FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: FEBRUARY 11, 2021
COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS STATEMENT
COLUMBUS, OHIO – The Columbus Blue Jackets issued the following statement today regarding Columbus Public Health’s formal support of a plan to allow a limited number of fans to attend Blue Jackets games at Nationwide Arena during the 2020-21 season:
“The Columbus Blue Jackets are very pleased that the plan we presented, in conjunction with Columbus Arena Sports & Entertainment, has been approved by Columbus Public Health to allow 10 percent of Nationwide Arena’s capacity, or 1,953 fans, to attend games at our facility. Our understanding is that Columbus Public Health will share its recommendations and submit this variance request to the Ohio Department of Health for final approval.
“We have spent a great deal of time and effort to provide a framework for fans to safely return to Nationwide Arena this season and appreciate the work of our local health officials throughout this process to date. We are excited about the possibility of welcoming The 5th Line back to Nationwide Arena and look forward to hearing from state officials in the near future. Should final approval be granted, we anticipate final preparations to welcome fans back to the arena to take at least one week.”
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