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02-08-2016, 04:44 PM
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How long is your definition of 'walking distance'?
Considering it is supposed to be cold... pretty close
A parking garage might not be a bad idea though. I have never been to Columbus at all, so I don't know what the city is like or what the layout around the arena is

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Oh that isn't a bad price.
I am used to Blackhawks prices...

Do I need a parking pass for the garages, or can I just pay as I'm leaving?
Technically, it's pay as you're arriving in some cases, but otherwise you're good.

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Considering it is supposed to be cold... pretty close
A parking garage might not be a bad idea though. I have never been to Columbus at all, so I don't know what the city is like or what the layout around the arena is
You're going to love the city. Garage's are usually around 10 bucks.

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02-09-2016, 08:47 AM
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Considering it is supposed to be cold... pretty close
A parking garage might not be a bad idea though. I have never been to Columbus at all, so I don't know what the city is like or what the layout around the arena is
Well, public transit is minimal so there are a TON of parking garages. You could find surface lots or garages within 5-10 minutes walking for $5-10 range. It'll go up to $15-$20 if you want to park right next to the arena.

The area near the Arena is filled with bars and restaurants. R Bar is the "hockey bar" that is just a couple minutes north (and east by a few feet) of the arena. Really...if you just start walking that area you'll find most places packed. Just depends on what you're looking for before/after the game.

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Thank you guys so much! I am really excited to check it out

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Just got back to Rockford after the game last night. That was an awesome time. I didn't have time to explore the city because we did the drive there and back the same day.
But that little area you have around the arena is awesome. Parking was easy, and the arena experience was great as well.

Thanks, Columbus, for a great time. (Oh, and Saad scored, so that was nice haha)
I didn't get too many weird looks for sporting my Hawks jersey. Even a few "Go Hawks!" which I wasn't expecting. Probably helped that I was cheering for the home team

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Just talked with my wife, and I think our family is coming down for the Feb 27th game vs. Florida Panthers.
It's a 3pm game.

There's 7 of us, so it should be fun. Any excuse for a road trip and a hockey game is good enough for our daughters.

Drive is just over 5 hrs, so it works out: leave first thing in the morning, get there early enough to tour the arena a bit, then leave after the game to be home before midnight.

Never been there before.
Gonna try to convince our daughters to wear all of my CBJ jerseys.

Feel free to introduce yourself....will let you know where we're sitting once I get the tickets.

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02-16-2016, 08:58 AM
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Alright, after looking online for tickets for that Feb 27th game, thought I'd try here as well.
I need 7 tickets. Preferably together, but will take 5+2 near each other.
Budget is a factor, so looking for upper bowl seats.
After reading on past ticket threads here, some have suggested to just walk up on game day and get tickets from scalpers.
Thoughts?

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02-16-2016, 09:04 AM
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Alright, after looking online for tickets for that Feb 27th game, thought I'd try here as well.
I need 7 tickets. Preferably together, but will take 5+2 near each other.
Budget is a factor, so looking for upper bowl seats.
After reading on past ticket threads here, some have suggested to just walk up on game day and get tickets from scalpers.
Thoughts?
I would check with stub hub - their you can sell tickets under face value so more than likely to get a better deal than ticketmaster.
I hate scalpers.
I would also check with CBJ site just to see if they have any specials. Other option in Green Seats where you get their early on game day.

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02-16-2016, 10:46 AM
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Thanks for the reply....yeah, stubhub was the best priced option so far.
I am leery of scalpers, because they'll know I need 7 and may not be willing to play ball, so to speak.
I'd hate to have driven 5 hours for nothing.....'sorry kids, get back in the van', lol

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Thanks for the reply....yeah, stubhub was the best priced option so far.
I am leery of scalpers, because they'll know I need 7 and may not be willing to play ball, so to speak.
I'd hate to have driven 5 hours for nothing.....'sorry kids, get back in the van', lol
If you can get to the box office 2 hours before the game, then you'll be able to buy tickets for $10 for certain. The team sells 250 seats in the upper deck on the side (toward the Florida shoots twice side) each game two hours before faceoff. They're really decent seats and if you're on a budget, they sound like the perfect fit for you. I only go to week night games and I've been able to get these $10 seats easily every time this year and I generally show up right at game time. I would guess that even if you show up an hour before the game that there would be no problem getting them. $29 seats are the next price up at the box office. 7 tix together from scalpers might be an iffy proposition as well.

