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Monthly Planning Meeting

Date: March 6, 2019

Meeting Time: 6:30 

Location: Aveage Joe's @ 4949 E Dublin Granville Rd. Westerville, Oh. 43081

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Membership Update

2018-2019 Membership as of 2/26/2019

459 Members (109 New, 350 Renewals)

2,198 Subscribers to our Email List

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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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At Nationwide Arena

Stop by the Jacket Backers Table at Every Home Game!

It is usually located behind section 116, near the escalator from the McConnell Street Entrance, but may be relocated on a game-by-game basis at the Jackets' request.  Feel free to stop by at any game with your questions, comments or just to see what is going on with the Jacket Backers.

Community Power Play

$1760 YTD Raised in the 2017-2018 Season for The Blue Jackets Foundation #CommunityPowerPlay Goal!

$2620 Raised in the 2016-2017

 The Jacket Backers will again team up with the Columbus Blue Jackets Foundation to present our 3rd ANNUAL COMMUNITY POWER PLAY!!   For each Power Play Goal scored by the Blue Jackets, the Jacket Backers will make a donation to the Blue Jackets Foundation – and we’d love it if you’d join us and match!  Use the donation button below to show your support and Celebrate Life and Hockey.

For the first PP Goal scored in each game, we will donate $20 to the Foundation, for the second PP Goal we will donate $40 more, for the third PP Goal we will donate $60 more and so on. If a PP goal turns out to be our game winner, we will add another $100 to the Foundation.  Help us celebrate the joy of scoring more power play goals!

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St. Louis Bus Trip - Yes there is still space available!


If you are not lucky enough to win one of the two free trips on Thursday - there still is time to reserve your seat - but time is running out.  Please contact travel@jacketbackers.org by noon on Monday January 18 to reserve your seat and make payment arrangements.

Trip Details

  • $215 per person based on double room occupancy.
  • Deluxe Motor Coach to and from St. Louis.- A comfortable ride perfect to meet new friends, socialize, take a nap or catch a movie.
  • Some light snacks and beverages will be provided on the bus and you are welcome to bring your own refreshments.
  • Raffle including one team signed item.
  • Leave early Saturday January 30th (approximately 7:00 am).
  • Arrive in St. Louis with plenty of time to check in and sight see before and after the game.
  • Overnight Accommodations at the Sheraton St. Louis City Center - 2 blocks from the Arena.
  • Ticket to Columbus Blue Jackets vs. St. Louis Blues.
  • One hour In Arena Pre Game Party with free Beer, Wine, Soda and Appetizers.
  • Leave St. Louis late morning on Sunday for the return trip to Columbus with great memories and new friends.  


Other St. Louis Attractions

St. Louis Gateway Arch

St. Louis' Iconic Landmark is open from 9:20 am to 5:10 pm and is less than 1 mile from our hotel.

Great Jazz Clubs

St. Louis is known for the Blues and you can't go wrong with a live show.  On past trips people have enjoyed BB's Jazz, Blues, and Soups or Beale on Broadway.  Just two examples of the great nightlife in St. Louis.

Casino Gambling

There are many Casinos in and around St. Louis including the Lumiere Place Casino located just north of the Arch.

Other Great Neighborhoods 

Soulard - the home of Joanie's Pizzeria and Johnny's Restaurant and Bar

Laclede's Landing just north of the Arch.

Public Transportation is readily available in St. Louis. Taxis are plentiful and there is also a bus system and light rail.  The Sheraton City Center is right in the heart of the city and a great home base to enjoy the city.


Watch the CBJ Dump Coal into the Red Wings' Stockings!!!

Saturday, December 26, 2009  7:00 PM - Joe Louis Arena





Continue your Christmas Cheer - join us in Hockeytown and see the Jackets spoil the holidays for the Red Wings!

Tickets Only -

Just $65 for Members - $85 for Non-Members


Contact Anne and Jeff Little to reserve your seats and make payment arrangements, travel@jacketbackers.org


Jacket Backers To Invade St. Louis via Bus

Join us on our annual journey to the "Show Me" state, where the Jackets will be happy to show the Blues what hockey is all about!

Game is Saturday, January 30, 2010 at 7:00 PM at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Missouri


The total cost for our journey this year is just $215 - considerably less than last year!

We are taking deposits of $110 IMMEDIATELY to save your seat.  Pay the remaining $105 by January 7th.  Paypal or check accepted.

Trip package includes ticket in group area with the Jacket Backers, deluxe motor coach transportation to and from St. Louis hotel, 1 night stay double occupancy hotel room within walking distance to arena and downtown attractions, and a pre-game reception at Scottrade Center which includes beer and house wine or soft drinks, and appetizers.  And more!  Motor coach is handicap accessible, and accessible rooms are available upon request.  Individual travelers may request to be paired with another traveler to share a room if desired.

Trip will depart from the west side of Columbus early Saturday morning, and return sometime yet to be determined on Sunday.  A more detailed itinerary will be provided to travelers as further details become available.

Contact Anne and Jeff Little to reserve your seats and make payment arrangements, travel@jacketbackers.org

And remember - what happens in St. Louis, STAYS in St. Louis!



Invade Nashville to Defeat the Dark Side

Road Trip to Nashville - November 21

(Tickets Only)

The Jacket Backers have a block of seats reserved in Nashville as the Blue Jackets invade the Sommet Center for the first time this season.  Tickets are $65 for members ($85 for non-members) and are located in Club Section 224 (click for seating chart) - The Blue Jackets attack twice end.  OSU plays at Michigan earlier in the day - game time in Nashville is 7:00pm Central Time.

