Love hockey but don’t want to pay full price for a ticket? There are several ways to receive special tickets packages or discounted tickets for Columbus Blue Jackets games that will save you some money.
You’ll find ticket discounts for students, active duty military, veterans, and families. Check out the special promotions and giveaways coming up, including freebies you can redeem even if you aren’t at the game!
If you’ve never been to a hockey game before, you’re in for a treat! The game is much easier to follow in person than on TV, and the Columbus Blue Jackets organization does a great job at keeping the atmosphere entertaining and engaging.
Limited time holiday offers
Each Blue Jackets Snowman holiday ornament, priced at $30, is autographed by a current member of the Blue Jackets or Stinger. Price includes shipping. Visit cbjholidays.givesmart.com to purchase. Proceeds benefit the Blue Jackets Foundation.
For a $10 donation to the Columbus Blue Jackets Foundation, fans attending home games on December 16, 21, and 23 may have a photo taken with Santa Stinger.
The photo station, located on the main concourse, will be available when doors open until the game starts. A printed copy and access to a digital version will be provided.
Salvation Army Toy Collection
December 8 & 10 – The Columbus Blue Jackets, in partnership with WBNS-10TV, are asking fans to support The Salvation Army of Central Ohio’s efforts to brighten the holidays for local families in need by donating toys at Nationwide Arena on Friday, December 8 and Sunday, December 10.
Volunteers will be collecting new, unwrapped toys on Front St. and McConnell Blvd. plaza entrances before the games. Toys will be donated to The Salvation Army of Central Ohio’s Christmas Cheer program.
Fans who donate that night will receive a pair of complimentary tickets to an upcoming Jackets home game.
For those unable to make it to the game, toy donations will be accepted now through December 8 at the Salvation Army, designated OhioHealth Chiller Ice Rinks, the Blue Line stores at Nationwide Arena and Polaris Mall, Safe Harbor Retirement Group offices, Ricart Automotive locations, designated Walmart locations and the 10TV Studio.
Additionally, donors may drop off toys at the “Big 10TV Toy Drive” at the 10TV studio (770 Twin Rivers Dr., Columbus, OH 43215) on Thursday, December 7 from 7 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Fans can also donate an item when shopping online and ship directly to 10TV (770 Twin Rivers Dr., Columbus, OH 43215).
Discount Tickets for Columbus Blue Jackets Hockey
Tickets for Troops
Sponsored by Ohio CAT for active duty military and veterans
Visit the Nationwide Arena box office one hour prior to doors opening on any home gameday..
Active Duty: Present an active duty military ID and receive one complimentary ticket. You may also purchase up to four additional discounted tickets.
Veterans: Receive up to four discounted tickets when you present your current Veteran ID Card/dependent ID.
In partnership with GovX.com, the Columbus Blue Jackets offer discounted tickets to active-duty, reserved, veteran and retired service members, first responders and healthcare professionals.
Verifying your Military, First Responder or Healthcare status will create an account with GovX.com, allowing you to return and make subsequent ticket purchases without re-verification. If you already have a GovX account, find the tickets here.
Student Achievers, powered by AEP
The Columbus Blue Jackets Student Achievers recognizes high performing and improved students for their academic accomplishments!
Students that receive straight A’s, or improve a full letter grade in one subject, over the course of a grading period are eligible to receive an exclusive ticket offer.
Parents can upload a copy of the student’s report card and if it qualifies, you’ll get an email with instructions on how to redeem the offer. Full details here.
We redeemed this offer last season, and it was super easy! We were able to add on discounted tickets for the whole family to attend.
CBJ Student Rush Discounted Tickets for Columbus Blue Jackets
All high school & college students can purchase $24 upper bowl tickets and $35 lower bowl tickets to regular season Blue Jackets home games.
Sign up for CBJ Student Rush Program first and opt-in for Student Ticket Offer text alerts. You can even refer friends and classmates to be entered to win 2 FREE tickets to CBJ game.
CBJ RUSH tickets go on sale in the Blue Jackets Mobile App starting at noon on game days, and at the Nationwide Arena Box Office one hour before each game.
Two tickets may be purchased per valid student ID, while supplies last. Must present valid student ID upon admission.
OSU Students Ride Free!
OSU students can get FREE transportation to Blue Jackets games with your Buck ID. Take the Number 2 COTA Bus downtown and get off at the Nationwide Boulevard stop.
Dispatch Family Value Pack Discounted Tickets
Bring the family to cheer on the Blue Jackets for regular season home games with the Dispatch Family Value Pack. Get a game ticket, hot dog, Pepsi, popcorn, and an Chiller Skate Pass for one low price. Tickets start at $30 and include QR code vouchers for all of the above.
This season, purchasers of the Dispatch Family Pack tickets for select games are invited to take part in exclusive on-ice experiences including postgame slap shots on the main ice or pregame Skates with Stinger in the OhioHealth Ice Haus (attached to Nationwide Arena).
Friday, Oct. 20 vs. Calgary
Friday, Dec. 1 vs. Ottawa
Friday, Dec. 8 vs. St. Louis
Friday, Jan. 19 vs. New Jersey
Friday, Feb. 23 vs. Buffalo
After market tickets for CBJ
You can also purchase resale tickets at a big discount. The closer you get to game time, the less expensive you may find tickets. These are often sold from season ticket holders who can’t make that specific game, so you can even find great seats for less.
