJ's first Pre-season home game vs Pittsburgh Penguins.

5-On Tuesday, September 17th we'll post the top 5 options for you to vote on via the Jacket Backers Facebook page. Vote by liking your favorite or by commenting on the post. Voting will end on Sunday, September 22nd.

6-We'll announce/contact winners for both our random selection and Your Favorite Pick on Wednesday, September 25th.

The picture in this post is an example - courtesy of @frickindannie - (Thanks Dannie! We all loved it!)

How does Dannie #DefendNWA? ...With Swords!!!! 


Cross the Border to Ottawa - 11/17/13

Update:  Time is running out to join this trip.  We currently have 16 people going to Ottawa.  We have to make our final ticket commitment and payment on 10/14.  If you are interested in going on this trip, please purchase your ticket by Sunday 10/13 at 9:00pm.

The Jacket Backers are making their first group trip North of the Border.  We have a block of tickets reserved to root for the visiting team as the Blue Jackets visit the Ottawa Senators on Sunday, 11/17/13 at 1:00.

Our tickets are in Section 302, Rows E & F and the cost is only $55 per ticket.

Make sure your passport is valid and make your travel plans.  We can try to help arrange ride sharing.  Some people have expressed interest in renting a van for the trip and splitting the cost/drive.  We will do our best to help the group going share the travel.

In addition to the tickets, The Jacket Backers have reserved a block of rooms at the Holiday Inn & Suites, Ottawa Downtown.  The room rate based on double occupancy is $119 Canadian dollars ($138.04 with taxes) - at current Canadian exchange rates 1 Canadian dollar =  .96 US dollars.  An additional $10 per person charge applies if more than double occupancy.  In-door and out-door parking ($17 Canadian per automobile, per night) with unlimited in and out privileges is subject to availability and passes will be issued on a first come first serve basis.  We will provide a discount code for you to use when calling to place your room reservation.  Reservations must be made by 10/27/13 to receive our group rate.  The Holiday Inn is located in Downtown Ottawa's trendy Golden Triangle district and is mere steps from the Rideau Canal, where you can stroll, bicycle (or if in winter, skate) past many of Ottawa's greatest historical and contemporary points of interest.  It is 25.7 km (about 16 miles and 30 - 40 minute drive) to Canadian Tire Centre.

Buy your tickets now to join us on our first Canadian adventure!


INVADE BUFFALO Bus Trip 1/18/14

It will never look the same!Join the Jacket Backers invasion of the First Niagara Center to cheer YOUR COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS to VICTORY over the Buffalo Sabres!

We will leave early Saturday morning and arrive in Buffalo with plenty of time for a little pre-game preparation, cheer on the Jackets with 50+ hard core CBJ fans, enjoy a night on the town celebrating the Columbus Blue Jackets and return back to Columbus nicely rested from our stay at the Hyatt on Sunday.

This all inclusive trip package includes:

  • Game Ticket
  • Overnight Accommodations at the Hyatt Hotels and Resorts
  • Deluxe Motor Coach travel to and from Buffalo aboard the Funbus
  • Movies and Entertainment on bus
  • Light snacks and refreshments courtesy of the Jacket Backers
  • Raffle and Prize give aways

All of this for only $210 per person (based on hotel double occupancy)!

The Hyatt is less than one mile from First Niagara Center.  Free public transportation is available between the hotel and the arena.

Space is limited so sign up today!  The Paypal button below includes pricing options per person for Single Occupancy ($275), Double Occupancy ($210), Triple Occupancy ($190) and Quadruple Occupancy ($180), as well as a $150 per person deposit option to hold your spot.  We currently have a limited number of tickets only available for $66.  Contact travel@jacketbackers.org with any questions or requests.


Buffalo Bus Trip 1/18/14


Group Seating Available at Washington Capitals - October 19, 2013

UPDATED 10/6/13 -SOLD OUT - Visit our Nation's Capital and cheer your Columbus Blue Jackets to victory!  The Jacket Backers have purchased a block of 30 tickets for the 10/19/13 game in Washington.

The tickets are in Section 432 & 433 and each ticket will be encoded with a $15 voucher for food, beer or wine at the Verizon Center.  Your cost per ticket and food voucher is $95.  Due to limited availability these tickets may be purchased by members only (members are permitted to bring family members and/or a guest).  If purchased directly from the Capitals these tickets would cost $88 plus $13.75 in fees per ticket and not include the food voucher.  

Purchase your tickets now with our "Buy Now" button below.  Space is limited.  

In addition to the tickets, The Jacket Backers have reserved a block of rooms at the Hampton Inn in Silver Spring, Maryland.  The room rate based on double occupancy is $119 ($134.47 with taxes).  Valet parking ($15) is limited in the hotel garage, but free parking is available in the "Town Square Garage" directly behind the hotel lot.  We will provide a discount code for you to use when making your reservation online to receive this rate.  Reservations must be made by 10/3/13 to receive our group rate.  The Hampton Inn is located three blocks from the Red Line Metro stop with easy access to the Verizon Center and other Washington DC attractions.

We apologize to anyone that was hoping for this to be a bus trip.  That would have been our preference as well.  But due to the cost and immediate need to purchase tickets, we felt that trying to make a bus trip work to Washington would have prevented us from providing a variety of other travel opportunities that we will be announcing in the near future.

These tickets are currently sold out.  Only use the Buy Now button below if you have already made arrangements to purchase these tickets!


CONGRATS to #CBJSocial Suite tickets winner Drew Chambers!

Thank you so much to all of you who tweeted and FB commented on where you'd like to go on our road trips next year.  It took us awhile to compile and select our winner, member Drew Chambers!

No surprises - New York Rangers was the most mentioned trip, 38 of you said you'd like to go there!

Philly was next at 17. 

One of you mentioned heading to Philips Arena in Atlanta to thank them for allowing us to move East!

Other mentioned trips in order of popularity:  Pittsburgh 15, New York Islanders 11, Washington 10, Toronto and Boston tied at 9 each, Detroit 5, Buffalo 4, Nashville 3, Montreal Ottawa and Springfield all tied at 2, and with single mentions Colorado, Florida, Carolina, New Jersey, Columbus, Winnipeg, Chicago, Vancouver and San Jose.  Kinda surprised no one mentioned Edmonton, LA, Phoenix, Dallas, Tampa, Anaheim, Calgary, St. Louis or Minnesota as places they'd most like to head.

We're looking forward to being able to put together some great road trips for next year's season in the East!