Contact travel@jacketbackers by November 5th to purchase your tickets.

Need a place to stay while in Nashville?

The Jacket Backers have reserved a block of discounted rooms at the Holiday Inn Express - Downtown Nashville.  Located on Broadway just 3 tenths of a mile from the Sommet Center.  Our discounted rate is $109 (plus taxes) per night.  To reserve your room, call their group reservation line at 877 443-7829 and tell them you are traveling with the Jacket Backers to get your discount. 

Reservations must be made by 10/31/09 to guarantee the discounted rate.


Travel Plans are in the Works! - Preliminary Trip Dates

Many of you have been eagerly awaiting details on our road trip plans for this season.  As of right now, the current trips that are in the planning stages are:

Saturday, November 21 at Nashville - Tickets Only, Potential Hotel Discount

Saturday, December 26 at Detroit - Tickets Only, Potential Hotel Discount

Saturday, January 30 at St. Louis - Bus Trip including Ticket, Pregame Reception, Transportation to/from St. Louis, and Hotel, Potential Extras

Saturday, March 20 at Nashville - Tickets Only, Potential Hotel Discount

We are also considering a return trip to Cleveland to see the Lake Erie Monsters be crushed by the Syracuse Crunch.  Other trips may still yet be considered, depending on interest and ticket availability.

All of these trips are early in the planning stages and are subject to change.  We will be working quickly to determine prices and details, and will be accepting deposits soon so you can be sure to reserve your spot.  If you have questions or suggestions, feel free to leave a comment here, or contact travel@jacketbackers.org.


Early Travel Opportunities

Is it too early to begin planning your hockey road trips? 

Of course not!!


The Jacket Backers have a couple of opportunities for early season group tickets, but we have to act fast to take advantage of these pre-sale offers.

To reserve your spot today and make payment arrangements, please contact Anne and Jeff Little at travel@jacketbackers.org.

Phoenix – Saturday, October 10 – 9 pm EST  (Tickets only)

OK.  This trip is for the hearty traveler.  Maybe someone with a lot of accumulated frequent flyer miles or someone trying to accumulate a few miles.  We have an opportunity to acquire group seats at a significant discount for this game.  This game is the Coyotes’ home opener.  Tickets would be $45 for lower bowl corner seats.  We need at least 15 people to secure these prices.  Your commitment with payment is needed by 9/15/09.  If we are unable to reach 15 interested travelers,  all money will be refunded.

Washington Capitals – Sunday, November 1 – 5 pm EST  (Tickets only – Potential Group Hotel)

This game would be the perfect ending to a weekend getaway in the Capitol City.  Tickets are available but going fast – we need your commitment with payment by 9/15/09.  Tickets are $110 for an upper level ticket, …BUT WAIT, THERE’S MORE!  Ticket pricing includes an all-inclusive pre-game buffet with alcoholic beverages and a Capitals Rally Towel and Hat.  Ok, so we know you’d rather have Jackets bonus items.  Think of these items as valuable souvenirs.  We need at least 15 to obtain the group pricing on the game.  If enough are interested, we will also look into lodging somewhere easily accessible on the Metro line with a group discount; we’d provide details on booking and you’re on your own for final arrangements and payment at the hotel.  If we are unable to reach 15 interested travelers, all money will be refunded.



Stanley Cup Finals Tickets in Detroit

Our contact in Detroit has contacted us again about tickets in Detroit.

But this time, they are going fast.

Upper Deck Tickets are still available for Game 2 this Sunday.

Game time is yet to be announced.

If you are interested, please contact travel@jacketbackers.org for more information.


Group Seats for Game 1 and 2 in Detroit


Stanley Cup Playoff Tickets
Games 1 and 2 in Detroit
Group Seats Available
But we have to act Fast
Game 1 - Thursday at 7:00
Game 2 - Saturday at 6:00
Must respond by noon on Tuesday
The Jacketbackers have the opportunity to get group tickets in Detroit for games 1 and 2.  The seats will be in the 200 level.  All the tickets will be in the same area but not necessarily adjacent.  Not single seats, but small groups throughout the section.  They are offering us $60 tickets for $45 each if we can provide a group of 20 or more. The tickets will be at will call for your individual group.
If you are interested, please let us know as soon as possible by responding to treasurer@jacketbackers.org.
When responding please include a phone number, which game or games you want tickets for. How many tickets for each game.  Confirm whether or not you want the tickets for $60 if we do not get a group of 20.
 Carry the Flag!



Blue Jackets Face Red Wings in First Round

Blue Jackets vs. Red Wings

1st Round

Stanley Cup Playoffs

St. Louis beats Colorado, dropping Columbus to the 7th seed and a first round matchup against the Red Wings. We have contacted the Red Wings and have opportunities for Group Seating for Games 1 and 2.  See post above.  We know of a few people that have already acquired their tickets in Section 209 and plan to meet up at the Anchor Bar pre game for Game 1.

Feel free to use the comments area to post leads on tickets, seat locations, carpool options etc.

 Carry the Flag

Let's Invade the Joe!


Nashville - April 4th - Tickets Only









Come see Rick Nash and Your

Columbus Blue Jackets against

The Nashville Predators

Saturday April 4, 2009


The Jacket Backers have reserved a block of 30 tickets for this game in Nashville.  We have to act quickly to guarantee these tickets.  The tickets will be in Club Section 223 in the Blue Jackets attack twice zone.  This is a ticket only event and the tickets are $55 for members or $75 for non-members.  We need at least 15 people to guarantee these prices.  So sign up now by contacting travel@jacketbackers.com or treasurer@jacketbackers.com.