Make sure you purchase a verified resale ticket (from your preferred platform) – the ticket will transfer to you automatically.
Promotions and Special events
Promotions will be added for the 23/24 season as they are released
Details aren’t available in advance for all of the promotions; check the website for updates.
Theme Nights with Columbus Blue Jackets
The Columbus Blue Jackets opening night for the 2023-24 regular season is Thursday, October 12 verses Philadelphia Flyers, kicking off their 23rd National Hockey League season.
All ticket holders will experience the theme nights which include unique game night experiences, concourse activities, themed entertainment and giveaway items.
Thursday, Oct. 12 vs. Philadelphia – Opening Night pres. by Nationwide featuring 2023-24 Schedule Magnets
Friday, Oct. 20 vs Calgary – STAR WARS™ Takeover Night (See Ticket Package)
Saturday, Oct. 28 vs. New York Islanders – Halloween Night featuring a Youth Trick or Treat Bucket (first 13,000 kids), and trick or treating from 6-7 pm. Wear costumes for a chance to win autographed CBJ merchandise
Thursday, Nov. 16 vs. Arizona – Hockey Fights Cancer Night pres. by OhioHealth featuring HFC Johnny Gaudreau Bobblehead
Friday, Dec. 1 vs Ottawa – Grateful Dead Takeover Night (See Ticket Package)
Friday, Dec. 8 vs. St. Louis – First Responder Night pres. by Jet’s Pizza (See Ticket Package)
Sunday, Dec. 10 vs. Florida – Mascot Madness Day featuring a Kids Mascot Poster
Friday, Dec. 29 vs Toronto –2024-25 Team Calendar giveaway, pres. by New Amsterdam
Monday, Jan. 15 vs. Vancouver – Hockey is for Everyone Night pres. by Vorys
Thursday, Feb. 23 vs Buffalo – Margaritaville Takeover Night pres. by Visit Central Florida (See Ticket Package)
Thursday, Feb. 29 vs. Carolina – Military Appreciation Night pres. by Elk + Elk (See Ticket Package)
Saturday, March 9 vs. Nashville – Kids Takeover Game pres. by Bob Evans featuring Blue Jackets Sticker Sheet
Saturday, April 6 vs. Philadelphia – 5th Line Celebration pres. by Schmidt’s Sausage Haus featuring Blue Jackets Nesting Doll Set
Tuesday, April 16 vs Carolina – Team Poster giveaway
Special ticket packages are available throughout the season which include unique items and experiences with package purchases, and are limited in quantity.
Most ticket packages start at just $40 per ticket. See more details here.
Saturday, Oct. 14 vs NY Rangers – Hockey For Her
Friday, Oct. 20 vs. Calgary – STAR WARS™ Ticket Package includes an exclusive Star Wars x Blue Jackets Jersey
Saturday, Oct. 28 vs New York Islanders – Bob Ross Ticket Package includes an exclusive Bob Ross x CBJ Bobblehead
Friday, Dec. 1 vs. Ottawa – Grateful Dead Ticket Package includes an exclusive Grateful Dead x Blue Jackets Jersey
Friday, Dec. 8 vs. St. Louis – First Responder Ticket Package pres. by Jet’s Pizza includes an exclusive First Responder x Blue Jackets Jersey
Friday, Feb. 23 vs. Buffalo – Margaritaville Ticket Package pres. by Visit Central Florida includes a Margaritaville x CBJ Shirt
Sunday, Feb. 25 vs NY Rangers – Hockey For Her
Thursday, Feb. 29 vs. Carolina – Military Appreciation Ticket Package pres. by Elk + Elk includes a Military x Blue Jackets Jersey
Monday, March 4 vs Vegas – Elvis Presley Ticket Package includes an Elvis Presley x CBJ Bobblehead
Celebrate after the game with these season-long promotions for home and away games. Details tba for 2023/2024. Check here for updates.
Family Promotions and fun
In addition to the Dispatch Family Value Pack, there are a couple of other promotions available for families and kids.
First Game Experience presented by Ohio’s 529 Plan, CollegeAdvantage
Bring your kids to their first Blue Jackets game and they can get a FREE CBJ first game puck. These can be picked up at Guest Services desk near the Blue Line Store and section110
Fans attending their first Blue Jackets game can capture the memory with a commemorative puck and photo in front of a My First CBJ Game backdrop, courtesy of Ohio’s 529 Plan, CollegeAdvantage.
Photos at the Cannon
Head to section 111 and capture a photo next to the Cannon, a prominent symbol of Blue Jackets hockey.
Sensory Inclusion Packs
Packs are intended to reduce the impact of the in-person experience that may be overwhelming to some guests. Packs include items such as fidget toys, a weighted lap pad, sunglasses, non-verbal cards, and noise-reducing headphones.
Visit the Guest Services Desk at section 111 and 208.
Family Restrooms – Main concourse near sections 101, 110, and 118. Upper concourse near sections 206, 221, and 228.
Nursing Rooms – Main concourse at section 105/106. Upper concourse at section 206.
Blue Jackets Watch Parties, presented by Coors Light
Can’t get to the game? Gather ’round with fellow fans to enjoy the game on big screens with CBJ Appearances, Giveaways, Food & Drink Specials, and more.
TBA for 2023/2024. Check here for updates.
Looking for more places to watch the game? Check out the Blue Jacket Bar Network around Columbus. These bars will be broadcasting games all season.