Have fun at the game!

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If you can get to the box office 2 hours before the game, then you'll be able to buy tickets for $10 for certain. The team sells 250 seats in the upper deck on the side (toward the Florida shoots twice side) each game two hours before faceoff. They're really decent seats and if you're on a budget, they sound like the perfect fit for you. I only go to week night games and I've been able to get these $10 seats easily every time this year and I generally show up right at game time. I would guess that even if you show up an hour before the game that there would be no problem getting them. $29 seats are the next price up at the box office. 7 tix together from scalpers might be an iffy proposition as well.

Have fun at the game!
Wow, thanks for the tip!
I just looked these up, these are the Huntington Green Seats.

Do you think these will still be easily available on a Saturday afternoon game?
I read in another thread here that these tickets are scooped up by scalplers.

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Wow, thanks for the tip!
I just looked these up, these are the Huntington Green Seats.

Do you think these will still be easily available on a Saturday afternoon game?
I read in another thread here that these tickets are scooped up by scalplers.
https://seatgeek.com/panthers-at-blu...na/nhl/2666581

(Seats around $40 per here in the upper bowl).

There are a TON of seats available for 2/27 as of now, so I doubt too many of those Green Seats will be picked up early.

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Wow, thanks for the tip!
I just looked these up, these are the Huntington Green Seats.

Do you think these will still be easily available on a Saturday afternoon game?
I read in another thread here that these tickets are scooped up by scalplers.
I'm going to the game tonight and I'll get there no earlier than 20 minutes before the game and I'm almost 100% sure that I'll get them.

Like I said, I don't do weekend games generally. Saturday is the best attended night, but in this lost season, I'd doubt the scalpers would have much of a market in buying the green seats. If you get to the arena an hour beforehand, I'd doubt you'd have much of a problem getting them, but there's no guarantee.

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Hey I'm probably coming out next week for the game against the Devils. Was there last year and thought the arena and the surrounding area was great. Only question we have is - is there a tarp/tent over the visiting tunnel that leads to the bench in the arena? Trying to figure out if we'd be able to high five some players on their way in/out. Thanks

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Hey I'm probably coming out next week for the game against the Devils. Was there last year and thought the arena and the surrounding area was great. Only question we have is - is there a tarp/tent over the visiting tunnel that leads to the bench in the arena? Trying to figure out if we'd be able to high five some players on their way in/out. Thanks
no I don't think so.. we don't have much of a terrorizing fanbase

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Hey I'm probably coming out next week for the game against the Devils. Was there last year and thought the arena and the surrounding area was great. Only question we have is - is there a tarp/tent over the visiting tunnel that leads to the bench in the arena? Trying to figure out if we'd be able to high five some players on their way in/out. Thanks
No tarp. High five away

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Went to Winter Park tonight before it closes this weekend.

Very cool atmosphere.

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No tarp. High five away
There is a partial tarp I believe, but the yes the first 2-3 rows can high five.

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Thanks for all the info. Think we are going with Pies and Pints pre-game(I would prefer the new Hoof Hearted brewpub). Appreciate the help.

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My company offerring $60 mezzanine-level tix and the first 50 employees get to high-five the team on their way out onto the ice for March 4th vs the Oil. Think I'll go.

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My company offerring $60 mezzanine-level tix and the first 50 employees get to high-five the team on their way out onto the ice for March 4th vs the Oil. Think I'll go.
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My company offerring $60 mezzanine-level tix and the first 50 employees get to high-five the team on their way out onto the ice for March 4th vs the Oil. Think I'll go.
My company is lame. They never do anything like this.
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Shouldn't it be about time for season ticket renewals to be sent out?

First time I'm really on fence with renewing. Been there since season 1, but likely will be leaving Arena District in next year. Additionally I sold most of my tickets this year (been to 6 games, and twice I sat in corporate boxes).

Who knows let's hope for flat ticket prices. I know they sent out surveys on what the STH wanted - to me I like the bonus card for paying early and fan bucks additional discounts. But above and beyond that only thing I care about is winning. Don't care about fan events or going to hear some front office guy talk.

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